Program Manager

Program Manager

The Architectural League seeks a highly engaged, energetic individual who is deeply interested in architecture and the built environment to serve as Program Manager. As an integral member of the League team, the Program Manager works closely with the Program Director to organize the League’s ambitious programming, including lectures, competitions, mentorship programs, publications, exhibitions, and other projects. League programs create stimulating opportunities for the presentation and discussion of significant work; encourage the development of young designers; promote equity and inclusion in architecture; and address critical issues in the built environment.

The Program Manager’s responsibilities center on the planning and production of the League’s annual programs—including Current Work, Emerging Voices, the League Prize, and other series—including researching program participants; coordinating publicity materials and preparing content for the website; receiving competition submissions and organizing materials for juries; managing payments to program participants; and serving as logistical liaison to program participants, including speakers, firms, schools, and students. 

The position requires a well-organized individual who is enthusiastic about working with others and has strong attention to detail. Demonstrated interest and job experience related to architecture and the built environment are required, as are excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Ideally, the Program Manager will have experience in event planning and logistics. The Program Manager will be expected to work at League evening lectures and occasional weekend programs, whether online or in-person. A successful candidate should have basic skills in WordPress and, ideally, moderate to advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign. Familiarity with Zoom is preferred and video editing skills are a plus. 


Candidates should be available to begin working remotely on June 15, 2021 with a projected return to working in the League office immediately after Labor Day. This is a full-time position.

While the League staff is currently working remotely, we anticipate returning to our office and therefore the Program Manager must be located in, or willing to relocate to, the New York City region. We cannot pay relocation expenses. The salary range for this position is $52,000 to $57,000, depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off (vacation, sick days, personal days), as well as a subsidized unlimited monthly Metrocard once work ceases to be remote. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the League staff to apply.


To apply, please attach a resumé and respond to the short-answer questions on the application form here. We request that you do not submit a cover letter with your application materials.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; interviews will begin immediately.

Questions? Please send them to Nanase Shirokawa at


The Architectural League nurtures excellence in architecture, design and urbanism, and stimulates thinking and debate about the critical design and building issues of our time. League live events, digital media, publications, installations, and exhibitions present important work and ideas to inspire and help shape the path to a better future. The League encourages the development of talented younger architects and designers through competitions, commissions, and travel grants. In addition, the League creates opportunities to explore solutions to problems in the built environment, through design studies and commissioned work, and pursues important areas of inquiry to help support the contribution of architecture to the common good, through research and sustained attention to selected topics.