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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Human Resources Director
Posted on September 30, 2020

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.

A newly created position, the Director of Human Resources will have the opportunity to create the organization’s first formal human resources role that supports the vision and overall direction of the Armory. He/she/they will work collaboratively to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and to ensure that the Armory is well-positioned to attract and retain the very best talent.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer on day-to-day matters, the Director of Human Resources also has a dotted-line strategic report to the Founding President and Executive Producer.

The Director will oversee the full range of human resources functions including employee relations, recruitment, talent development and retention, policy development, compensation and benefits administration, and the HR information system. With its relatively lean full-time staff of 55 and its heavy workload, the Armory has a very hands-on culture and is looking for a hands-on individual who thrives in such an environment.

• Genuine interest in the Armory’s mission.
• Significant HR role experience in a complex not-for-profit organization (ideally in a fast-paced performing arts or other cultural arts setting).
• Experience advising senior management on appropriate organization structure and required training and development programs.
• Track record of successful experience in the full range of generalist HR functions.
• Specific success creating and instituting processes and procedures to support growth.
• Ability to train, motivate, and develop staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of work.
• Superior organizational skills—able to prioritize and handle deadlines.
• Track record of helping to facilitate change within a complex, creative organization.
• Effective communicator who is committed to transparency.
• Well-developed listening and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to reinforce adherence to policies and controls.
• Familiar with commonly used HR software.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to drive consensus and make critical decisions.
• Strong service orientation.
• Collaborative, hands-on team player.
• An open and accessible style.
• Ability to attend Armory events and activities after regular business hours, as needed.
• An undergraduate degree is highly desirable.

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Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

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