Employment & Internships

Employment at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

 

Current Employment Opportunities  

  • Grants Writer

    Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Grants Writer will manage and assist with key aspects of Cheekwood’s fundraising, with primary focus on a) securing foundation, government and corporate support through grant writing and management, and b) identifying new funding opportunities for increased support of Cheekwood and its programs.

    • • In concert with the Chief Advancement Officer, develop and implement strategy for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation donors, with the goal of securing support for key exhibitions, programs, and initiatives
    • • Takes lead on writing foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals in deadline-driven environment. Coordinate with colleagues from Education, Gardens, Museum, Finance, and other departments when necessary to collect program information in a timely manner.
    • • Research and identify new funding opportunities (foundation, corporate, government and/or individual) to support Cheekwood’s operations, programs, and special projects.
    • • Utilizing research and knowledge of the sector, advise leadership on strategic organizational initiatives that will make Cheekwood a stronger candidate and improve the likelihood of foundation and government funding.
    • • Develop and maintain annual calendar of grant deadlines including proposal due dates, notification dates, mid-cycle check ins and final report dates.
    • • Develop revenue goals and budgets for foundation and government giving. Monitor and report on progress regularly.
    • • Oversee entire grant cycle for funded projects. Liaise with other departments to track progress and use of funds.
    • • Oversee promised credit, benefits, and reporting to ensure that Cheekwood fulfills requirements of each funder.
    • • Lead development and execution of institutional advocacy strategy, attending relevant community meetings and trainings as may be required to support fundraising efforts. Identify opportunities for partnership and participation by local, state, and national elected officials and community advocates.
    • • Work with Chief Advancement Officer and President/CEO to manage/assist with Cheekwood’s Government Relations
    • • Serve as Cheekwood representative at foundation and government events as needed, on- and off-site.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years’ experience at a nonprofit organization, including successful grant-writing and reporting experience. This person must possess excellent writing skills, project management and organizational skills. They must prioritize activities and responsibilities and manage multiple projects and concurrent tasks with the ability to work effectively within established deadlines. Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work with diverse internal and external constituents. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Familiarity with donor databases and museum environment a plus. High level of professionalism and confidentiality a must. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required. This position may work remotely initially but will return to the office following the organizations COVID-19 pandemic safety protocol plan.

    We offer a competitive benefit package with the opportunity to work in an exceptionally beautiful setting in a dynamic and growing city. Send resume, letter of interest and writing sample to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Summer Camp Instructor

    Cheekwood is seeking creative, energetic, and positive individuals to instruct in a summer day camp program for children ages 5 and up. Summer Camp instructors will be responsible for facilitating age-appropriate lessons, activities, and games that reflect course offerings in visual arts and horticulture.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Instruct summer camps utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, and games in assigned studio arts, nature and/or gardening or other camps
    • • Provide a written curriculum for approval upon class assignment. Curriculum must clearly outline projects and material lists. Adapt when materials available differ from those requested
    • • Responsible for set up and clean up after session including changing/replacing paper, returning supplies to the designated areas, cleaning supplies (brushes, paint containers, etc.)
    • • Arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins
    • • Acts as the primary supervisor of students during class hours
    • • Provides instruction to counselors or volunteers assisting in the classroom
    • • Administers basic first aid when necessary
    • • Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for campers

    Required Education:

    • • High school diploma or equivalent
    • • Training in studio arts, art education, garden education or horticulture

    Preferred Education:

    • • Teaching Certification
    • • Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts, Horticulture, or related educational field

    Required Skills:

    • • Knowledge of basic teaching methods, as well as non-traditional techniques for early childhood development.
    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    • • Must work well without direct supervision.
    • • Must have excellent time management skills.
    • • Must have a desire to work with children.
    • • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
    • • Ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and follow protocols.
    • • Responsible attitude and professionalism toward career essential.

    Preferred Skills:

    • • Previous teaching experience or summer camp experience is desired.
    • • Experience conducting educational programming is also desired.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • Must commit to a Monday through Friday schedule of either morning or afternoon camp sessions.
    • • Cheekwood Summer Camp runs from June 7 – July 30, 2021

    Please send resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

  • Summer Camp Counselor

    Cheekwood is seeking creative, energetic, and positive individuals to assist in the instruction of a summer day camp program for children ages 5 and up. Summer Camp Counselors will assist in overseeing studio spaces, leading camp groups and lesson plans, and will work alongside educators and professional teaching artists.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • • Encourage and help foster a positive learning environment in the classroom.
    • • Assist in leading hands-on classroom instruction.
    • • Overseeing camp registration/check-in.
    • • Preparing supplies and materials for classes.
    • • Responsible for cleaning up after camp session including changing/replacing paper on tables, returning supplies to the designated areas, cleaning supplies (brushes, paint containers, etc.)
    • • Interacting with visitors, campers, and parents through educational activities.
    • • Providing excellent customer service for parents & children enrolled in classes.
    • • Assisting instructors with preparation and execution of projects and art activities.

    Required Education:

    • • High school diploma or equivalent.

    Required Skills:

    • • Experience supervising children.
    • • Teaching experience.
    • • Public speaking.
    • • Customer service.
    • • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    • • Must work well without direct supervision.
    • • Must have desire to work with children.
    • • Background or interest in studio arts, nature and/or gardening.

    Required Work Schedule and Hours:

    • • Cheekwood Summer Camp runs from June 7 – July 30, 2021
    • • Applicants must be available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 1 PM or 1 PM – 5 PM
    • • Must commit to at least 4 weeks of camp, ideally available all 8 weeks of camp.

    Please send resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

    Cheekwood is an equal opportunity employer

Internships at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

We do not have any available internship opportunities at this time. Please check back for the most up-to-date information about internships at Cheekwood. Thank you!

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