Career, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

Career Opportunities

 

The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

OPEN POSITIONS

Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships
Temporary Special Events Assistant
Coordinator, Development & Membership
Manager, Events - LA
Director of Development - LA

 

Title: Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Senior Vice President, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

The Paley Center seeks an experienced, energetic, and strategic development professional to secure key corporate sponsorships and to build our corporate membership program.  Qualified candidates must have solid relationships with senior-level decision makers and possess a proven track record of success in identifying and cultivating corporate donors and securing sponsorships, including for programs and events and through corporate membership. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and identify companies to solicit for sponsorship of Paley Center events and programs, including PaleyFest, the nation’s premiere television festival, which takes place each year in New York and Los Angeles, two bicoastal tributes celebrating achievements in television, and for celebrity panel discussions and events.
  • Communicate the Paley Center's mission and programs with enthusiasm and make compelling cases for support to attract corporate funders and secure sponsorships.
  • Develop and create attractive sponsorship and marketing presentations for program support and for corporate membership, which include fees and activation costs.
  • Secure and conduct face-to-face meetings and presentations with key decision makers by leveraging professional relationships and by identifying and cultivating new prospects.
  • Close sponsorships and work with legal counsel to create contracts.
  • Work with the Vice President of Development & Client Services to ensure the ongoing stewardship of corporate partners and to deliver on all promised benefits.
  • Analyze industries and identify sponsorship trends.
  • Increase corporate membership, including from the media and other industries, and ensure that existing members see the value in membership and renew.
  • Identify, create, and implement additional cultivation opportunities and events to increase involvement and accomplish successful solicitation objectives.
  • Collaborate with Development, Creative Services, and Marketing staff to create new and innovative communications collateral to successfully engage corporate prospects.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of senior-level sponsorship and development experience.
  • Key relationships with senior executives, including chief marketing officers with national/regional brands and corporate social responsibility/philanthropy officers.
  • An understanding of event marketing and sponsorship sales and the activation process.
  • Strategic thinker, action and goal-oriented, able to develop creative proposals that meet and exceed potential corporate partners’ needs and to “close the deal.”
  • Proactive, with a strong work ethic, a self-starter.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop strong peer level relationships and to utilize the President & CEO’s introductions effectively.
  • Well organized with strong communication and writing skills.
  • Proven track record of success in pitching and closing sponsorships, including six and seven figure gifts.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Temporary Special Events Assistant
Position Reports to: Susan Madden, SVP of Development and Jamitha Fields, VP, Development & Client Services

Description:
The Paley Center for Media seeks a temporary Special Events Assistant to support the Development Department in fundraising for and organizing The Paley Honors, A Tribute to Women in Television, a gala event that will take place on May 17, 2017. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and Vice President of Development & Client Services, the temp will assist with various projects, including conducting internet research and telephone outreach to secure contact information for potential ticket and table buyers, updating Excel and Google Doc tracking sheets with ticket and table commitments, tracking tribute ad sales, and communicating internally with the Paley Center’s Creative Services department regarding the digital ads.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and compile email addresses and contact information for prospective ticket and table buyers through internet searches and telephone inquiries.
  • Record, track, and update event tracking sheets in Excel and Google Docs as directed, including when pledges are made, when payments have been received, and when prospects decline.
  • Respond to event inquiries by phone and e-mail.
  • Prepare acknowledgment letters for ticket and table purchases and event contributions.
  • Obtain invoices from the Finance Department when requested by table and ticket buyers.
  • Track tribute ad sales and provide corporate logos and other information to the Creative Services team.
  • Perform other administrative duties associated with the gala as needed, including assisting with guest check-in and seating at the event.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, precise, thorough, with an excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including a confident, polished, and polite phone manner.
  • A team player with a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Experience in planning special events and working in a Development office is a plus.
  • Ability to work on the evening of the gala – Wednesday, May 17, 2017.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Coordinator, Development & Membership
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: SVP Development, VP Development & Client Services

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a non-profit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and the media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned archive of more than 160,000 television and radio programs, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society.

The general public can access the Paley Archive—including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections—and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.  Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.  Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in media. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development and to the Vice President, Development & Client Services, the Coordinator, Development & Membership will play a key role in supporting all fundraising activities by providing administrative support to the Development & Membership team and by assisting with gala and stewardship events.  He/she will help to grow membership and a Patron Circle, engage with individual members and fulfill membership benefits, provide data entry back up as needed, and assist with other outreach, including the preparation of grant proposals, e-blasts, and membership mailings. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Development & Membership Office in the engagement, recruitment, and servicing of members and patrons with the goal of increasing membership revenue, enhancing member satisfaction, and growing the membership and donor base.
  • Coordinate all donor engagement activities, including producing mailing lists for public programs, e-newsletters and e-blasts, and special events; calling recently lapsed members to encourage their renewal; fulfilling membership benefits; assisting members with their reservations and other needs, including scheduling Members Choice Screenings; taking RSVPs for cultivation and stewardship events; and assisting with Membership mailings, including the production and mailing of renewal and acknowledgment letters and invitations.
  • Maintain a pipeline of donor prospects for two annual galas and assist the development office in selling tickets and tables through prospect research and outreach.  Research and create a report on other non-profit galas and other events taking place, which may compete with Paley Center galas.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Senior Vice President, Development, and the Vice President, Development and Client Services as needed, including assembling grant proposal and sponsorship packets, answering phones, and ordering office supplies.
  • Provide a welcoming presence at membership tables at public programs and other events, answering inquiries from and assisting current members and selling memberships, which entails working on occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Provide assistance to the Membership Manager in processing memberships and producing membership cards, including entering data into the Raiser’s Edge database management system, creating queries and reports, and processing donations and membership gifts by credit card.
  • Help develop marketing materials, including membership brochures, invitations, and membership renewal forms, coordinating the production of materials with the Paley Center’s Creative Services and Marketing departments.
  • Coordinate all member events and support Special Events team with onsite rental event management.
  • Help to coordinate reconciliations and assist with regular communications between the Development and Finance Office.
  • Will participate in additional projects and duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 2 – 4 years successful work experience at a not-for-profit, preferably a cultural or academic institution.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser's Edge.
  • A genuine interest in the mission and programs of The Paley Center for Media.
  • A confident and welcoming demeanor and the ability to interact with members, prospects, funders, and members of the public with poise and polish, both in person, on the phone, and through written and e-mail communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • A proactive and entrepreneurial approach to work; self-starter and fast learner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills, good humor, good judgment, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a goal-oriented department.
  • Honesty and integrity and discretion with confidential donor information.
  • An efficient, reliable team player with a positive attitude and the ability to adjust to changing priorities.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Manager, Events - LA
Department: Operations
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position Reports to: Director, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

The Manager, Events plays an important role in representing the Paley brand by consistently producing outstanding events.  He/she is responsible for maintaining the LA Programming & Events calendar.

The Manager, Events is responsible for planning, overseeing, coordinating and executing all LA’s facility rental events.  He/she partners with the appropriate Paley Center LA & NY staff to ensure all production needs are met for these events regarding contracts, logistics, permits, load-ins, audio & technical equipment, catering, staffing, timelines, etc.

He/she will also plan, manage and execute all receptions, dinners and greenrooms for Paley’s public, industry and development programs, such as PaleyFest LA, LA Gala, Trustee Events, Patron and President’s Circle events, Corporate Member events, Media Council events, Programming events and Sponsorship events throughout the year.  This includes managing budgets, logistics, décor, catering, staffing, invitations, registration, etc.

He/she partners with the Development team to help grow membership for President’s Circle, Patron’s Circle, Corporate and Media Council. 

The Manager, Events will have a proven track record of exceeding a 6 figure sales goal and nurturing client relationships.  This position reports to the Director Development and supervises event staff. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively develop and market Paley rental opportunities by utilizing communication strategies with the Communications and Marketing departments
    • Field all calls from prospective clients.
    • Manage and keep rental specs up to date.
    • Host site visits.
    • Negotiate rental deals; coordinate with Business Affairs and Finance for contract approval.
    • Execute pre-production and production elements.
    • Write and communicate internal Event Rental memos as appropriate.
    • Write thank you notes following each rental event.
    • Leverage rental relationships to convert into Corporate Memberships.
    • Track sales vs. budget.
  • Oversee and maintain rental operating budget
    • Provide accurate quotes to clients.
    • Review budget for each event.
    • Coordinate invoicing with Finance.
    • Work with Finance to collect payment.
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments for all technical, live-stream, recording, audio and other needs.
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external parties regarding timelines and all production elements needed for a successful event (contracts, insurance, payments, logistics, permits, load-ins, timelines, etc).
  • Identify and proactively acquire new clients to ensure 6 figure sales goals are met.

Paley Programs:

  • Efficiently execute all receptions, dinners and greenrooms for Paley Programs.
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external parties as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to ensure high level execution including, but not limited to, décor, menu, guest lists, RSVP’s, table placement seating, check-in, event flow and overall guest hospitality.
    • Assist with the preparation and implementation of announcements and invitations.
    • Partner with the Manager of Programs & Operations and the Manager Visitor Services to schedule Visitors Services, Security, and Maintenance staff to ensure smooth event implementation.
    • Hire and supervise caterer(s) and other outside vendors.
    • Obtain appropriate LA permits (e.g. liquor/special events, etc.) as needed.
    • Maintain and manage inventory and operational equipment and elements for kitchen and pantries.
  • Oversee and maintain event budgets for caterers and other special event vendors.
    • Review and develop a detailed budget for each event with appropriate parties.
    • Oversee vendor solicitation and bidding.
    • Negotiate price and final costs.
    • Review and approve event invoices for Finance processing.
    • Work with Finance on any changes with respect to costs and ensure that any potential budget overages are approved by Finance prior to commitment.
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments regarding all technical needs for receptions, dinners and greenrooms.
  • Assist with the oversight, management and coordination all fundraising, cultivation and member events from pre-production to production and through post-production.

General:

  • Maintain event and rental calendars.
  • Work with Creative Services to develop brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, etc. and ensure website and social media communications are current and up to date.
  • Assist with promotion and marketing of “invitation-only” special events to designated peer organizations,  and associations to expand awareness and membership opportunities as possible.
  • Work closely with Database Manager to ensure all contact information and communications are current.
  • Manage and develop the event driven staff to foster a team environment to deliver that highest level of service.
  • Handle other projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience in executing high level events.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively respond to and interact with staff and external clients.
  • An independent thinker who is very detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • An exceptional multi-tasker who can pivot quickly and meet deadlines.
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and able to learn other programs quickly.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to provide the highest level of service.
  • Ability to have flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as needed.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We maintain a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Director of Development - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position Reports to: Senior Vice President, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Scope:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, who is based at the Paley Center in New York, the Director of Development (DOD) - LA will oversee fundraising for the Center’s Los Angeles branch, including membership; corporate membership; Patrons Circle; foundation, government, and corporate grants; and gala events.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a generalist familiar with all aspects of fundraising and with individual and institutional funders in Los Angeles.  We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well independently.  The DOD will regularly update and will work closely with the Senior Vice President, Development and with the Paley Center’s New York-based development office, to create and implement fundraising strategies to increase individual, corporate, foundation, and government support and to raise $6 million annually in contributed revenue.

The DOD will also oversee the cultivation of all Los Angeles based members and donors, including members of the Presidents Circle and Patrons Circle, our highest level donor groups, and ensure that the Los Angeles Board of Governors is kept abreast of donor and other important events.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of individual and institutional prospects and will ensure that existing donors are properly stewarded.  The DOD will partner with leaders across the Paley Center to increase awareness of and to drive visitor traffic to exhibits, events, and public programs.

In addition, the DOD will ensure that the Senior Vice President, Development is kept thoroughly abreast of grant deadlines, cultivation and stewardship events, and all meetings scheduled with current and prospective donors in Los Angeles.  The DOD will help to prepare the annual development strategic plan and budget and will support other institutional initiatives, as requested.  .  

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in designing , implementing and executing a comprehensive development plan and in identifying and securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, including membership, corporate memberships, patron contributions, and grant.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the Los Angeles philanthropic community, including, high net worth individuals, program officers and foundation executives, corporate social responsibility managers, and sources of municipal and state support.
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the LA community in order to meet development, promotional, and marketing objectives.  This includes local governmental agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, other museums and non-profit organizations, concierge and hospitality associations, business associations, and relevant trade associations.
  • A strong network of contacts and the ability to extend this network through outreach, including face-to-face meetings and site visits.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting grant proposals, letters of inquiry, membership solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, and reports
  • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 7 - 10 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in the arts and culture sector.
  • An in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology, including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of members and individual donors, including major gifts.
  • Ability to take direction, yet energetic and proactive, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and expanding and diversifying donor bases.
  • A highly organized, strategic thinker who is able to work well independently and with limited administrative assistance.
  • An executive presence marked by discretion, good judgment, good humor, and a polished, personable demeanor.
  • Engaging personality with an ability to work well as a member of a team and with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills and the ability to maintain donor records accurately and efficiently and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire team members to their peak performance.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database management system is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We maintain a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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