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Experiential Programs Associate - Grounds For Sculpture

Experiential Programs Associate - Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full-time Experiential Programs Associate to join its Education and Engagement team. The Education Department at Grounds For Sculpture develops programming for individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The Experiential Programs Associate supports the Manager of Experiential Programs and the scheduling, production, and implementation of interactive, hands-on programs geared towards children, families, and adults. This position collaborates across many departments and partners to provide meaningful learning experiences for all visitors.

Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Experiential Programs Associate are to assist the Manager of Experiential Programs in creating and coordinating hands-on educational programs. This requires supporting the production of an array of public and private programs, including studio-based and horticulture-rooted workshops, drop-in programs for intergenerational and family audiences, wellness offerings geared towards adults, a very active teambuilding program for private and corporate groups, extended community partnership programs, and other small and large-scale events throughout the year. Additional responsibilities include composing internal memos to create awareness among colleagues in advance of scheduled events, drafting maintenance requests and coordinating with the GFS facilities team to ensure program spaces as prepared as needed for given workshops, events or similar, and creating requests for volunteers needed for specific events. This position also acts as a point person on the day of an event, either with Manager of Experiential Programs or independently, distributes program evaluation surveys post-event, and assists with managing studio spaces and maintaining our inventory of supplies. Special projects and teaching in the galleries and studios are assigned as needed.

The Experiential Programs Associate is managed by the Manager of Experiential Programs and works collaboratively across the Education Department, as well as with other staff throughout the museum.


Meticulous organization and planning skills are essential. Excellent customer service skills and ability to handle stressful situations well.Outstanding people skills, and comfort interacting and working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.Ability to prioritize and work both collaboratively and independently.


Minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience.Interest or experience in the fields of art, museum, or horticulture education.Associates and/or bachelor’s degree in a related field.Ability to work regularly Tuesday through Saturday with some flexibility needed on nights and weekends.Experiencing working with, or coordinating, volunteers a plus.Knowledge of art materials and techniques a plus.

Candidates must submit the following through the GFS Website:

Cover Letter and ResumeSalary Requirements

About Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a 42-acre not-for-profit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum, founded by Seward Johnson. Welcoming nearly a quarter of a million guests each year, it combines art and beckoning spaces to surprise, inspire, and engage all visitors in the artist’s act of invention. Its collection features over 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions rotate in six indoor galleries. Offering rich educational programs, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, it is open year-round, with extended hours in the summer. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. Visit for more information or read our reviews on Trip Advisor.