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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Manager, Special Events
Posted on April 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.

Working in conjunction with the Armory’s Director of Development and the larger Development team, the Manager of Special Events focuses on the fundraising, planning, and oversight of high-end events for major donors, sponsors, and members of the Armory, most importantly the high-profile annual Gala that hosts 700 donors. This position is a full-time role, and primary responsibilities include strategic frontline fundraising for several annual benefit events, management, and execution of 25 to 40 events per year, project and deadline management, and building strong relationships with donors and other stakeholders.

The Manager is a key component of a small but entrepreneurial Special Events team, which manages and supports opening nights and events for member groups and artists, the annual Gala, Snowflake Lounge, the Luncheon Series, and benefit dinners.

The Manager reports to the Director of Development, and takes direction from the Chief Development Officer, in addition to working closely with the Development team and staff in other Armory departments. This position supervises and works closely with an events team made up of in-house and consulting team members.

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 highly organized, motivated, high-energy, detail-oriented self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment.

• 2-3 years’ experience in managing special events or being a frontline patron fundraiser for a non-profit organization, preferably culture- or arts-focused
• Proven excellence in organizational and laser-focused attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, proactively manage multiple priorities and projects with tight and changing deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Experience improving existing systems and developing new processes for increased efficiency and productivity
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Sound judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential information and sensitive matters
• Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet research; Tessitura experience a plus
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed

All applications should include a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, and be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Manager, Special Events” in the subject line. Only applications submitted in this format will be reviewed.  No phone calls, please.

Please note that Park Avenue Armory employees are required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster as soon as eligible.

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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