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 Manager
Posted on February 6, 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.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Operations Manager will be responsible for assisting in the managing of the day-to-day operations of the facilities’ department, including managing maintenance staff as well as the office manager, processing job orders, scheduling staffing needs and ancillary support services, and technical set-ups. This position requires a “hands-on” approach running the daily operations.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manage maintenance staff and the office manager
• Responsible for the day-to-day office administrative work including staff schedules, timekeeping, hiring, supervising and monitoring of staff performance
• Schedule maintenance staff to accomplish all work-orders in a timely, organized manner
• Technical set up for all conferences, board meetings, promotional points in front of house
• Scheduling labor contractors and assign to shift/job leader
• Overseeing facilities inventory such as furniture, equipment, etc. This includes coordinating the physical set-up of equipment based on building-wide work orders.
• Preparing project specific budgets for the maintenance department as they relate to specific programming needs
• Assist in Drill Hall operations, including preparing the building for all artistic openings in conjunction with the Armory’s production team
• Assist with managing peripheral contracts: copy machines, breakroom equipment, cleaning equipment, a/c units
• Work closely with Director of Facilities on developing policies and procedures, assisting in operations planning and cost estimates, and overseeing staff for all projects.
• Work with the Director of Facilities and Managing Director to propose efficiencies in staff and consultant time management

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field
• 7+ years of operations management experience, preferably in a demanding real estate environment or arts organization.
• Must have experience managing multiple complex projects involving staff and vendors
• Must have strong desktop support experience
• Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to thrive in environments with multiple stakeholders, frequent change and diverse objectives
• Experience recruiting, managing, and developing a strong team of staff, program/project managers and administrative professionals
• Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
• Conversational Spanish a plus
• Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name. All submissions should be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Operations Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

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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.

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