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AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are equal opportunity employers, encouraging diversity and welcoming applicants of all backgrounds.

Public Information Assistant [last updated 11/1/21]

ORGANIZATION: AIA New York / Center for Architecture
SUPERVISOR: Office Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, non-exempt

The Public Information Assistant is a part-time (approximately 12-18 hours per week) position that provides staffing support for the Center for Architecture’s front desk. The principal responsibility for this position is to welcome and provide basic information about AIA New York / Center for Architecture to visitors and callers. In addition to staffing the front desk and directing phone calls, the Public Information Assistant conducts event check-in procedures and provides miscellaneous administrative support. Generally available shifts are: Tuesdays (8am-2pm); Wednesdays (8am-2pm) and Thursdays.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Data entry
• Greeting and directing visitors
• Providing information about programs, events, and exhibitions to visitors and callers
• Organizing and restocking exhibition materials
• Assisting with the setup of smaller meetings and events
• Conducting event check-in/on-site registration, and receiving admission payments
• Providing administrative assistance for various projects


• High school diploma or equivalent. Preference for students/recent graduates studying architecture, art history, museum studies or related fields.
• A friendly, customer service focused attitude.
• Museum or gallery experience a significant plus.
• Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite.

Start date: ASAP.

PLEASE NOTE: All employees of AIANY/CFA are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as stipulated by our contracts with the Department of Education, and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Proof of vaccination will be required as a part of your onboarding paperwork.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Human Resources Manager [last updated 10/20/21]

DEPARTMENT: Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, non-exempt
SALARY: $42 - $48/hr
EST. START DATE: Nov 1, 2021 or sooner

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Human Resource Manager will execute the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) requirements for AIANY/Center for Architecture, including hiring and interviewing staff, administering benefits and leave, ensuring legal compliance, and enforcing company policies and practices. This is a part-time (approx. 20/hr week) position, with a hybrid in-office/remote option available.
• Recruits, interviews, hires, and manages full on-boarding and orientation process for new staff.
• Maintains confidential employee files, updating annually with promotions, changes to salaries, updated addresses, and any other required updates
• Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
• Administers and oversees employee benefits, including paid-time off tracking and health insurance
• Provides support and guidance to management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
• Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
• Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
• Oversees annual staff review process
• Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
• Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
• Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 1-2 years of human resource management experience preferred.
• SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; attach the cover letter and resume as a single PDF. No phone calls, please.

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children grades 3-8.
Summer Programs: 5-day thematic programs for children grades 3-12.
Reviewers: Architectural reviewers for middle school and high school students.

For more information, download the K-12 Volunteers application form below.



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