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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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Associate Director, Public Programs
Posted on January 18, 2019

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.

ABOUT PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE ARMORY:
Held in our historic period rooms, as part of our extended programming, the Armory’s insightful conversations, symposia, and performances throughout the year feature artists, scholars, cultural leaders, and social trailblazers who gather to offer new points of view and unique perspectives on Armory productions, explore a range of themes and relevant topics on culture in a ever-changing America, and encourage audiences to think beyond conventional interpretations and perspectives of art.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
• Support the Program Director in the development and articulation of the curatorial vision for all Armory public programming, ensuring that public programs continue to be equitable and inclusive
• Research and suggest artists, writers, filmmakers, scholars, community groups, collectives, curators, and advocates who can be invited to participate in performances, workshops, panels, film screenings, and other events
• Act as the primary liaison for Public Program participants, tracking and managing participant correspondence, travel, hospitality and payments
• Oversee (editing, issuing, tracking) the contract process for artists and partner organizations
• Track expenses and income as it relates to the public program budget
• Coordinate with Marketing, Box Office, Front of House, Production, Security, and Development departments to execute all public programs
• Manage each program’s workflow: timeline of work, scheduling of internal meetings, artist site visits; ensuring all meetings and deadlines are met
• Hire freelance staff as needed
• On event days, work closely with Program Director and colleagues to ensure public programs run smoothly, stage manage or oversee stage management as needed
• Other duties may be assigned; some evening and weekends will be required

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Curatorial or Museum Studies, Theatre, Arts Administration
• 5-7 years of experience producing artistic events
• Strong dedication and capacity for implementing the Armory’s public programming mission
• Strong ability to interface equally with artists, community leaders, and scholars
• Strong Ability to communicate with an enthusiastic and diplomatic demeanor
• Strong interest and/or knowledge of diverse artists and artistic disciplines
• Excellent organizational, written, and verbal skills; a high-energy, self-starter
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload and manage details under pressure
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

COMPENSATION:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Please provide salary requirements with your application.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls, please) to HR@armoryonpark.org with the Subject Line: Associate Director Public Programs Search.

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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.

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New York, NY 10065
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