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The Everson Museum is a Syracuse architectural icon designed by internationally-known architect I.M. Pei. Within this extraordinary workplace, you’ll find a team-based office environment, endless opportunities to learn and grow, and creative staff members with a diverse group of voices. Staff members enjoy a variety of special benefits including free parking, discounts in the Museum Shop, café, and on adult and youth classes, and a robust paid-time-off policy. Our competitive compensation package also includes health and dental insurance and a 403B retirement program. Salary commensurate with experience.

Everson Museum of Art is committed to maintaining a work place free of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, reproductive decision-making, sexual orientation and any other characteristics or other protected classes recognized by applicable federal, state or local law. Everson Museum of Art is fully committed to equal opportunities for all employees.

Opportunities 2023

Reports to: Director of Development
Full-time, non-exempt 37.5 hours per week

The Development Associate provides strategic support to the Development Department in the areas of fundraising, research and stewardship, major gifts, planned giving, grants, foundations, corporate partnerships, and general membership. The Development Associate acts as an administrative assistant for the department and provides support, resources, coordination, and project management to the Director of Development.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Help facilitate a strategic plan for membership growth and donor cultivation. This includes both individual and corporate memberships.
• Formulate and manage annual membership expense and revenue budgets designed to reach targeted goals.
• Assist in the planning of major fundraising events such as the Everson Annual Picnic and the Festival of Trees & Light.
• Launch member acquisition and renewal campaigns and process monthly renewal notices.
• Oversee recognition programs and timely acknowledgment and fulfillment of benefits.
• Manage departmental donor portfolios and stewardship efforts. Work with Director & CEO and Director of Development to assure that donors and prospects are being contacted in a timely manner.
• Manage membership database (Altru), and create and monitor effective reporting for membership and development. Train others as needed.
• Run reports daily from Altru reconciling online transactions to ensure donations are being allocated correctly.
• Assist with organizing and tracking donor and fundraising campaigns.
• Work with Education Department to develop strategies for collaboration.
• Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.
• Previous membership experience with progressively increased responsibility, preferably at an arts or educational institution.
• Excellent communication and writing skills.
• Experience working directly with the public and providing first-rate customer service.
• Strong organizational and management skills; ability to prioritize and multitask.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Altru, Raiser’s Edge, or comparable fundraising software a must.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• At least three years of development-based work and demonstrated success in a Museum or other non-profit setting.
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication ability.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with staff, members of the public, members and donors; ability to train, motivate and oversee volunteers and promote membership activities to ethnically and culturally diverse groups and communities.

Reports to: Learning & Engagement Coordinator 

Employment Category: Part-time 

Compensation: $1000 for five days 

Schedule & Commitment:  

Camp is scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm from February 20-24, 2023. Instructors are expected to allocate addition time for lesson planning, set-up and take-down. 

Everson Winter Art Camp: Common Ground  

Full Day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or
Half Day: Morning 9:00 am -12:00 pm 
| Afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

February 20 -24, 2023 for ages 8-12 only   

Join us for the Everson’s 2023 Winter Art Camp: Build Your Own World Edition. Over the course of five days students will embark on a journey to create their own world fully imagined with maps, characters, cultures, and institutions. Inspired by the Everson’s latest exhibition Common Ground, which showcases ceramic pieces from around the world, students will be asked to think thoughtfully about culture and tradition. In the end, students will present their worlds in various ways, using Legos, clay, glue, and sticks, with writings, songs, and costumes that fit within their world. Could it be a creation of a miniature city? Or a detailed storyboard map? Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate each student as they let their imaginations run wild.  

Everson Winter Art Camp Instructor: 

The Everson Museum of Art is seeking an instructor to teach session during the 2023 Everson Winter Art Camp. Class themes include disciplines such as sculpture, clay-building and ceramics, painting, songwriting, storytelling, and textiles, and more. Once hired, instructors will collaborate with the Learning & Engagement Department to develop the curriculum. There will be a special emphasis on including activities, themes, topics, and the presentation of contemporary and historical artists and artworks from a non-Eurocentric perspective, centering the curriculum on cultural appreciation rather than cultural appropriation. Instructors are expected to supervise campers and ensure their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, and general well-being. We seek instructors experienced working with K-12 students, who are strong team players, have excellent organizational and creative abilities, follow-through, and attention to detail, and who are knowledgeable about a range of interdisciplinary youth art topics.  

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to: Shari Merten, [email protected]. Accepted applicants will be asked to participate in a background check.

February 20-24, 2023 

Reports to: Learning & Engagement Coordinator, Shari Merten 

Compensation: $15 per hour   

Schedule & Commitment:
Camp is scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm from February 20-24, 2023. Instructors are expected to allocate additional time for lesson planning, set-up and take-down.

Everson Winter Art Camp: Common Ground  

Full Day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or
Half Day: Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00pm    

February 20 -24, 2023 for ages 8-12 only   

Join us for the Everson’s 2023 Winter Art Camp: Build Your Own World Edition. Over the course of five days students will embark on a journey to create their own world fully imagined with maps, characters, cultures, and institutions. Inspired by the Everson’s latest exhibition Common Ground, which showcases ceramic pieces from around the world, students will be asked to think thoughtfully about culture and tradition. In the end, students will present their worlds in various ways, using Legos, clay, glue, and sticks, with writings, songs, and costumes that fit within their world. Could it be a creation of a miniature city? Or a detailed storyboard map? Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate each student as they let their imaginations run wild.  

Winter Camp Teaching Assistant Internship

The Everson Museum of Art is seeking a Teaching Assistant to assist with classes and youth education projects during the 2023 Everson Winter Art Camp. Class themes include disciplines such as sculpture, clay-building and ceramics, painting, songwriting, storytelling, and textiles, and more. Winter Art Camp Teaching Assistants will learn about and engage with youth art education, curriculum design, classroom management, and will work closely with local educators and artists. The Teaching Assistant will have the opportunity to design and lead youth art activities in collaboration with the Everson’s Learning & Engagement Department and class instructors.  

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to: Shari Merten, [email protected]. Accepted applicants will be asked to participate in a background check.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment consideration.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment consideration.

Internships

Everson internships have an experiential learning focus by design. Students work closely with museum staff and volunteers. Internships are project-based and support current museum initiatives. Matching student interests with museum initiatives helps ensure the internship will be a skill building opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Audience Development Intern

Audience Development Interns will acquire skills that help arts organizations connect with audiences in diverse ways, build new audiences, and communicate with audiences effectively. Duties may include research for social media marketing, posting on community calendars, running customer satisfaction surveys, working at special events and building distribution lists for digital marketing. Experience in Excel, customer service, and social media platforms desirable.

Curatorial Intern

Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, assisting with the development of exhibition concepts, and working directly with the museum’s collection through photographing works, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition.

*Please note: summer 2022 curatorial internships are now closed.

Development Intern

Gain a broad understanding of the business operations of a museum and fundraising.

Focus is on revenue generation including marketing, special events, grant writing and database management.

Education Intern

Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee family programming for the Art Zone; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and departmental operations.

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Develop promotional campaigns in support of Everson exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, coordinate coverage with the media and design support pieces.

Applying for Internships

To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.