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 Facilities and Capital Projects
Posted on August 23, 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.  The New York Times called the Armory “…one of the world’s most sought-after venues for performance, music, and supersized art projects.” The Armory building is 210,899 square feet occupying a full city block. Its exterior is landmarked by the City as is its 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall, main corridors, and 18 historic rooms.

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND CAPITAL PROJECTS
The Director of Facilities and Capital Projects is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of the Armory physical plant, with responsibility for the maintenance staff, building systems, and equipment, capital construction project management, and all related operating, repair, and project budgets.  The Director is charged with ensuring that the Facilities team assists, coordinates with, and provides support to the Production and Programming Departments for productions, as well as for frequent and concurrent program, activity, event, rental, and front-of-house needs.  The Director is expected to be very proactive in being informed and aware of any and all activities in the building and on the grounds, with a high-level understanding of the needs and implications of these activities related to the facilities.  Highly effective organization, management, and communication skills are essential to the successful performance of the Director’s responsibilities.

The Director of Facilities and Capital Projects reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works in close collaboration with the Director of Operations on day-to-day operations and with the Director of Capital Planning, Preservation and Institutional Relations on building projects.  The Director directly supervises the Facilities Manager and engineering contractors and indirectly supervises four full-time maintenance staff and several part-time maintenance staff.  The Director works in close collaboration with colleagues across the organization and interacts frequently with managers and staff in production, programming, development, education, and other departments requiring facilities support and services.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
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 organized, motivated, high-energy, hands-on self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment.

• Proven skill in handling diverse constituencies, managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, problem-solving, and excelling in complex environments with rapidly changing priorities and competing deadlines.
• Demonstrated strength in project management with excellent organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects on schedule and within budget, especially on capital projects involving construction, renovation, and infrastructure, working knowledge of building systems and engineering, pre- and post-construction technical drawings and specifications, and theater planning a plus.
• Proven effectiveness in staff management with history and progression of supervisory experience and leadership and substantial knowledge of management, supervision, and training practices; excellent communication skills and ability to professionally and effectively manage and motivate diverse staff and vendors.
• Knowledge of fire safety, security operations, safety regulations, and codes, and safe work practices.
• Familiarity with codes, ordinances, and best practices affecting construction and repair, especially in historic facilities, with sensitivity to preserving and protecting landmark structures.
• High degree of skill and comfort with technology and computers, including knowledge of BMS programs.
• Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• FDNY S-12, S-13, and S-95 licenses preferred, EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification a plus.
• Fully vaccinated, including a booster as soon as eligible, with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief).
• Availability to work onsite nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situations on an “on call” basis.
• Spanish language skills are a plus.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Ten plus years in Facilities Management is required, with at least five years in a senior management position in a demanding real estate environment, preferably in a fast-paced arts, cultural, or entertainment organization.
• Bachelor’s degree in management or a technical field preferred, or the equivalent combination of experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.

Park Avenue Armory prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl, and talk; or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. raise arms overhead, perform overhead work, and work effectively at heights up to 20 feet.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
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
Compensation starts at $125,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please visit https://forms.office.com/r/1MfyQnDJyy to apply. No phone calls, please.

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