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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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Associate Director, Special Events
Posted on June 23, 2021

Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory is dedicated to supporting unconventional works in the visual and performing arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization, enabling artists to create and audiences to experience epic and adventurous presentations that cannot be mounted elsewhere in New York City.

Associate Director, Special Events
Working in conjunction with the Armory’s Director of Development and the larger Development team, the Associate Director of Special Events leads the fundraising, planning, and execution of high-end events for major donors, sponsors, and members of the Armory, most importantly the high-profile annual Gala that hosts 700 donors. This position is a full-time role, and primary responsibilities include strategic fundraising for 4-6 benefit events annually, manage and execution of 50-70 events per year, project and deadline management, team management, and building strong relationships with donors and other stakeholders.

The Associate Director leads a small but entrepreneurial Special Events team, which manages and supports opening nights and events for member groups and artists, the annual Gala, Snowflake Lounge, the Luncheon Series, and benefit dinners.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Development, and takes direction from the Chief Development Officer, in addition to working closely with the Development team, consultants, and senior staff. This position oversees the Special Events Coordinator.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, motivated, high-energy, detail-oriented self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment.

• Bachelor’s degree in arts or related field, or equivalent experience in special events
• 3–5 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising events for at least 500 guests, preferably in creative and dynamic settings
• Proven excellence in organizational skills and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, proactively manage multiple priorities and projects with tight and changing deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Experience improving existing systems and developing new processes for increased efficiency and productivity
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Sound judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential information and sensitive matters.
• Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet research; Tessitura experience a plus

Application Process
All applications should include a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, and be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Associate Director Special Events” in the subject line. Only applications submitted in this format will be reviewed.  No phone calls, please.

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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.

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New York, NY 10065
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