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

Senior Manager, Visitor Services
Director, Industry Programming
Video Editor/Production Technician
Director of Development - LA
Senior Vice President, Development

 

 

Title: Senior Manager, Visitor Services
Department: Visitor Services 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Director, Operations

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:

Reporting to the Director, Operation, the Senior Manager, Visitor Services is responsible managing for the daily operations of the Visitor Services department to support all Paley programs, special events, group tours, library operations and mailroom services.  He/she plays an important role in representing the Paley brand by consistently improving and enhancing our visitors’ experience.  The Senior Manager partners with internal departments to support this initiative.  Visitor Services is a seven (7) day operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of operations for the Visitor Services department, which includes scheduling, training, payroll and onsite management of VS team
  • Manages the operational flow during all Paley live programming, exhibits, special events, group tours, library operations to ensure seamless execution
  • Ensure Visitor Services team is providing the highest level of service by training and executing Paley policies and procedures
  • Manage all aspects of Front Desk Operations including Ticketweb
    —set up and manage ticket sales and pick up
    —create reports on weekly attendance
    —send all monies and documentation to Finance
  • Answer patron inquiries and problem solve incidents, alerting the Director, Operations of issues/problems immediately
  • Enforce safety and sanitary practice and maintenance, ensuring compliance with operational standards, federal/state/local laws and ordinances
  • Partner with HR and Finance to recruit, hire and process new hire paperwork for staff and volunteers as needed
  • Develop and coordinate VS staff training, when needed
  • Participates in other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Answer patron inquiries and problem solve incidents, alerting the Director, Operations of issues/problems immediately
  • Enforce safety and sanitary practice and maintenance, ensuring compliance with operational standards, federal/state/local laws and ordinances
  • Partner with HR and Finance to recruit, hire and process new hire paperwork for staff and volunteers as needed
  • Develop and coordinate VS staff training, when needed
  • Participates in other duties as assigned

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: Director, Industry Programming
Department: Programming - Industry
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: VP, Industry 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, 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:

Reporting to the Vice President, Industry Programming, the Director, Industry Programming will be responsible for planning and executing the strategic vision of the department, by successfully producing compelling programming that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media as the foremost leader in media.  The Director will procure talent and secure memberships, sponsorships and partnerships to meet the department’s financial goals. He/she will have the industry knowledge to present relevant and thought- provoking programming that continues to attract relevant speakers, as well as engage national and global audiences.  In addition, the Director will ensure seamless execution of Industry Programming and Media Impact events, conferences, business summits and other programs as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the VP, Industry Programming, to develop and implement a successful Industry Programming strategy and schedule to meet institutional timelines.
  • Procure talent – research, invite (drafting letters of correspondence when appropriate) and secure the highest-level speakers/panelists and moderators who will draw press and audience and who will enhance the content relevance as well as the prestige of the industry and select media events.
  • Identify, recruit and close potential Medial Council, and International memberships to meet departmental goals.
  • Identify, solicit and close potential sponsors and independent partners that will ensure programming financial goals are met for Industry Programming and Media Impact events.
  • Meet and surpass registration/budget for the Paley Center International Council Summit and other Media Council programs/conferences.
  • Create slate of programming that can be monetized across all media platforms to achieve financial goals.
  • Manage and execute Industry Programming and Media Impact events, conferences, business summits which includes Paley Dialogues, Next Big Thing Series, The Paley International Council Summit and various independent programs, as well as other programming events, as assigned.
  • Remain highly informed of trends and developments in the media industry.
  • Research and identify timely, newsworthy, relevant and thought-provoking topics.
  • Audience Development – curate and secure a high-level attendee list that establishes Paley’s relevance in the media industry.
  • Create, implement and oversee project timelines for Industry Programming and Media Impact events.
  • Write event session timelines and remarks.
  • Oversee staff, when appropriate.
  • Ensure overall conference budgets are adhered to.
  • Work with sponsors to ensure all sponsor activations are executed accordingly.
  • Represent and promote The Paley Center for Media at various industry and business events.
  • Work with Marketing and Creative Services teams to write and create brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, thank you notes, production slates, etc. and ensure that website is current and updated.
  • Coordinate with PR on press releases and publicity opportunities as well as with social media team to maximize exposure when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure seamless execution of events.
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure revenue goals and budget are adhered to.
  • He/she will also participate and handle other projects, as needed.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of Media Industry Event Programming and management.
  • Possess the executive gravitas to continue to elevate and shape The Paley Center. 
  • Possess a contact list of senior level relationships in the Industry with the ability to create new relationships.
  • Proven track record in planning & executing conferences and business summits on time and within budget.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the issues and key players in the media/communications industry.
  • Proven knowledge of trends, best practices and debates in the industry.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, administrative and managerial skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem solving skills.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: Video Editor/Production Technician
Department: Technical Operations
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Director Engineering, Technical Operations & IT

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 Video Editor/Production Technician will be responsible for reviewing and editing raw video footage on Premiere Pro CC and mastering finished clips, screenings and licensed content to be played during live events, digital distribution, or for social media consumption. You must have experience adhering to strict deadlines, follow instructions and post-production processes.  He/she will also be the lead technician during live productions of Paley Programs. This includes acting as the TD, Robotic Camera operator, Media Playback operator, or Audio assistant. He/she will also participate in and handle other projects, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical direct, operate cameras, audio, lighting and playback equipment for live events.
  • Operate video servers and professional video tape machines.
  • Perform video, audio patching and routing.  
  • Q.C. monitoring and evaluation using audio and video test equipment.
  • Perform additional production-related duties as needed.
  • Edit, encode, and archive media assets from legacy formats. 

Requirements:

  • Proven editing experience using Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
  • Robotic camera operation, camera shading, lighting.
  • 3 – 5 years Technical directing live production / events.
  • Multitasking using multiple pieces of equipment during a live event.
  • Proven studio production experience.
  • Experience with digital video projection.
  • Familiarity with production and post production process.
  • Familiarity with the flow of digital content.
  • Must be proficient with common computer business applications.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently with a crew as well as independently.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem solving skills. 
  • Weekend and evening work will be required.
  • Familiarity with legacy formats a plus.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “VE/PT” in the subject line.

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Title: Director of Development - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Reporting to the Head of 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:

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; patrons; corporate membership; foundation, government, and corporate grants; gala events and event rentals.  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. 

Direct Reports:

  • Manager, Events

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, grants and event rentals.
  • 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:

  • 7+ years of fundraising experience, raising 2M+ in annual contributed income, 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 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:

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “DOD” in the subject line.

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Title: Senior Vice President, Development
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

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.

Position Overview:

The Senior Vice President (SVP) Development will have primary responsibility for managing, overseeing and leading all fundraising initiatives, including membership, foundation, corporate and government grants, gala events, sponsorships, major gifts and other sources of contributed income.  The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with a proven track record of success in cultivating relationships and executing a strategic vision to maximize contributed income. 

Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP Development will serve as a member of the Paley Center’s senior management team and will have a goal of raising $10 million in contributed income annually. The SVP will leverage the Paley Center’s existing donors and identify, cultivate, and secure new philanthropic support and sponsorships.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of prospects and manage all communications with existing and potential donors to ensure the highest level of donor engagement and satisfaction.  He/she is also responsible for implementing best practices, keeping up-to-date with fundraising trends, and ensuring that appropriate systems and development procedures are in place.

He/she will oversee a team of fundraising professionals in New York and Los Angeles, who have responsibility for individual giving, membership and patron programs, corporate sponsorships and memberships, galas, foundation and government grants, third party rentals, client services and database management.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and meet revenue goals to support the Paley Center’s operations in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that identifies, secures, and grows the donor base in New York City and Los Angeles to meet fundraising targets, including:
    • Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron Circle and Individual Memberships
    • Sponsorships
    • Private and corporate foundations and government giving
    • Two annual fundraising galas (NY & LA) and a fundraising luncheon (NY)
    • Other sources, such as major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving
  • Serve as a front-line solicitor to nurture relationships with existing donors and identify and secure new support to increase contributed income from individuals and institutions.
  • Develop compelling grant proposals and sponsorship decks to secure support for high-profile annual television festivals, exhibits, and a wide array of public programs featuring celebrities and media leaders and innovators.
  • Research, identify, and secure new support for two annual Paley Honors galas celebrating achievements in television, one in New York in the Spring and one in the fall in Los Angeles, as well as a Paley Honors luncheon in New York.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts, including increasing membership in the Patron Circle and President’s Circle donor groups.
  • Monitor all donor information and prepare statistical analysis and reports for the President & CEO and executive team.
  • Manage all logistics to ensure a seamless execution of Development events.
  • Supervise and mentor a team of development professionals.
  • Regularly attend all Paley programs, VIP receptions and donor cultivation events.
  • Execute on and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience raising $10M in contributed income annually, consisting of six and seven-figure fundraising targets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New York and Los Angeles fundraising communities with a strong network of relationships with high net worth individuals, program officers, and corporate social responsibility executives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and key players in the media/communications industry.
  • Strong network of personal contacts with the ability to extend, develop and nurture donor relationships.
  • Highly organized strategic thinker with in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors.
  • Excellent and proven knowledge of fundraising and best practices.
  • Experience with budget preparation and managing record keeping and fulfillment.
  • Must have a proactive, energetic, engaging personality with the ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels throughout the organization.
  • Possess the ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire cross functional teams to their peak performance.
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in managing record keeping and fulfillment of membership and sponsorship benefits.
  • Resourceful, creative and able to solve problems effectively.
  • Minimum undergraduate university degree.
  • Bilingual Spanish, a plus.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org
Please write “SVPD” in the subject line.

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