Join Our Team

Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Tippet Rise Team! Details on staff openings at the art center are below.

Van Tour Guide

Position Summary
The primary responsibility of the Van Tour Guide is to create a positive, informative and engaging tour for groups of guests. The Guide provides a 2.5-hour tour, two times per day, driving the art center passenger van for tours of the art center grounds and sculptures. The Guide must have excellent guest service skills and enthusiasm for Tippet Rise, its vision, and art. The Guide 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.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Create a positive guest experience by providing informative and engaging tours of the art center’s grounds and art installations.
• Provide welcoming and knowledgeable guest service and be ready to answer questions, assist guests with boarding and disembarking the van, and always maintain a kind demeanor.
• Learn and impart knowledge about the art center and its history, the art installations and artists, and the surrounding environment and local history. Guides will also provide information about art center operations so as to adequately answer guest questions.
• Operate vans safely at all times and only on designated routes, as well as follow all Tippet Rise policies related to vehicle operation.
• Responsible for keeping all tours on schedule.
• Responsible for understanding and implementing the Tippet Rise Emergency Action Plans, as needed, and assisting in an emergency response, as requested.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work collaboratively in team environment
• Education in the arts or natural environment and/or similar work experience preferred
• Valid driver’s license with a clean current driving history and the ability to operate a van
• Ability to create a positive rapport with guests
• Comfortable with public speaking
• Enthusiasm for Tippet Rise and its mission
• Emergency medical training, such as CPR, is a plus

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Works primarily outdoors in all weather conditions
• Ability to drive vehicle on gravel roads for extended periods of time
• Ability to get in and out of a vehicle and assist guests in and out of a vehicle repeatedly throughout the workday
• Ability to consistently traverse up to 300 yards on hilly terrain, without a vehicle, up to 12 times a day

Reports to: Art Education Coordinator and Sculpture Tour Manager
Terms: Part Time, Seasonal
To apply: Please send your resume and two references to elizabeth.korth@tippetrise.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 6, 2020.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position and is subject to change and adapt with the growth and needs of Tippet Rise Art Center. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Guest Services & Safety Team Personnel

Start Date: Immediately
Job Title: Guest Services & Safety Team Member
Terms: Part time, full time and seasonal options available

Position Description:
Guest Services & Safety Team personnel will monitor and control access to Tippet Rise properties and promote a safe and secure environment while welcoming guests, providing them with excellent customer service, the proper information and clear instructions.
GSST Members will monitor and patrol Tippet Rise properties as assigned, operate the security systems and respond to alarms. GSST personnel must have excellent interpersonal and communicate skills and work well with others to achieve the security and safety objectives. GSST personnel are NOT armed.

The desired GSST applicant will:
• Have excellent verbal communication and superior customer service skills
• Be able to work well without direct supervision while promoting team integrity
• Be able to successfully complete a job related physical fitness assessment
• Have a clean driving record & possess all-season reliable transportation
• Pass a background check and drug screening
• Have and know how to use email, smartphones, Windows computer systems & programs
• Fire/EMS/LEO/Military background a plus

To Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter by e-mail to adam@tacticmt.com. In your cover letter, please tell us:
1) Why you are applying to this position
2) Why you should be part of the Guest Services & Safety Team at Tippet Rise
3) What your career goals are
4) Your availability

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Interpretive Ranger

Position Summary
The primary responsibility of the Interpretive Ranger is to create a positive, informative, and engaging experience by helping guests with route selection, answering questions, promoting safety, and informing about the sculptures and environment. In addition, the Interpretive Ranger will monitor the weather, wildlife, trail conditions and other environmental factors and keep guests and co-workers informed of changing conditions and take action where needed. The Interpretive Range will be outdoors for the entire workday and will physically monitor the trails regularly, making themselves visible and available to guests. Interpretive Rangers must have excellent guest service skills and enthusiasm for Tippet Rise, its vision, and art.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Create a positive experience for tour participants, hikers and bikers by being helpful, kind, and informative; and promote a safe and immersive guest experience.
• Learn and impart knowledge about the art center and its history, the art installations and artists, and the surrounding environment and local history. Interpretive Rangers will also provide information about art center operations so as to adequately answer guest questions.
• Assist guests in planning their route based on their goals and ability, as well as other needs. Track and communicate the intended routes to other ranger staff.
• Promote guest safety by actively communicating hazards to guests and staff, including weather and environmental risk; enforcing art center policies; and keeping track of guests and their intended route.
• Responsible for understanding and implementing the Tippet Rise Emergency Action Plans, as needed, and assisting in an emergency response to your level of certification.
• Perform trail maintenance including trail checks, grading, raking, weed whacking, and erosion control.
• Assist in the maintenance of infrastructure including installing or cleaning of signs, stocking restrooms, and monitoring condition of sculptures.
• Effectively communicate with a 2-way radio.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• One year of experience as an Interpretive Ranger, outdoor educator, professional guide, or significant personal experience with outdoor work or recreation.
• Ability to work collaboratively in team environment
• Excellent communication skills and ability to speak to and engage with public
• Enthusiasm for Tippet Rise and its mission
• Ability to physically monitor the trails on challenging terrain by foot, mountain bike or other means
• Emergency training preferred such as EMT, Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Emergency Care, CPR, First Aid Training

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Work outdoors in all weather conditions for entire workday
• Traverse up to 3 miles at a time, multiple times a day over rough terrain, without a vehicle
• Ability to operate all-terrain vehicle on rough roads
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending

Reports To: Tippet Rise Art Center’s Co-Director
Terms: Seasonal, part-time
To apply: Please send your resume to Jenny Van Ooyen at jenny.vanooyen@tippetrise.org. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position and is subject to change and adapt with the growth and needs of Tippet Rise. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment opportunities.

Each year, Tippet Rise Art Center offers summer internships for individuals who are looking to expand their experience and skills in fields related to the arts, architecture, music, environment and immersive guest experiences. For details on 2020’s internship opportunities, please see below.

Audio Engineer Intern

About Tippet Rise
Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozeman and north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on a 12,000-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music and recitals and exhibits large- scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience, each making the others more powerful. The art center features musical performance spaces indoors and out, with programs that seek to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.

Tippet Rise Art Center Internship Program
Tippet Rise Art Center offers internship opportunities to individuals who have completed their freshman year through graduate level applicants, who are looking to work in a unique contemporary arts organization. In addition to hosting classical chamber music performances and exhibiting large-scale, outdoor sculptures, Tippet Rise provides hiking trails and tours for visitors and offers educational programs for guests and the local communities. Interns will gain in-depth exposure and experience in operational and technical components of the art center as well as practical, hands-on training within a contemporary non-profit art organization entering its fifth summer season. Interns become part of a dynamic and collaborative team of employees, musicians, artists, and volunteers. Featured on PBS NewsHour in 2019 and listed as one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2018” by Time Magazine, Tippet Rise offers extraordinary opportunities to ideal candidates.

Audio Engineer Intern
Internship offers hands-on learning and experience with a wide variety of responsibilities as part of our audio recording team. As a team, we record multiple concerts a week, indoors and out, as well as interviews, sound design, and more, while striving to capture everything in the highest quality possible, exploring surround-sound immersive capture in high resolution and often DXD.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work directly with the art center’s Audio Engineer and Assistant Audio Engineer to record and capture all concerts, interviews, films, soundscapes, podcasts, and sound effects
• Support archival functions
• Help set and place microphones for weekly concert recordings in surround-sound
• Set up outdoor PA systems
• Help record interviews, soundscapes, sound effects, location concerts, and film shoots
• Setting up computer DAW sessions
• Manage data files
• Organize and prepare gear room and workspaces
• Help install new gear
• Help with data log recall information and concert data
• Support art center operations as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Degree in, or currently enrolled in, an Audio Engineer program
• Solid understanding of and familiarity with:
- Signal flow
- ProTools and/or Pyramix
- Basic recording and microphone techniques
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• 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
• Ability to read and understand classical music is a plus
• Must have reliable transportation—art center does not provide transportation

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Works both in an office environment and outdoors
• Frequently sits for long periods of time
• Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending

Internship Details
The internship begins June 15 and ends August 31. Work hours will vary significantly but include events on the weekends and evenings, often involving long hours. Interns 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. Interns will receive housing and a paid stipend for the duration of the program.

Reports to: Audio and Video Manager

To apply: Please submit your resume and work samples to monte.nickles@tippetrise.org. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for internship opportunities.

Art Center Operations Intern

About Tippet Rise
Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozeman and north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on a 12,000-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music and recitals and exhibits large- scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience, each making the others more powerful. The art center features musical performance spaces indoors and out, with programs that seek to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.

Tippet Rise Art Center Internship Program
Tippet Rise Art Center offers internship opportunities to individuals who have completed their freshman year through graduate level applicants, who are looking to work in a unique contemporary arts organization. In addition to hosting classical chamber music performances and exhibiting large-scale, outdoor sculptures, Tippet Rise provides hiking trails and tours for visitors and offers educational programs for guests and in the local communities. Interns will gain in-depth exposure and experience in operational and technical components of the art center as well as practical, hands-on training within a contemporary non-profit art organization entering its fifth summer season. Interns become part of a dynamic and collaborative team of employees, musicians, artists, and volunteers. Featured on PBS NewsHour in 2019 and listed as one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2018” by Time Magazine, Tippet Rise offers extraordinary opportunities to ideal candidates.

Art Center Operations Intern-two opportunities available
Internship offers hands-on experience in all aspects of operations including:

Guest and Artist Service Activities
• Participate in all staff and volunteer training sessions to prepare for the summer season
• Lead tours of the art center and sculptures
• Work outdoors with interpretive rangers to provide information to guests
• Support Visitor Center activities including ticket collection, merchandise sales, inventory, visitor check-ins, answering guests’ questions and helping them plan their visit, and maintaining clean and organized operations
• Assist with logistical support such as driving golf cart shuttles to transport guests, as needed; helping with traffic and parking; participate in foodservice set-up/clean-up and recycling; and related inventory management
• Support VIP, musicians, and artists visiting and working with the art center

Concert Support Activities
Work with event crew to set up and break down indoor and outdoor concert venues including:
• Stage, seating, and AV setup and breakdown
• Assist with piano moving and setup
• Venue cleanup

Community Outreach and Education
The internship requires the completion of an intern-led community outreach project to be implemented before the end of the concert season. With guidance from art center staff, interns will coordinate with a local business or organization to plan an event that connects community members with Tippet Rise. There are also opportunities for interns to assist with education workshops onsite and in local communities.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• 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
• Must have reliable transportation—art center does not provide transportation
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Works both in an office environment and outdoors
• Frequently sits for long periods of time
• Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending

Internship Details
The internship begins June 15 and ends August 31. Work hours will vary significantly but include events on the weekends and evenings, often involving long hours. Interns 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. Interns will receive housing and a paid stipend for the duration of the program.

Reports to: Tippet Rise Art Center’s Co-Director

To apply: Pease submit your resume and cover letter to lindsey.hinmon@tippetrise.org. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for internship opportunities.

Film Intern

About Tippet Rise
Tippet Rise Art Center is located in Fishtail, Montana, against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozeman and north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on a 12,000-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical chamber music and recitals and exhibits large- scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture, and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience, each making the others more powerful. The art center features musical performance spaces indoors and out, with programs that seek to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.

Tippet Rise Art Center Internship Program
Tippet Rise Art Center offers internship opportunities to individuals who have completed their freshman year through graduate level applicants, who are looking to work in a unique contemporary arts organization. In addition to hosting classical chamber music performances and exhibiting large-scale, outdoor sculptures, Tippet Rise provides hiking trails and tours for visitors and offers educational programs for guests and in the local communities. Interns will gain in-depth exposure and experience in operational and technical components of the art center as well as practical, hands-on training within a contemporary non-profit art organization entering its fifth summer season. Interns become part of a dynamic and collaborative team of employees, musicians, artists, and volunteers. Featured on PBS NewsHour in 2019 and listed as one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2018” by Time Magazine, Tippet Rise offers extraordinary opportunities to ideal candidates.

Film Intern
Tippet Rise is currently seeking a qualified intern to join our film team for our fifth season. We will be filming multiple classical music concerts each week, indoors and out, as well as interviews and the landscape, in addition to creating social media trailers and short videos.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist in the planning and set-up/striking of each film shoot and concert filming
• Prepare gear for film needs
• Communicate with the Tippet Rise team, artists, and contracted production teams to assist with film production needs
• Camera operation
• Conduct data transfers of videofiles
• Set up Adobe Premiere projects
• Assist in content editing and color correction when needed
• Creation of social media content
• Manage gear and equipment including inventory, organization, cleaning, set-up
• Assist with keeping workspaces and facilities clean and organized
• Learn about all aspects of Tippet Rise and become an integral team member to work towards common goals

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Degree in or currently enrolled in a filmmaking program
• Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience with Sony and Canon equipment preferred
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• 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
• Ability to read and understand classical music is a plus
• Must have reliable transportation—art center does not provide transportation

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Works both in an office environment and outdoors
• Frequently sits for long periods of time
• Frequently speaks, reads, writes, and uses a computer keyboard
• Frequently walks and works outside in a variety of weather conditions
• May require standing, lifting, stooping, or bending

Internship Details
The internship begins June 15 and ends August 31. Work hours will vary significantly but include events on the weekends and evenings, often involving long hours. Interns 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. Interns will receive housing and a paid stipend for the duration of the program.

Reports to: Audio and Video Manager

To apply: Please submit your resume and work samples to monte.nickles@tippetrise.org. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.

Tippet Rise Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants for internship opportunities.

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, 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tippet Rise Art Center! Set on a 12,000-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 Four at Tippet Rise. Our first three years were a success; much of the credit for this goes to our wonderful volunteers and summer staff.

During Season Four, Tippet Rise will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We typically host three concerts per weekend—on Fridays and Saturdays—and sculpture tours on all three days.

In 2019, 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.