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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Part-Time Maintenance Staff
Posted on March 10, 2023

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, students to explore 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.

Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Part-Time Maintenance Staff contributes to the general maintenance and repair of the building by working collaboratively with the Facilities team and other departments to ensure that the interior and exterior of the building are clean and safe for the staff and patrons. The Part-Time Maintenance Staff also assists with event setup and breakdown in concert with established organizational standards.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

• Ability to perform basic repairs and operate hand and power tools or equipment used in routine maintenance, or ability to acquire such skill.
• Basic knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electric, and plumbing systems are a plus.
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
• Ability to communicate effectively with direct manager as well as the Facilities team.
• Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
• Must be available to work approximately 16-24 hours/week.
• Can handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize importance to make sure deadlines are met in a timely manner.
• Ability to work as part of a team or independently.
• Spanish language skills are 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.

• High school diploma or general educational development (GED)
• Prior experience working as a Custodian or similar role or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Prior experience in facility maintenance a plus.

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.

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 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 overhead, 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.

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 starts at $17/hour, commensurate with experience. This is a non-exempt position.

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