Join Our Team

Tippet Rise Art Center employs seasonal, year-round, part-time and full-time staff in a dynamic and high-energy work environment. Current staff openings can be found below. Candidates for all Tippet Rise positions must be positive team players, who are willing to collaborate, pitch in, and adapt with the art center.

Van Tour Guide

Summary
The primary responsibilities of the van tour guide are to safely operate the art center’s tour vans and take Tippet Rise guests on guided tours of the sculptures and ranch. The tour guide must have excellent guest service skills and enthusiasm for Tippet Rise, its vision, and art. The driver will provide verbal narration during each tour, providing insight on the art center and its history, the sculptures and artists, the land and the region. The candidate must be available for a mandatory three-day training in June. Work will begin June 29th and continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from roughly 10 am to 6 pm through mid September. Applicants must be comfortable with people and public speaking, and have a valid driver’s license.

Reports to: Art Education Coordinator and Sculpture Tour Manager
Terms: Part Time, Seasonal

Responsibilities
• Operate Tippet Rise vans safely at all times
• Operate van only on designated shuttle routes
• Become knowledgeable about the art center, art, artists and natural history and learn the tour script and guide materials that are provided
• Provide two-three guided tours/day, informing guests about:
- The art center’s sculptures, art and artists
- The ranch, and ranching operations
- The Tippet Rise Art Center history and vision
- Local history
- The local natural environment
• Create a positive rapport with all guests
• Help guests in and out of the van at every stop
• Clean the van daily
• Complete and file all paperwork accurately and promptly
• Communicate effectively with art center colleagues and supervisors
• Complete a daily vehicle check prior to operating van
• Fuel van as needed
• Make sure van is properly charging
• Effectively communicate with a two-way radio
• Assist with emergency evacuation
• Inventory reporting to ensure all required supplies are on hand
• Other required tasks as assigned by your supervisor

To apply, please send your resume and two references to Beth Huhtala at elizabeth.huhtala@tippetrise.org by March 1st, 2018.

Stage Manager

Summary
The Stage Manager will work with the Director of Operations, the Director of Outreach and Logistics, the Communications and Administration Manager and the Special Projects Advisor to plan and organize each week’s rehearsal and concert logistics. The Stage Manager will communicate effectively with the performers and the Technology (A/V) Team about recording, sound, video and piano tuning throughout the week and during performances to ensure a seamless concert for each audience. The employee must be a team player, flexible, and willing to pitch in and adapt with Tippet Rise. Long days will be required. On Saturdays, two concerts are held. The Stage Manager will be required to participate in the setup and breakdown of each performance.

Reports to: Director of Operations
Terms: Full-time, seasonal, wage commensurate with experience

Responsibilities
Pre-Concert:
• Manage rehearsal schedules and coordinate access to the Olivier Music Barn or outdoor venue for the performers, A/V Team and piano tuner daily
• Attend rehearsals when necessary and take note of stage plots and equipment that will be needed for the performance
• Ensure rehearsals are conducted at the appropriate venue and are kept on schedule
• Anticipate musician needs (chairs, water, snacks, tech rider requirements, lunch, etc.)
• Print sheet music as needed
• Keep the rehearsal spaces clean and quiet
• Communicate last-minute changes to colleagues
• Work with the Director of Operations, volunteers and events crew to ensure that the performance space (Olivier Music Barn, Tiara Acoustic Shell, sculpture site) is properly set up for the performance
• Familiarize self with each concert’s program, performance length, and intermission details
• Communicate any changes to music program to Team as soon as possible
• Coordinate the creation of music program notes to be inserted into the season program book, if necessary
• Coordinate and contribute to Team Meetings regarding the day’s performance(s)
• Communicate with the Director of Outreach and Logistics and the Communication and Administration Manager about each anticipated audience (how many, any VIPs, any reserved seating, any special set-up required etc.)
• Coordinate pre-concert talks
• Ensure proper egress in concert venue

During Concert/Post Concert:
• Communicate effectively with ushers, musicians and audience to facilitate seamless concerts
• Make house announcements and introduce any speaker
• Remain in constant communication with the A/V Team before and during the performance
• Give calls to performers, A/V Team and stage hand (10 minutes, 5 minutes, places)
• Assist Volunteer Coordinator in managing Tippet Rise volunteer ushers from their arrival until their departure
• Keep performers, A/V Team and audience on schedule for each performance
• Coordinate backup plans for performances that move inside due to weather
• Keep Art Center Coordinator and the rest of the Tippet Rise Team informed of any changes
• Be prepared to handle or coordinate the handling of an emergency that may take place during a performance
• Ensure the venue has been properly cleaned at the end of each performance
• Review any issues with the Tippet Rise Team and A/V Team and make any adjustments for future performances if necessary

Other Related Tasks and Responsibilities
• May be asked to transport musicians or guests to and from the airport or to other destinations
• Take musicians or other guests on tours of the art center
• Help coordinate and assist musicians with dining needs
• Along with other Tippet Rise staff, help clean up after catered events, meals, post concert gathering etc.

Requirements
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• Flexible in nature, especially under pressure
• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
• Enthusiastic, positive attitude
• Ability to problem-solve and take initiative
• Capable of lifting heavy objects
• Classical music background and ability to read music preferred
• Must have own vehicle
• Proficient with computer

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to pete.hinmon@tippetrise.org. Due to the volume of inquiries, only qualified candidates will receive a response. Applications due by Friday, March 9, 2018.

Facilities Operator

Summary
The Facilities Operator is primarily responsible for operating the various mechanical and facility systems and their proactive maintenance and repair. The employee will care for all buildings, infrastructure, grounds, landscaping, equipment and vehicles along with other Tippet Rise maintenance staff. The Facilities Operator may be required to respond to facilities emergencies outside of normal working hours. The Operator will coordinate and work with outside contractors and vendors and will also ensure that the facilities operations are run in accordance with all laws and regulations. Most importantly, the candidate will be a team player as they will work alongside other maintenance and operations staff and be willing to collaborate, pitch in, and adapt with Tippet Rise. The employee must live within 20 minutes of the art center. This job profile may change and adapt with the growth and needs of Tippet Rise.

Reports to: Director of Operations
Terms: Year-round, wage is commensurate with experience

Requirements
• Experience operating, maintaining or working with building mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, and water.
• Experience working with IT networks
• Comfortable with network-based facility and mechanical interface systems
• Comfortable working with and using a computer
• Understands pumps and water systems
• Mechanically inclined
• Physically capable of routine maintenance of grounds, buildings, vehicles and mechanical systems.
• Organized
• Lives within 20 minutes of the art center

Responsibilities, Facility Operations and Maintenance
Buildings
• Operation and basic maintenance of the following systems:
*  Use Alerton Controls and Compass Computer interface to control HVAC and geothermal systems
*  Geothermal heating and cooling system
*  Air handlers
*  Humidifiers
*  ClimaCool heat pump system
*  Security systems and CCTV
*  Graywater system and filtration
*  Domestic Public Water Supply and chlorination system
*  Photovoltaic energy system
*  Underground Storage Tank monitoring
*  Diesel Powered backup generators
• Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, plumbing problems
• IT network troubleshooting
• Change light bulbs
• Change air filters, water filters, and UV bulbs as needed
• Clear snow and ice
• Clean gutters
• Painting/sealing
• Carpentry and structural repairs and maintenance
• Pest control
• Daily/weekly walk-throughs of all buildings and mechanical systems
• Seasonal maintenance and re-organization
Landscape
• Irrigation system operation and maintenance
• Assist with mowing and trimming
• Assist with plant and tree care
• Weed and pest management
Grounds
• Daily walk-throughs
• Assist with snow removal
• Maintain hardscapes
• Replace lightbulbs
• Seasonal maintenance and reorganization
Infrastructure
• Basic vehicle fleet maintenance
• Roads maintenance, gate maintenance, and snowplowing
• Water and sewer system maintenance, become a DEQ Certified Water Operator (we can provide the training)
• Become a Certified DEQ UST operator
Development and Construction
• Take on small construction projects
• Help construct and deconstruct Tiara Acoustic Shel
Contractor Interface
• Coordinate with various contractors for service and maintenance of systems
• Always meet every contractor and check in with them before they leave to get a report of progress or completion.
• Follow up with contractors if additional work is required.
• All required documentation, invoice tracking and reporting
Record Keeping
• Create and maintain detailed maintenance and operations log for all systems
• Keep all required records on file and organized
• File any required documentation with appropriate entities, such as the DEQ, on a timely basis.
• Create and reconcile annual budget for related expenses

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to pete.hinmon@tippetrise.org. Due to the volume of inquiries, only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Tippet Rise Art Center offers summer internships for individuals who are looking to expand their experience and skills in fields related to the arts, music, environment and immersive guest experiences. Interns must be energetic, positive, highly flexible, collaborative and work well in a team setting. We are currently recruiting two qualified interns to assist with art center operations and stage management during our third summer of classical music performances and sculpture tours.

Art Center Operations Intern, 2018

Summary
Montana’s Tippet Rise Art Center is currently recruiting a qualified intern to assist with art center operations during our third summer of classical music performances and sculpture tours. Listed as one of the three art centers to visit in 2017 by the BBC, Tippet Rise offers extraordinary opportunities to ideal candidates.

Reports to: Director of Outreach and Logistics

Responsibilities

Art Center Operations:
* Lead art center tours and sculpture tours
* Work with and assist interpretive rangers
* Drive golf cart shuttles
* Assist as directed with food service setup and cleanup
* Inventory and re-stocking
* Organizational systems
* Traffic and parking assistance
* VIP and musician assistance
* Take out trash and recycling, cleaning

Visitor Center and Guest Services:
* Assist in the visitor center as needed
* Check guests in, answer questions, sell merchandise, assist guests with planning their visit
* Collect tickets
* Clean and organize visitor center, as needed
* File paperwork and organize documents, as directed

Education:
* Assist with education workshops

Concert setup and breakdown:

Work with event crew to set up concert venue indoors and outdoors including:
* Chair setup and breakdown
* Stage setup and breakdown
* Assist with piano moving, rolling, and setup
* Assist AV crew with setup and breakdown
* Venue cleanup and trash collection

Requirements
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to work well in a team
* Flexible in nature, especially under pressure
* Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
* Enthusiastic, positive attitude
* Ability to problem-solve and take initiative
* Capable of lifting heavy objects and pushing a piano into position
* Must have own, reliable vehicle

Internship Details
The position begins mid-June and ends mid-September 2018. Work hours will vary significantly, but include events on the weekends and evenings and often involve long hours and the ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time. The intern must be flexible and willing to pitch in and adapt to the needs of the art center. Interns work with a variety of Tippet Rise staff on real projects that not only assist with the art center’s concert season, but also build resume and career opportunities. The ideal candidate is willing to jump right in, works well in a team environment, and knows how to problem-solve in a variety of situations. Interns will receive housing for the duration of the program and a paid stipend for the internship.

To apply for this internship, please e-mail lindsey.hinmon@tippetrise.org and include the word “Internship” in the subject. Applications are due by March 1, 2018.

Stagehand Intern, 2018

Summary
Montana’s Tippet Rise Art Center is currently recruiting a qualified intern to assist with stage management during our third summer of classical music performances and sculpture tours. Listed as one of the three art centers to visit in 2017 by the BBC, Tippet Rise offers extraordinary opportunities to ideal candidates.

Reports to: Director of Outreach and Logistics

Responsibilities
• Attend every rehearsal (usually Wednesdays-Saturdays) and take notes, record stage plots, anticipate musicians’ needs (chairs, water, lunch, etc.)
• Complete tasks as directed by the Stage Manager (find music stands, adjust room temperature, make sure musicians are ready to begin to rehearse at scheduled times, print music)
• Keep the rehearsal space quiet
• Set lights when stage plot changes in coordination with audio-visual (AV) team
• Communicate last-minute changes to coworkers
• Attend Team meetings as needed
• Concert setup and breakdown
• Work with event crew to set up concert venue indoors and outdoors including:
– Chair setup and breakdown
– Stage setup and breakdown
– Assist with piano moving, rolling, and setup
– Assist AV crew with setup and breakdown
– Venue cleanup and trash collection
• Attend every performance (Fridays, Saturdays, and some Sundays)
• Stock dressing room with refreshments; make sure room has been properly cleaned
• Move equipment as needed (music stands, chairs, pianos) during the performance
• Communicate with stage manager, recording, and lighting team before, during and after performance, as needed
• Be able to answer questions about program, schedule, logistics
• Assist with ushering to keep performance on schedule

Art Center Operations
• Assist Art Education and Visitor Center Coordinator when needed in the following ways:
– Student workshops
– Art classes
– Food service setup and cleanup
– Sculpture tours
– Inventory
– Organization

Requirements
• Must be able to read music
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• Flexible in nature, especially under pressure
• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
• Enthusiastic, positive attitude
• Ability to problem-solve and take initiative
• Capable of lifting heavy objects and pushing a piano into position
• Must have own, reliable vehicle

Internship Details
The position begins mid-June and ends mid-September 2018. Work hours will vary significantly, but include events on the weekends and evenings and often involve long hours and the ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time. The intern must be flexible and willing to pitch in and adapt to the needs of the art center. Interns work with a variety of Tippet Rise staff on real projects that not only assist with the art center’s concert season, but also build resume and career opportunities. The ideal candidate is willing to jump right in, works well in a team environment, and knows how to problem-solve in a variety of situations. Interns will receive housing for the duration of the program and a paid stipend for the internship.

To apply for this internship, please e-mail lindsey.hinmon@tippetrise.org and include the word “Internship” in the subject. Applications are due by March 1, 2018.

Tippet Rise Art Center volunteers help the art center run smoothly by assisting our staff and welcoming our guests. Through thick and thin, rain and shine, they serve as ushers and shuttle drivers, help prepare for performances and clean up afterwards, and go to great lengths to ensure our guests and artists are happy and cared for. In the process, they became our treasured friends.

Tippet Rise Volunteer Program, 2018

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tippet Rise Art Center! Set on a 10,260-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music concerts indoors and out and exhibits large-scale, outdoor sculptures. At Tippet Rise, we celebrate the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience, each making the others more powerful. Guests visit the art center to attend concerts and to see the sculpture collection through van tours and self-guided hiking and biking tours.

We are thrilled to be approaching Season Three at Tippet Rise. Our first two years were a success; much of the credit for this goes to our wonderful volunteers and summer staff.

During Season Three, Tippet Rise will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the end of June through the middle of September. We typically host three concerts per weekend—on Fridays and Saturdays—and sculpture tours on all three days.

In 2018, we look forward to continuing to provide our guests with the warmest of welcomes as well as extraordinary experiences centered on the Tippet Rise mission. We pride ourselves on our fun, positive work environment and team and we hope you will join us!

To be added to our list of potential volunteers, please send a message to melissa.moore@tippetrise.org and include the word “Volunteer” in the subject line.

Thank you kindly!
The Tippet Rise Team

Tippet Rise is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
Tippet Rise is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Tippet Rise are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; gender identity and/or expression; family or parental status; sexual orientation; past or present military service; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, disability status or any other status protected under the law. Tippet Rise will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in hiring or in its workplace.