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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Facilities Manager
Posted on August 26, 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.

Facilities Manager
Working in conjunction with the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Facilities department, including supervising, managing, and hiring, staff; coordinating, processing, and performing work requests; supporting a wide range of program and event activities; managing equipment, supplies, service contracts, contractors, and vendors; and assisting with budgets, policies, and procedures. The Facilities Manager brings significant experience in managing staff, services, and facilities in support of operations, programs, and events, and is a key member of the facilities team.

The Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Facilities, and directly supervises the Superintendent, four full-time maintenance staff, and several part-time maintenance staff, as well as vendors and contractors.  The Facilities Manager works in close collaboration with colleagues in operational areas, and interacts frequently with managers and staff in production, programming, development, education, and other departments requiring facilities support and services.

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.

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field.
• Minimum of five years of facilities management experience, preferably in a fast-paced arts, cultural, or entertainment organization.
• Proven skill in handling diverse constituencies, managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and excelling in complex environments with rapidly changing priorities and competing deadlines.
• A good listener, organizer, and manager; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and act expeditiously in response to immediate needs and in well organized and calm manner.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguous and uncertain situations and take positive actions to ensure the best quality operation is delivered daily.
• Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to professionally and effectively manage and motivate diverse staff and vendors.
• Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situation on an “on call” basis.
• FDNY S-12, S-13, and S-95 licenses preferred; EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification preferred.
• Ability to speak conversational Spanish a plus.

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 over head, 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.

Application Process
All applications should include a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, and be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Facilities Manager” 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 building a culturally diverse staff. Applications from all interested candidates are strongly encouraged.

643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 616-3930

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