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Summer on the Hudson Programming Associate

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Riverside Park Conservancy | New York, NY
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Riverside Park Conservancy


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Published 20 days ago

April 13, 2020

Seasonal Job Vacancy

The Riverside Park Conservancy works in partnership with the City of New York to maintain and improve Riverside Park for the enjoyment and benefit of all New Yorkers. We support the preservation of the park’s historic landscape, structures, and monuments, engage the community in active stewardship of the park, and provide a wide range of public programs. Summer on the Hudson is Riverside Park’s annual outdoor arts & culture festival that takes place from 59th street to 181st Street along the Hudson River and features a mix of concerts, movies, children’s shows, special day-long events, wellness activities, and more. Under the guidance of the Director of Public Programming, the Programming Associate assists in the execution of this free public festival.

Duration: 6 months, April 13 – October 9, 2020

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community outreach to local organizations for tabling opportunities at events.
  • Act as point of contact for artists, teachers, volunteers, and other vendors who are presenting programs in Riverside Park.
  • Stage-manage all programs and events in Riverside Park.
  • Work alongside NYC Parks staff to facilitate load-in/load-out of program materials.
  • Administer various equipment, including recreation equipment, tables and chairs, and sound equipment. Maintain an inventory of all Riverside Park program materials.
  • Create and distribute flyers and posters throughout the community and in the Park.
  • Generate social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Assist the Director of Public Programming with all clerical duties including data entry. Perform regular event paperwork filing and report creation.
  • Interact with the public in a pleasant and supportive manner.

Qualifications

·        Experience/Education: High school graduation or equivalent and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above, such as experience facilitating structured arts and/or recreation programs in a camp, community center or arts facility setting. Production management or stage management experience including theatre, concerts, outdoor events, and other performing arts programs considered a plus.

·        Communication Skills: Must have a professional and positive demeanor and work well with the public, collaborators, and the NYC Parks Department. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

·        Collaboration: Ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to be hands-on with the performance of a variety of assigned tasks. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities.

·        Characteristics: The ideal candidate is honest, a team player, a good listener, calm under pressure, and is accountable for their tasks. Strong organizational skills with excellent follow-through. Ability to independently prioritize tasks and maintain a high standard of event quality in the absence of the Director of Public Programming.

·        Values & Culture Fit: Demonstrated passion for Riverside Park’s mission and values.

·        Working Conditions: Desire to work in a small growing nonprofit organization. Work outdoors. Ability to travel locally for events. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

·        Administrative skills: Familiarity with PC operating systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 

Seasonal Job Vacancy

The Riverside Park Conservancy works in partnership with the City of New York to maintain and improve Riverside Park for the enjoyment and benefit of all New Yorkers. We support the preservation of the park’s historic…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • High School Diploma Required

How to Apply

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to soh@riversideparknyc.org with “Programming Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to soh@riversideparknyc.org with “Programming Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Location

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 455, New York, NY 10115

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