Career Opportunities

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 December 1, 2022

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. Park Avenue Armory provides opportunities for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills, expertise, and talents.

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, managing and executing 50-70 events per year, project and deadline management, team management, and building strong relationships with donors and other stakeholders.

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.  A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

• 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, Teams/SharePoint, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet research; Tessitura experience a plus
• COVID guidelines: The health and safety of our community is the highest priority. As such, Park Avenue Armory requires all newly hired staff members and freelancers to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster when eligible. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

• 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising events for at least 500 guests, preferably in creative and dynamic settings
• Undergraduate degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of special events experience sufficient to successfully perform the job’s essential functions.

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job posting describes you, then please apply for this role.

Park Avenue Armory provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Compensation is $80,000 - $100,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position.

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