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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Individual Giving Coordinator
Posted on December 14, 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.

The Individual Giving Coordinator is the primary manager for the Avant-Garde membership group (young patrons $350 -$2,500) and General Membership group ($100-$1,000). The Coordinator is a member of the 3 person Individual Giving team, which raises over $3 Million annually. Reporting to the Associate Director of Individual Giving, the Coordinator will interface internally and externally with a constituency of arts enthusiasts as part of a dynamic fundraising team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Draft and coordinate mail and email renewal efforts, working closely with the Armory’s Marketing Department and Office Manager.
• Process and acknowledge all Annual Fund, General Membership, and Avant-Garde gifts, tracking accurately in Tessitura, and updating donor records.
• Answer the Member Phone Line and Member Email Inbox to fulfill ticket orders and answer questions. Offer exemplary customer service and display deep knowledge of Armory productions, seating layouts, and member benefits.
• Along with the Associate Director of Individual Giving, analyze the effectiveness of appeals and retention efforts and implement new strategies.
• Take the lead on planning monthly Avant-Garde events at the Armory and around New York City. Frequently coordinate with the Special Events department for internal events.
• Staff all donor events, including working check-in, greeting donors in-person, and helping to cultivate and steward members.
• Provide ticketing reports and donor research to senior staff members.
• Various other duties as assigned.

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. 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 deadlines. • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to engage diplomatically with and engender the trust of donors, colleagues and other stakeholders.
• 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.
• Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams/SharePoint, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet research; Tessitura experience 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.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Experience in a nonprofit organization, arts-related, cultural or educational institution, or equivalent preferred, ideally working on a fundraising team.
• A bachelor’s degree is desirable or the equivalent combination of experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.

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 is $50,000 - $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience. This is a non-exempt position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please visit https://forms.office.com/r/ZJtF1DziT2 to apply. No phone calls, please.

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