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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Director of Development
Posted on December 8, 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 Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development is a knowledgeable advocate for the arts and is a highly organized, efficient, proactive fundraiser and an inspiring and effective leader and manager. This position oversees the Individual Giving, Institutional Giving, and Special Events teams and provides oversight for approximately 50 events a year, including a high-profile gala. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with them to develop strategic direction and fundraising goals for the institution.

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.

• Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Results and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines. Able to construct, articulate, implement and evaluate written development plans and budgets.
• Successful, collaborative supervisor who encourages new ideas and creativity with experience in creating, maintaining, and communicating operational best practices. Able to build a strong team and a creative, healthy work environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; attentive listener; and engaging storyteller able to plan and execute strategic communications to advance philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals.
• Ability to engage diplomatically with and engender the trust of donors, colleagues, board members, and other stakeholders.
• Able to attract, influence, engage and build long-term relationships with all types of donors and key stakeholders.
• Energetic and skilled networker who enjoys community engagement, attending events, and participating in activities.
• Commitment to diversity and a history of working effectively with all people irrespective of their economic status, ethnicity, gender, educational level, or sexual orientation.
• Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work nights and weekends, manage competing demands, and work independently.
• Ability to work onsite 5 days a week.
• Specific knowledge of New York City’s philanthropic landscape is a plus.

• 10+ years successfully leading a significant multi-million-dollar development operation. Experience in a nonprofit organization, cultural or educational institution, or equivalent preferred, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, including major gifts, annual giving, membership, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, campaigns, and research. Experience with arts-related organizations a plus.
• A bachelor’s degree/advanced degree is desirable or the equivalent combination of experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.

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 $175,000 - $200,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position.

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