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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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Senior Coordinator, Special Events
Posted on October 22, 2018

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.

SENIOR COORDINATOR, SPECIAL EVENTS:
Reporting directly to the Director of Special Events, with oversight from the Manager of Special Events, the Senior Coordinator, Special Events supports the Special Event department with production and coordination of approximately 75 annual events, including the Annual Gala, the Snowflake Lounge, opening night benefits surrounding Armory Drill Hall productions, and the Armory Luncheon Series.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
• Oversee event run of shows, work requests, and event logistics for set of events in assigned portfolio that is divvied up out of the full suite of events
• Oversee gift entry, event tracking, and database updates, using Tessitura, for fundraising events (e.g. Gala, benefits, Snowflake)
• Produce and mail acknowledgment letters
• Work as part of the Special Events team to staff Armory events each season
• Oversee volunteers and Youth Corp who are assisting Special Events staff
• Maintain, organize, and order supplies to ensure the department has sufficient quantity of all event materials
• Provide administrative and project support for the Special Events department, including processing and creating invoices, overseeing the department’s event budgets, and maintenance and distribution of the department calendar
• Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Candidates should be prepared to work nights and weekends, as needed to fulfill event responsibilities.  Minimum of 2-3 years of professional development experience, with previous event experience preferred. Candidate should be highly organized and detail oriented. An ability to communicate well with a range of individuals and handle multiple projects with competing deadlines is necessary. Computer fluency in (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience using Tessitura database preferred.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:
All submissions should be emailed to hrdevelopment@armoryonpark.org with “Senior Coordinator, Special Events” 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.

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New York, NY 10065
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