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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Operations and Security Manager
Posted on August 12, 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.

The Operations and Security Manager supports the Director of Operations and Security to ensure effective operations, safety, and security primarily during the Armory’s evening and weekend programs and events.  This position provides a broad range of support to the Facilities and Security functions, with key responsibilities including hands-on supervision and support of program and event operations and security; execution of work requests, external traffic, and load in/load out operations; management and usage of building, security, and fire safety systems, equipment, and supplies; oversight of security contractor and other vendors; and assistance with policies, procedures, and adherence to federal, state, and local laws.  The Manager is a key liaison between daytime weekday and evening weekend team members.

The Operations and Security Manager reports to the Director of Operations and Security and manages contract security supervisors and staff, as well as other vendors and contractors.  The Operations and Security Manager works in close collaboration with the Facilities Manager and other operational colleagues and interacts frequently with managers and staff in production, programming, development, education, and other departments requiring operations and security support and services.

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, and detail-oriented self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment.

• Demonstrated responsiveness and accountability, as well as a service-oriented, hands-on approach to operations/security management.
• Demonstrated strength as a hands-on manager who leads by example with prior experience supervising, training, and assisting staff or contracted labor, as well as strong interpersonal, team building, and collaborative skills.
• Proven skill in handling diverse constituencies, managing concurrent tasks, solving problems, and responding expeditiously to immediate needs and incidents in a calm and professional manner.
• Demonstrated proficiency and accuracy using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software, such as video surveillance programs.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, with ability and experience in writing policies and procedures.
• Ability to work a five-day work week that includes Saturday and/or Sunday and evening/night hours; flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and extended hours as needed and on an “on-call” basis.
• Fully vaccinated with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief).
• FDNY S-12, S-13, and S-95 licenses preferred, can be obtained while holding the position.
• Conversational Spanish is a plus.

• 5+ years of Operations/Security management experience or the equivalent combination of experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.
• Experience in cultural, educational, or large public access locations.

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.

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.

Compensation starts at $58,500 annually, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position.

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New York, NY 10065
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