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 Institutional Giving
Posted on March 13, 2023

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.

The Director of Institutional Giving is responsible for the Armory’s foundation, government, and corporate fundraising, which accounts for approximately $2.5–2.7 million annually in general operating support and significant restricted support for key artistic productions, new initiatives, and the Arts Education program.  Primary responsibilities include writing and managing proposals, reporting, and crediting for foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and government funding, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with key contacts for these funders.

The Director of Institutional Giving reports to the Director of Development and takes direction from the Chief Development Officer and President/Executive Producer.  The Director supervises a Manager of Institutional Giving and works collaboratively within a larger Development team of 11 staff.

• Responsible for all aspects of foundation grants, with a focus on grants of $50,000 and above, including strategizing funding opportunities and requests; writing, coordinating, and submitting proposals, budgets, and reports; tracking funding cycles, timelines, and deadlines; and keeping key foundation contacts up to date on Armory programs and developments.
• Manage and handle corporate partnerships, especially major Season Sponsorships, including significant ticketing and events benefits, as well as strategy, proposals reports, renewals, cycles, and timelines.
• Manage and oversee government funding from city, state, and federal agencies for operating support, including strategy, proposals, reports, renewals, cycles, and timelines.
• Proactively develop new institutional partnerships to support the Armory’s goals and growth, including identifying and pursuing opportunities, seeking out programmatic updates, and strategically aligning Armory and partner goals.
• Manage relationships with a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government staff to keep them engaged and informed, including maintaining and updating records about conversations and meetings, monitoring participation in events and programs, tracking staffing rotations and changes, and supporting executive-level contact and cultivation.
• Collaborate on, participate in, and support development events and other department priorities and initiatives.
• Perform other development responsibilities as needed and assigned.

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.

• Knowledgeable advocate for the arts with exceptional planning and organizational skills. Results and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet multiple deadlines.
• Proven track record of successful fundraising proposals with exemplary writing skills and a strong understanding of budgets and nonprofit finance.
• Exceptional strength in organization, attention to and retention of details, and synthesizing of information and data.
• Excellent project and time management skills in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, proactively manage multiple projects and priorities with concurrent and changing deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
• Ability to engage diplomatically with and engender the trust of donors, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
• Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to manage competing demands and work independently.
• Sound judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential information and sensitive matters.
• Ability to work onsite 5 days a week.
• Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams/SharePoint, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet research; Tessitura experience is 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.

• 5+ years of grant writing, institutional fundraising, or related experience, preferably in a performing or visual arts-related organization or cultural or educational institution.
• A bachelor’s 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 $100,000 - $120,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position

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