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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Youth Corps Manager
Posted on January 27, 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.

YOUTH CORPS MANAGER:
The Armory’s Youth Corps program is a paid, mentored program for New York City youth. The Armory seeks a Manager for the Youth Corps program, a project-oriented internship that engages NYC public high school students and graduates through sustained, frequent exposure to and contact with a range of artists and art, and provides job and career training, leadership development, and essential communication and life skills. The position is full time, with some evening and weekend hours required. The Youth Corps Manager reports to the Director of Youth Corps.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan and coordinate High School Youth Corps Internship program, including overseeing curriculum, calendars, and capstone project for each semester (fall, spring, and summer), in consultation with Education staff
• Co-teach High School Youth Corps Internship program alongside other program staff and teaching artists
• Provide day-to-day oversight of Youth Corps interns, together with other program staff and Director of Youth Corps
• Train and coach Youth Corps interns in Front of House positions, such as greeting and ushering, to empower students to provide excellent customer service to Armory patrons
• Coordinate, oversee, and maintain a work schedule/calendar of events for all interns, and associated communication with students and stakeholders
• Develop and maintain relationships with educators and internship coordinators at Youth Corps partner schools
• Coordinate and participate in the recruitment and hiring process for Youth Corps interns
• Maintain an organized workspace and well-stocked supplies for interns
• Support evaluation processes for Youth Corps
• Participate in weekly Youth Corps area meetings
• Participate in one-on-one support and mentoring to Youth Corps interns, both high school and post-high school
• Other duties as assigned, including supporting other Education Departments programs and Armory events and productions

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
• At least three years’ experience in arts administration/arts education/museum education and/or youth development
• Experience facilitating high school students in environments such as schools, camps, tutoring programs, after school programs, arts programs, etc.
• Familiarity and excellent rapport with young people in the New York City public school system
• An understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of Park Avenue Armory and Armory arts education programs
• Ability to tackle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously; energized by a fast-paced working environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills
• Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
• Multilingual and/or a graduate of New York City Public Schools a plus

APPLICATION PROCESS:
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 “Youth Corps Manager” 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

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