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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School Programs Coordinator
Posted on February 3, 2020

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.

Arts Education for students from underserved New York City schools has found a special niche at the Armory and become a prime mission of the organization. By using its unique assets—a magical ruined palace setting and world-class artists developing site-specific, non- traditional work—the Armory has developed a creativity-based program that gives students the tools to think creatively and to learn how to trust their own judgments.

Park Avenue Armory seeks to hire a full-time School Programs Coordinator. (Limited evening and weekend hours required.) The School Programs Coordinator will play an integral role in coordinating all aspects of our Production-Based and Partner School programs as we strive to continue their growth in both breadth and depth, and report to the Director of Education.

The School Programs Coordinator will support the planning and execution of all school program efforts and will coordinate and lead a myriad of projects and tasks— duties include, but are not limited to:
• Research upcoming Armory productions and contribute to the writing of teaching artist resources and classroom resources
• Maintain school program documents, including:
- Program Attendance Statistics
- School Profiles, including demographics, in-school art offerings, cell phone policy, and Armory history
&bull: Manage the collection and organization of feedback from teachers and students
- Print and collect demo lesson feedback
- Print feedback reports for all onsite and in-school workshops
- Collect and organize school program evaluation materials
• Participate in curriculum planning and workshop demo meetings
• Prepare for in-school and onsite workshops and events:
- Work requests
- Supply ordering and prep
- Workshop set up
• Help staff all onsite school workshops and events:
- Assist teaching team during workshops
- Act as chaperone during school matinees and installation hours
• Serve as teaching assistant at in-school and onsite workshops as needed
• Prepare teaching team timesheets each pay period for submission to finance department
• Write program narratives for all production-based programs
• Create comprehensive program archive for each production
• Create and/or edit copy for outreach materials, website, blogs, or newsletters
• Organize and track departmental supplies/inventory and assist in office organization
• Oversee upkeep of departmental tech (Macbooks, iPads, printers, etc)
• Field program information requests

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least 1-year experience in arts administration/classroom facilitation
• An understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of Park Avenue Armory and our educational programs as well as an excellent rapport with young people in the New York City public school system.
• Interest in both administrative logistics and facilitating experiences for young people
• Creative thinking with great attention to detail
• The ability to manage projects large and small, and the judgment required to deal with competing priorities
• Solid writing and editing skills
• A sense of humor!
• Computer proficiency: familiarity with Macintosh and PC computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and internet research – graphic design experience a plus
• The capability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects and is comfortable taking initiative
• Multilingual and/or a graduate of New York City Public Schools a plus

$46,000 plus benefits.

Interested candidates should submit 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 “School Programs Coordinator” in the subject line. Only resumes and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

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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