Manager of Workforce Development
Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is at the beginning of a long path toward building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive (EDI) institution. We are looking for individuals, at all levels of the institution, who are interested in joining us on this journey of intentionality and public accountability. This path broadens our workforce (board, staff, volunteers), expands our artist selection and acquisition practice as well as strengthens our internal and external communication systems, networks and norms.
The Manager of Workforce Development oversees Grounds For Sculpture’s (GFS) creation and growth of a new workforce development program, and internships. This individual will create multiple methods of engagement for a growing number of participants through mentorship, hands-on training, site-visits, project creation, and exposure to experts in various fields. Responsibilities include building external and internal relationships to ensure strong recruitment, alumni engagement, a cross-departmental experience offering participants a “taste” of GFS while also providing in-depth engagement within a specific field of interest. Program formation offers participants exposure to GFS and select external community partners. Priorities include experience creating socio-economic growth in communities and a history of creative program creation, budget and systems management, curriculum development, evaluation, and ongoing program analysis. Education Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practice, strong written and communication skills, collaborative working style and a self-starter are needed. This position reports to the Director of Education & Community Engagement and works collaboratively across the Education Department and the institution, on planning, marketing, evaluation, and outreach.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create and expand a strategic plan for workforce development and internship programs with staff and community partners. Creating hands on experience, exposure to job possibilities, access to creative makers and mentors, career guidance, education and training.
- Serve as an ambassador for Grounds For Sculpture to help foster a culture of inclusion for all members, donors, volunteers, and guests.
- Advocates for the museum’s mission and programming to diverse audiences and supports and enhances GFS’s values and strategic plan, specifically our goals of relevance, capacity, social impact, equity, diversity, and inclusion among all stakeholders.
- Ensure optimal GFS staff engagement across all departments in workforce development planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Collaborates with the Manager of School and Group Visits to create a funnel from schools to internships to job placement.
- Works to provide program participant and GFS staff with new professional development learning opportunities for career growth, mentorship and skill building.
- Conduct learning needs assessment and evaluation across the organization and community partners considering career development and leadership development.
- Maintain contact with alumni as the program develops, develop a longitudinal study to track future employment, salary, career satisfaction and educational activity.
- Works collaboratively across departments to analyze target audiences, and marketing and outreach strategies, to ensure effective promotion of programs.
- Actively contributes to, and collaborates on, programming reports to funders and the cultivation of new funders or funding opportunities.
- Manages payroll for Workforce Development staff and participants and tracks program budgets in conjunction with the Director of Education & Community Engagement and GFS’ Finance Department.
- Oversees materials orders, ensuring supplies for programs are always on hand.
- All other duties as assigned
- 3 or more years of relevant work experience
- Background in non-profit administration, human resources, socio economic growth and/or workforce development.
- Demonstrate respect and inclusiveness to all employees, embracing differences
- Knowledge of, and ongoing interest in, best practices in job training and professional development.
- Experience both managing and facilitating professional development training for diverse audiences in a museum, garden, or similar work environment.
- Proven project and personnel management skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit with strong understanding of, and experience with strategic planning, evaluation, and budget management.
- Ability to prioritize and work both collaboratively and independently.
- Outstanding customer service and people skills, centered on teamwork, humility, and humor.
- Creative thinker with strong organizational, communication and written skills.
- High degree of computer proficiency, including database management experience and web research and social media skills.
- Grounds For Sculpture requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Grounds For Sculpture will consider requests for reasonable accommodations. *2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose of J&J
GFS is stronger for the diverse ideas, lived experiences, passions and skill sets of our staff. To that end, we offer equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Compensation & Benefits:
Annualized Salary: $60,000.00
Full Time (Exempt)
Benefits: Grounds For Sculpture offers a benefit package including: 403b plan with a discretionary match, medical benefits, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, company paid holidays, company paid life insurance, long term disability and ADD benefits.
About Grounds For Sculpture
Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre not-for-profit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum, founded by the late artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson. Featuring nearly 300 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists in a beckoning landscape, Grounds For Sculpture combines art and beckoning spaces to welcome, surprise and engage all visitors in the artist’s act of invention. In addition to its permanent collection, Grounds For Sculpture offers rotating special exhibitions in its six indoor galleries, rich educational programs, and dynamic family events. Located in Hamilton, New Jersey, Grounds For Sculpture.
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : General