Park Avenue Armory seeks Director, Public Programming
DHR International has been retained to conduct the search for a Director, Public Programming for the Park Avenue Armory (“the Armory”).
Part palace, part industrial shed, “the Armory” fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York, supporting unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that cannot be fully realized in a traditional proscenium theater, concert hall, or white wall gallery. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and an array of exuberant period rooms, the Armory enables a diverse range of artists to create, students to explore, and audiences to experience epic, adventurous, relevant work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York.
The Director of Public Programming is charged with creating a compelling public voice and engaging a diverse community around the Armory’s mission and programs through a range of convenings and events held in its historic rooms and landmarked building. We’re seeking a dynamic and innovative visual and/or performing arts professional with an advanced discernment of the intersection of arts and humanities and a demonstrated record of designing and facilitating public convenings that engage this intersection in a way that is edifying, cutting-edge, and deeply relevant to the moment.