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Opportunities at Park Avenue Armory range from volunteers to full time positions. Please keep checking back to see what opportunities await you. The Armory is always looking for enthusiastic people from all walks of life to help further our mission to revitalize one of America’s historic treasures as a dynamic alternative arts space unlike any other in New York. As we receive hundreds of applicants for every opening (including volunteer opportunities) we are unable to respond to each person individually, but will definitely reach out should your skills match our current needs. Thank you for your interest in Park Avenue Armory!

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Operations Manager
Posted on June 30, 2017

ABOUT PARK AVENUE ARMORY

In 2017, the Park Avenue Armory celebrates 10 years as New York’s newest cultural institution. The mission of our not-for-profit entity is to support unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that cannot be performed in a traditional proscenium theatre, concert hall, or white wall gallery. With its soaring, column-free, 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall and its Gilded Age period rooms, the Armory enables arts to create, students to explore, and audiences to experience, epic and adventurous work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York.

DUTIES

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Operations Manager will be responsible for assisting in the managing of the day-to-day operations of the facilities’ department, including managing maintenance staff as well as the office manager, processing job orders, scheduling staffing needs and ancillary support services, and technical set-ups. This position requires a “hands-on” approach running the daily operations. This position will also be responsible for overseeing the information technology (IT) function as well.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Manage maintenance staff and the office manager
• Schedule maintenance staff to accomplish all work-orders in a timely, organized manner
• Technical set up for all conferences, board meetings, promotional points in front of house
• Technical support for the Box Office
• Scheduling labor contractors and assign to shift/job leader
• Overseeing facilities inventory such furniture, equipment, etc. This includes coordinating the physical set-up of equipment based on building-wide work orders
• Preparing project-specific budgets for the maintenance department as they relate to specific programming needs
• Assist in Drill Hall operations, including preparing the building for all artistic openings in conjunction with the Armory’s production team
• Assist with managing peripheral contracts: copy machines, breakroom equipment, cleaning equipment, A/C units
• Audio/Visual support for media (projections, video screens) for events and programs as needed
• Phone system management
• Work with the Director of Facilities and Managing Director to propose efficiencies in staff and consultant time management
• Oversee procurement of hardware, installation, and setup of new users
• Establish support procedures, support technology issues and triage high priority issues
• Review, manage, and negotiate with existing and new hardware, software, and equipment vendors
• Explore and install new technologies, systems, and services
• Keep current with the latest technologies and best practices with regards to IT support and operations
• Manage outsourced IT consultants, including consulting them on more complex networking issues

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field
• 7+ years of operations management experience, preferably in a demanding real estate environment or arts organization
• Must have experience managing multiple complex projects involving staff and vendors
• Must have strong desktop support experience, including configuring network settings and software applications
• Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to thrive in environments with multiple stakeholders, frequent change, and diverse objectives
• Experience recruiting, managing, and developing a strong team of staff, program/project managers, and administrative professionals
• Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and thrive in a complex, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

COMPENSATION

Salary range is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Position is open until filled.  Anticipated starting date is ASAP.  Please send resume and cover letter (no phone calls, please) to:

Human Resources
Operations Manager Search
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Or e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Email: HR@armoryonpark.org
Subject Line: Operations Manager

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Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 616-3930

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