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Bryant Park staff hi fives a man playing on the putting green at Bryant Park in New York City.

The Receptionist / Office Manager / Research Assistant serves an integral role in the office, supporting the daily operations of Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership. This individual’s primary responsibilities include handling incoming calls and responding to emails from the public; facilitating meetings, including weekly all-staff meetings;  ordering office supplies and maintaining common areas; communicating with building management; handling and distributing deliveries and mail; tracking operational data; and compiling narrative and statistical reports.

This is a growth-oriented position with opportunities for advancement. Responsibilities within the companies will be added to this position if the individual demonstrates initiative, growth, and proficiency in their tasks. These additional responsibilities may include conducting various research projects, performing site inspections, and managing public programs and/or developing new programming ideas.

The Receptionist / Office Manager / Research Assistant reports to the Vice President of Operations. Office hours are typically 8:45am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday. Although this position is primarily based in the executive office of BPC/34SP, the position will also involve some outdoor work, and candidates should be comfortable operating in a variety of weather conditions. Due to the nature of managing public spaces and events, candidates must also be willing to work occasional nights and weekends. This job is fully in-person, with no option for remote work.

An ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest in urban affairs, public spaces, program and event management, economic development, and/or real estate, as there are opportunities for advancement related to these fields within the organization.

The salary for this role is $46,000-$52,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits such as health insurance are included.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Patience, punctuality, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with several people at the same time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is desirable but not required.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to reception-job@34bp.org with the subject line “Receptionist.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Man hi fives staff at Bryant Park NYC's putting green.

Public Programming Assistant

***Applicants must email ppa@34bp.org with “Public Programming Assistant” and your name in the subject line. A cover letter is required to be considered for this position.***

Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership seek seasonal, part-time Public Programming Assistants (PPAs) to work at free public events. PPAs work under the supervision of Program Managers to ensure successful event execution. Events and programs the PPAs can expect to assist with will include: literary events; music, dance, and theater performances; children’s events; fitness classes, and more events to be determined. PPAs who demonstrate impressive customer service skills and/or interest in retail will also be given the opportunity to extend their employment into the winter at Bryant Park’s Winter Village customer service kiosk and Bryant Park Shop kiosk.

Public Programming Assistants must be energetic and assertive, enjoy working extensively outdoors, and be willing to get their hands dirty. PPAs must be passionate and think critically about the public events and activities hosted in Bryant Park, Herald Square Park, Greeley Square Park, and Broadway Boulevard public plazas.

Public Programming Assistants can expect to work a range of irregular shifts as the parks’ and plazas’ robust event schedules dictate. Ideal applicants are college graduates with an open and flexible schedule, or with consistent evening and/or weekend availability. The position is expected to suit those looking to supplement a part-time job.

Applicants must be available to work from early May through September (exact dates are flexible). Training will take place in late April – if hired, PPAs will be expected to make themselves available.

Compensation is $16 per hour. Assistants may work anywhere between 15 - 35 hours per week, depending on how personal availability and the event schedule overlap.

Public Programming Assistants are expected to uphold the mission of creating a rich and dynamic cultural, visual, and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike in some of the greatest public spaces in the world.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable event production experience by working for two organizations that are dedicated to making New York City safer, cleaner, more beautiful, and more engaging. The PPA Program also offers opportunities for professional development, to allow participants to develop skills and knowledge relevant to the event planning, production, and public space management fields.

This is an in-person job which can not be performed remotely.

Per the NYC private employer mandate of 2021, Public Programming Assistants are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and to show proof of vaccination upon hire.

Duties include:

  •     Execute public programs and activities in the parks, including equipment setup, communication with instructors and/or performers, crowd management, and supervision of the event
  •     Serve as a park ambassador and interact with visitors politely and patiently
  •     Troubleshoot logistical event issues and manage accordingly
  •     Coordinate with other park staff for event setup and breakdown
  •     Document events by conducting attendance counts and taking photos as needed
  •     Opportunity to work at the Bryant Park Shop, providing information and selling park merchandise
  •     Prepare timely reports on event execution for Program Managers
  •     Prepare materials for upcoming events, including helping trim and laminate informational signage
  •     Fulfill administrative duties, including data entry, as needed and as scheduling allow

Qualifications:

  •     Four-year college degree, completed or in progress, is preferred
  •     Flexibility to work non-traditional/irregular hours – must be available Friday evenings and some weekends for most of May through September, and Monday evenings in June, July, and August
  •     Responsible, proactive, mature, and outgoing
  •     Possess strong communication and observational skills
  •     Possess a “no job too small” attitude, willing to get hands dirty to produce a successful result
  •     Ability to think critically about successes and flaws of an event
  •     Ability to maintain high energy and friendly attitude throughout entire shift
  •     Ability and willingness to work outdoors in most weather conditions
  •     Ability to take direction, but also problem-solve individually as needed
  •     Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally, and stay on feet for extended periods of time
  •     Experience in event staffing, retail and/or customer service preferred
  •     Interest in event planning, production, recreation, and/or public space management

To Apply:

Interested candidates must email ppa[at]34bp.org with “Public Programming Assistant” and your name in the subject line. In the body of the email, include a cover letter expressing your unique qualifications and interests—a cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Please attach your resume in .doc or .pdf format.

Phone calls and office visits will NOT be accepted. Due to number of applications, we will only be contacting applicants with whom we wish to move forward.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Schedule:
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Work Location:
Multiple Locations

The Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership are hiring part-time, seasonal staff responsible for overseeing game areas in their parks and public spaces. Game areas are designated zones for playing board games, ping pong, and other activities. Hosts serve two valuable functions:

  •     Act as an ambassador of the parks and public spaces, and interact with the public.
  •     Facilitate activities, which includes being aware of the rules of play, actively demonstrating and explaining games to participants, enforcing area rules, managing inventory, and maintaining equipment.

Responsibilities for each game area vary slightly but all include: setting up each area at the start of the day and making it available for public use; maintaining game areas throughout the day by cleaning equipment, picking up litter, and neatly storing equipment not in use; engaging the public, fostering participation, and ensuring respectful use of the space; considering ways to improve the activities offered to the public, then reporting observations accurately and comprehensively to supervisor. Hosts can expect to work at most, if not all, of the game areas at some point during their employment.

Hosts are expected to uphold the employer’s mission: to create a rich and dynamic visual, cultural, and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike in one of the greatest public spaces in the world.

Hosts work 10-40 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  •     BA preferred – consideration given to
  •     undergraduate work plus experience in recreation, coaching or park management
  •     Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment
  •     Willingness and desire to get hands dirty
  •     Outgoing, playful, mature, positive and proactive
  •     Experience in customer service
  •     Responsible and detail-oriented with excellent observation skills
  •     Ability and willingness to work exclusively outside and stand for long periods of time
  •     Ability to lift 25 pounds or more
  •     Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
  •     Ability to update an online spreadsheet on a tablet to document visitor counts and daily observations
  •     Access to a cell phone with photo and texting capability
  •     Access and responsiveness to email

Duties:

  •     Communicate politely and positively with the public and serve as an ambassador of the parks and public spaces
  •     Maintain appearance of game areas and sanitize shared equipment
  •     Facilitate game play and enforce area and park and public space rules
  •     Report equipment needs and behavior incidents in a timely manner
  •     On a daily basis, setup and takedown free activities offered to the public
  •     Record and report the number of participants
  •     Staff special events or tournaments
  •     Take direction from management staff regarding special assignments

This position begins with a three-week trial period. Hosts who receive a passing evaluation after 3 weeks will be invited to continue in their position.

The game areas generally remain open from April through October. Hours are typically 11am to 7pm with some exceptions for special events. Preference will be given to candidates with more flexibility in their schedules, and a genuine desire to work hard.

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to gamesjob@urbanmgt.com.

Pay starts at $16/hour.

The Bryant Park Corporation and the 34th Street Partnership, two leading Business Improvement Districts (non-profit public-private organizations) in Midtown Manhattan, are looking for a Graphic Design Intern (GDI) to join their award-winning in-house design team. The GDI will be responsible for assisting with the research, planning, presentation, refinement, and execution of graphic design components of urban, public space and architectural projects. They will join a multidisciplinary team that includes professionals with experience in graphic design, industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, and work within an office that includes departments of Capital Projects, Events, Horticulture, Sanitation, Operations, Security, and Digital Media, IT, and others. This is a full-time $18/hour internship starting as soon as possible. The internship will be for a period of six months; subject to review with potential for rate increase at three months; and it may later lead to a permanent position if the candidate fulfills all the necessary requirements and the internship is completed successfully.

Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
- Reports directly to the Associate Director of Graphic Design and to other senior designers, and works with interdisciplinary teams on projects as required.
- Creates and assists with the design of sign systems, environmental graphics for urban design, website graphics, motion graphics, brochures and flyers, maps, and information architecture. 
- Creates and assists with photo simulations to help staff and partners visualize urban design projects.
- Creates and assists with print and digital presentations for internal and external design meetings and NY City agency submissions.
- Undertakes site visits and takes photographs and measurements.
- Performs field and online research.

Qualifications
- The applicant must be a graduate from a Graphic Design undergraduate program; no associate or unrelated degrees will be considered. 
- Applicant should demonstrate an interest in urban design, public spaces and parks. 
- Proficient in environmental and print graphic design: has knowledge of basic visual design principles such as typography, composition, form, and color; visual problem solving; print design, layout and mechanicals; online design and information architecture. 
- Self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. 
-  Able to work on several projects at a time, quickly and accurately. Works well with tight and/or overlapping deadlines. 
- Skilled in design software applications, required: proficiency in the latest versions of Adobe CC: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; (MS Office 356 Suite: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook). Mac and PC-based office: cross-platform flexibility, and 3-D design applications a plus. 
- Has good outdoor and indoor/studio photography skills.
- Must have the ability to listen, follow direction, be responsive to change and feedback and have a willingness to collaborate with all the designers on the team; also must be comfortable working directly with members of other departments.
- Proactive, brings curiosity and their own ideas; contributes to group discussion.
 - Has a desire to learn and work in a collaborative design environment.

Contact Information
Qualified candidates should e-mail gd-intern@34bp.org with only “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Top applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with portfolio. Please clearly label your files, keep images and text in your attachments legible, and keep files sizes to a minimum. We will not accept emails over 10MB. 

Please include in your email:
•    A cover letter expressing why you’re interested in the position (in body of email)
•    A resume (in an attached PDF)
•    A minimum of three to a maximum of eight samples of your work (in an attached PDF)

Brand Management / Business Development Responsibilities

  • Handle all new inquiries for events and brand activations
  • Field incoming requests for information in a timely manner
  • Provide guidance on which sites might be appropriate
  • Provide site plans, dimensions, power availability, etc.
  • Check with calendar/team for potential conflicts and determine feasibility of request and pricing
  • Negotiate contract and collect payment, COI and security deposit
  • Continue to guide event producer on how to work in BP/34 public spaces
    • fine tune production timeline, schedule and parameters
    • inform producer which other City permits may be required
    • coach them on CB5 presentation
    • recommend preferred vendors
    • coordinate with Operations/Maintenance, Sanitation teams
    • coordinate staffing of load-in, “live event” and load-out
    • check for damages to site immediately post event
  • Nurture and maintain relationships with event producers and brands

Account Manager Responsibilities

  • Relationship manager for sponsors of Bryant Park/34th Street Partnership events and programs (Movie Nights, Winter Village, etc)
  • Support partnership development and management team
  • Liaise with brand sponsors and their agencies as needed, to coordinate sponsor campaigns and activations
  • Manage sponsor digital and social media activation calendar, assisting in creation of content and coordinating with digital/social media team
  • Coordinate and oversee fulfillment of sponsor benefits
  • Communicate and coordinate with operations, digital/social media team and other staff to fulfill contractual obligations, including program execution
  • Support partnerships team on proposals and re-cap reports
  • Gather data, statistics and results
  • Organize and assist in compiling presentations

 

Candidate Requirements

At least 5 years’ experience in Event Production, Sponsor Management and/or Business Development role

To be considered please send a cover letter and resume to eventsjob@34bp.org.

The Bryant Park Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to operate a food concession within The Lodge at Winter Village in Bryant Park, Manhattan.
All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted no later than Monday, June 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.