Careers

Business & Sales Associate (Full Time)
Compost & Farm Educator (Full Time)
Farmer (Full Time)
Accountant (Full-Time)

See descriptions below.


BUSINESS and SALES ASSOCIATE – Full Time
Staten Island, NY

The Business and Sales Associate (BSA) is responsible for managing and working with new and existing clients wishing to utilize the campus for programmatic rental and/or partnership events, commercial film and photo shoots, festivals, conferences and other types of earned income activity that maximizes revenue and draws new audiences. The BSA reports directly to the CFO but will also work collaboratively with other programmatic departments and operational departments. The BSA will seek to identify, pitch/solicit, and implement content that is in line with Snug Harbor’s cultural mission and will perform administrative duties associated with above including but not limited to paper work, contracting, inter-departmental coordination, correspondence, and reporting.

He or she is responsible for managing the relationships with new and existing clients who conduct business in Snug Harbor’s unique facilities, which include the historic 686 seat Music Hall, several multi-purpose rooms and outdoor areas. The BSA will manage any existing rentals/clients in the Music Hall (eg. recitals, graduations, etc.). The BSA is also responsible for the event management and logistics preparation associated with executing above-mentioned programming/content/events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the CFO the BSA is responsible for:

Business Development

  • Identifying, pitching to and acquiring new clients of varying size who are interested in using Snug Harbor’s unique indoor and outdoor spaces for short term rentals such as TV/Film/Photo shoots, recitals, graduations, festivals, concerts and performances, meetings/conferences/retreats, etc.
  • Optimizing relationship building and audience development strategies with existing clients and new audiences
  • Managing relationships with large and small corporations, production companies, concert promoters, theater and performing arts companies, other nonprofits, civic associations, and community leaders; create strategic partnerships that advance the organization’s mission
  • Work on teams with members of the Performing Arts and Operations dpeartments to develop and implement programmatic themes for activities on the site
  • Ensuring the new clients/events are submitted and updated on the site-wide calendar

Business and Administrative Functions

  • Negotiates, prepares and executes rental contracts for new business and manages the business retention of existing clients utilizing the Music Hall (eg. recitals, graduations, festivals, etc)
  • Maintains superior relationships with all business clients including responding to email inquiries, answering sales calls, conduction tours, etc
  • Prepares periodic reports on earned income activity and prospective business leads for CFO
  • Works with the Finance Department to verify that all contracts are properly recorded in the accounting system and assist with collections as needed 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidate must have a BA or substantial experience in a relevant field with demonstrated experience, excellent communication and people skills, strong organizational and clerical skills, and superior attention to detail
  • Candidate must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Must be detail-oriented, proactive, with excellent follow-up and project management skills and demonstrate excellent customer service both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to take direction, work quickly, independently and with discretion is essential

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualified candidate for this position will bring a mix of energy, adaptability, judgment, communication and critical thinking skills and “roll up the sleeves attitude” towards their work.   Additional qualifications include:

  • Candidate must be personable, a team player, creative and extremely organized
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both alone and in groups
  • Enthusiastic, work to high standards and ability to take direction
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary history and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – Business and Sales Associate.”

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however ONLY those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

 Compost & Farm Educator, NYC Compost Project – Full Time
Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

BACKGROUND

The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden seeks an enthusiastic individual with compost and outreach experience for a full-time Compost & Farm Educator position.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

Snug Harbor was founded in 1801 as a haven for retired sailors. Today the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (SHCC) is a vibrant regional botanical and arts center serving 450,000 visitors per year. Located less than 1.5 miles from the Staten Island Ferry and accessible by public transportation, SHCC’s stunning 83-acre campus features 26 architecturally significant buildings, nine botanical gardens and a 2 acre working farm. SHCC’s 680-seat Music Hall is New York City’s second oldest music hall and is a centerpiece for local performing. In addition to SHCC’s own programs, its campus houses several separate major nonprofit institutions. Snug Harbor is a must-see City-wide cultural destination that provides arts, education, and entertainment to the public.

THE POSITION

The Compost-Farm Educator is employed by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (SHCC) and is managed by the Project Manager at the NYC Compost Project Hosted by SHCC. This position is primarily responsible to design and implement advanced compost education and expand onsite processing capacity. This person will also participate in organics collection and processing, communications, event planning, and volunteer management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Design, document and implement educational programming focused on composting and urban agriculture for all ages (e.g., Sprout to Mouth, Food Bank Urban Agricultural Training Series, Community Compost sites and Master Composter Certificate Course)
  • Design and implement onsite programming that demonstrates the benefits of compost (i.e., monthly workshops, turn & learns, etc.)
  • Model best practices in urban composting operations to produce high-quality finished material and expand processing capacity
  • Maintain NYC Compost’s Demonstration Site at SHCC. Duties include but are not limited to weeding, mulching, pruning, mowing, debris removal or other garden-related maintenance responsibilities
  • Identify opportunities for public outreach, plan and execute promotional events and volunteer workdays
  • Onsite volunteer coordination (Compost & Farm)
  • Provide assistance to Compost Project Manager, Heritage Farm Manager and Outreach Coordinator
  • Work closely with Snug Harbor Education Coordinator
  • Additional duties as determined by the Compost Project Manager

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education preferred
  • One full season of experience on a small farm or intensively managed garden
  • Knowledge of farm or vegetable & herb production and experience as an educator on a farm or in an outdoor venue
  • Ability to be self-directed in on-farm maintenance tasks and outreach activities.
  • Experience writing curricula for various ages and abilities
  • Experience with diverse computer applications (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs, MS Outlook)

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work with the public, alone, and in a team
  • Valid NYS driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to perform physically strenuous tasks
  • Ability to perform physical outdoor jobs in all weather
  • Ability to network with a wide range of persons in a variety of settings (office environs, botanic gardens, schools, community gardens, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to composting
  • Bobcat/Tractor skills preferred but not required
  • Carpentry skills preferred but not required
  • Bi-lingual preferred but not required
  • Weekend and evening hours as needed
  • Local travel required

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate for this position will bring a mix of energy, adaptability, judgment, coaching and communication, sense of humor, and “roll up the sleeves attitude” towards their work.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org No phone calls please.

Competitive salary with benefits. SHCC is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about SHCC please visit www.snug-harbor.org

For more information about NYC Compost Project please visit www.nyc.gov/compostproject


FARMER, SNUG HARBOR HERITAGE FARM – Full Time
Staten Island, NY

 

THE POSITION

SHCC seeks a full time Farmer to support the daily operations of the Heritage Farm. Qualified candidates should have experience either in small plot urban agriculture or on a rural production farm. Candidates should have experience in organic practices of crop production, work independently, and be able to handle multiple priorities at once. Farmers work closely with farm apprentices and interns, and impart technical skills in order to build their capacity and competence in all aspects of farming.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Farm Manager in all aspects of propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting, cultivating, thinning, weeding, harvesting, processing, and post-harvest handling
  • Support farm manager in record keeping
  • Guide apprentices, interns, and volunteers
  • Perform weekly harvest forecasts
  • Assist with weekend irrigation of the farm throughout season
  • Maintain quality control of all crops for our different markets
  • Manage weekly farm stand and pop-up farm stands as needed
  • Assist Farm Manager with restaurant customers
  • Ability to perform various farm labor in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors in various inclement weather conditions
  • Support facilities operations when necessary especially during special events and/or inclement weather

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate for this position must have at least one full season’s experience in:

 

  • Organic vegetable production growing for market, CSA, and/or restaurant
  • Greenhouse propagation and season extension
  • Small plot intensive gardening, crop rotation and inter-cropping
  • Soil fertility management and composting
  • Facilitating or instructing farm skills to youth apprentices and volunteers
  • Farm record keeping
  • All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Salary will be commensurate with experience.   This is a year-round, four-season, salaried position with benefits. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – Farmer.”

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ASSOCIATE ACCOUNTANT – Full Time
Staten Island, NY

 THE POSITION

The Associate Accountant (AA) provides central accounting services to the organization. The AA  is responsible for vendor payment, revenue and banking functions for the organization, administers insurance, and assists in payroll processing and management. In addition, the AA assists in the annual audit and reporting to several City agencies including the Department of Sanitation and Department of Cultural Affairs. The AA attends to administrative, clerical and business details with great precision and conducts special projects when necessary. The AA reports directly to the CFO and will frequently will serve as the CFO’s representative to the public and governmental agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounting Functions

  • Manage vendors, issue purchase orders, process vendor payment
  • Process revenue receipts, oversee petty cash, and perform cash management and bank reconciliations
  • Assists in preparing annual organizational budget and project budgets, including grant management
  • Back up Assistant Accountant in payroll and human resources functions when necessary

Reporting Functions

  • Manage employment quarterly and annual reporting to local, state, and federal agencies
  • Manage audits of State Department of Labor and Disability Insurance Provider
  • Perform quarterly financial, attendance, and compliance reporting with City agencies
  • Assist in annual audit 

Business Functions

  • Manage Accounts Receivable for short term tenants and special events
  • Assist in insurance procurement, monitoring, and insurance audit functions

Special Projects

  • Assist with procurement of vendors, suppliers or other consultants as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidate must have a BA in a relevant field with demonstrated administrative experience, excellent communication and people skills, strong organizational and clerical skills, and superior attention to detail
  • Candidate must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and proficiency in Word and Excel and proficiency in Quickbooks or comparable accounting software
  • Must be detail-oriented, proactive, with excellent follow-up and organizational skills and demonstrate excellent customer service both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to work quickly and with discretion is essential

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualified candidate for this position will bring a mix of the energy, adaptability, judgment, communication and critical thinking skills and “roll up the sleeves attitude” towards their work.   Additional qualifications include:

  • Candidate must be personable, a team player, creative and extremely organized
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both alone and in groups
  • Enthusiastic, work to high standards and ability to take direction
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed

SALARY:

Salary range is competitive with benefits

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary history and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – Accountant.”

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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