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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

Visitor Services Representative, Event Management – PART TIME
Administrative Assistant – Programming


 

 

Title: Visitor Services Representative, Event Management – PART TIME
Department:  Visitor Services
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Director Events & Membership

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.

Position Overview:

The Visitor Services Representative - Event Management - Part Time is responsible for handling logistics of a wide variety of special events including meetings, cocktail receptions, conferences, and screenings. He/she will have excellent customer service skills, including the ability to develop and nurture strong relationships with clients, vendors, and Paley staff. Must have flexible availability, including early mornings, evenings and occasional weekends, based on rental event schedules.  

Responsibilities:

      • Support the Director of Events & Membership and the Event Associate in onsite event execution
      • Assist in greeting client upon arrival, and providing a walkthrough of the rented event spaces. Act as the onsite contact for client and vendors for event logistics including, setup and breakdown, vendor deliveries, and traffic flow
      • Assist with communicating onsite client needs to the Operations and Technical Departments on all issues related to maintenance, security, and technical requests for events, in careful compliance with Paley Center for Media Rental Events guidelines
      • Enforces facility safety standards, including event space capacity and vendor installations
      • Provide general customer service and administrative support for rental clients, such as photocopying and preparing shipments for mailings
      • Be a reflection of The Paley Center for Media, maintaining a friendly and professional manner, presence, and appearance at all times on premises

Qualifications:

      • Strong commitment to representing the Paley Center for Media and providing the highest level of customer service
      • 3-5 years’ experience in event production in a museum or other special event space
      • Knowledgeable about fundraising and development to maximize productivity by building relationships that convert into returning clients and/or new members
      • Familiarity with New York area vendors
      • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)


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: Administrative Assistant – Programming
Department:  Programming
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: EVP Programming

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.

Position Overview:

With minimum direction, the Executive Administrative Assistant handles all administrative duties for the EVP Programming and lends support as needed to other assistants.  

Responsibilities:

      • Schedules and maintains EVP’s calendar of appointments, meetings and travel itineraries, anticipating changes and preparing meeting materials, charts and other documents, as needed
      • Answers and screens EVP’s telephone calls and visitors, with a high level touch and professionalism, tactfully handling inquiries and referring to appropriate party, as needed
      • Acts as liaison between the EVP and her direct reports, as well as internal and external contacts, composing correspondence, memos and reports
      • Disseminates information throughout the building for upcoming Programs
      • Coordinates all paperwork necessary for the Executive to approve, such as attendance sheets, travel and expense reports, following up with department members as needed
      • Contributes to the administration and execution of programs/events
      • Assists with research as needed
      • Assist with special projects or other duties as assigned

Requirements:

      • At least 1 years of administrative experience in a fast paced environment
      • Pleasant personality, polished with the ability to keep information confidential
      • Exceptional multi-tasking abilities with the ability to pivot quickly
      • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
      • An independent thinker who is very detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
      • A team player who is proactive with great initiative
      • Ability to perform through research to compile information and generate reports
      • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and able to learn other programs quickly
      • Able to work flexible hours and overtime


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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