Exhibits & Program Specialist

Website Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

where art and nature meet

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Koenig Private Foundation, Inc. & Ann’s Circle Inc.

13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD  20688                  jobs@annmariegarden.org


Title:   Exhibits & Program Specialist       DEADLINE extended to March 13, 2023


Details:           full-time position; 40 hours/week


Compensation:  salaried position; range $48,000-62,000 per annum, depending on experience; includes benefits

About Annmarie:  if you are looking to join a wildly creative and hard-working team doing important work for the community, you will find it at Annmarie Garden.  Providing meaningful art and nature experiences and programs for our guests is more important than ever. We work hard every day to fuel creativity, stimulate the mind, nourish the body and soul, protect the environment, and generate economic opportunities for artists. We are a multi-faceted organization that needs a diverse, smart, and passionate staff to succeed.  As a member of our team, you will be surrounded by other creative professionals who are driven to nurture the human spirit and contribute to a healthy society.  Read more about our mission here.  We hope you will apply!


Job Summary:  This position works closely with the Curator of Education and plays a key role in the development and delivery of Annmarie’s many exhibits, classes, camps, programs, and events.  Given the many artistic demands inherent in this job, it is ideally suited to a wildly creative and artistic person, someone who is committed to our mission of community arts programming.  From designing and installing exhibits, to developing and leading a summer camp, to building and installing an installation for our light show, this position requires a person who lives and breathes a creative and artistic life.  If you are committed to the importance of community arts, and wish to use your talents and training to this end, then we invite you to apply.


The Ideal Candidate:  the ideal candidate has a B.A. or M.A. in fine arts, studio arts, or related field, and is tireless in their passion for community arts, arts education, program development and delivery, teaching, and exhibit production.  The ideal candidate will have training and experience in gallery management, including loans, art handling, exhibit design and installation.  Experience designing and leading classes for different ages is also desired.  Ideal candidate must possess computer and graphic design skills, including Adobe, Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. The ideal candidate must enjoy interacting with guests of all ages and sharing their love of the arts.  In a nutshell, the ideal candidate must be multi-talented and able and willing to support a broad range of creative duties at Annmarie.  If you have the education, passion, creativity, and an extraordinary work ethic, we invite you to apply. Finally, please be advised, we are looking for someone who wants to commit to this organization and community for the long haul. There is a steep learning curve, so Annmarie is not a good place for short term employment.  We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates!


Primary responsibilities:

·         Exhibits – works closely with Curator of Education and other senior staff to develop exhibit schedule; manages all aspects of the exhibit process, including the application and jurying process, manages all loans including paperwork, condition reports, and shipping; unpacks all artwork; designs and installs exhibits, etc.

·         Programs – works closely with the Curator of Education and other staff to develop, produce, and work our busy program schedule

·         Classes & Summer Camps – develops and teaches classes for all ages and abilities;

·         Field Trips & Group Tours – develops and leads field trip and group tour programs for all ages;

·         Events – works closely with Curator of Education and other staff to develop, produce, and deliver all aspects of our busy event schedule.  In particular, takes on significant responsibility in the creation of light installations for Garden In Lights.

·         Teen Counselor In Training Program – manages the teen volunteer program, including screening, communicating, scheduling, and supervising.


Other Duties

Attends weekly staff meetings; presents work requests and maintenance requests in order to coordinate staff, supplies, repair, and equipment; staff front desk or gift shop as needed; perform basic janitorial duties in galleries, bathrooms, and classrooms; other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills to—

·         Must be able to follow oral and written instructions; must be proficient in Adobe, WORD, Outlook, Excel, and other basic office software.

·         Must be knowledgeable about art supplies, materials, processes, tools, and media.

·         Must be comfortable and competent teaching and managing a classroom.

·         Must be comfortable working with all ages and abilities.

·         Must be able to deal politely with the volunteers, faculty, CITs, and guests;

·         must be able to work carefully around works of art and special equipment;

·         must be able to work independently with little or no supervision.


Critical Operations Position – cross train in all aspects of operations and management


Computer Skills:

·         requires excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

·         Familiarity with various social media sites (facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) a plus!


Critical Operations Position – cross train in all aspects of operations and management


Work Schedule:   full time demanding position; hours vary according to program and special event schedule, includes some weekends and evenings.

Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in studio arts, fine arts or a related field; at least 3 years of experience in arts environment.

Licenses or Certificates:  Valid driver’s license, with clean record.

Special requirements:  Operation of Garden owned vehicles; subject to background investigation and finger-printing.


Physical Demands:

·         Must be able to lift medium loads when setting up for events and programs, including single-handedly setting up 8’ tables, tents, and numerous chairs for classes, programs and events.

·         Must be able to answer phones, run cash register, and POS.

·         Must be able to perform basic janitorial tasks

·         Must be able to climb a ladder to adjust gallery lights and install displays for light show

·         Must be able to work inside and outside in all weather;


Working at Annmarie:  operating a 50 acre park and presenting a wide variety of programs and events requires staff members who can: stand for long periods of time, walk uneven terrain, work outside in all weather, and spend hours preparing for events and programs, as well as working them.  Simply put, it is a very physical place to work.  Staff must be able to set up tables and chairs, erect pop-up tents, climb ladders to hand decor and lights, and work the demanding hours of a special programs or event.  It is hard, but rewarding!


Unusual demands:

·         Work includes some weekends and evenings

·         Must work all major events, including Artsfest, Garden in Lights, Fairy Festival, Mud Day, etc.

·         Must be able to work outside, in the woods and lawns of Annmarie.

December 2022

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@annmariegarden.org