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 presenting 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, managing recurring public programs, and developing new ideas for programming and activities.
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 studies, 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 $47,000-$52,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits such as health insurance are included.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Receptionist.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.
The Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership are hiring a part-time Grounds Inspector. The award-winning not-for-profit Business Improvement Districts share a mission to improve the quality of the commercial, physical, and public space environments in Midtown Manhattan.
Responsibilities for this job may include but are not limited to late night inspections of rats, furniture, and operational processes. This role regularly works with other departments within the company and reports to the Operations Manager.
The hours are typically between 2am-10am, one or two days per week, with options for additional work and responsibilities. This position involves outdoor work and candidates should be comfortable operating in a variety of weather conditions. Candidates should also be willing to work regularly on nights and weekends, with occasional requests to be available during the day. This job is fully in-person, with no option for remote work.
- Strong data collection and record keeping abilities
- Outgoing, mature, and assertive, with a “no job too small” attitude
- Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
- Responsible and detail-oriented with excellent observation skills
- Work outdoors in any weather condition
- Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Able to read maps of the park to complete managers’ instructions
- Ready access to internet, able to use email and respond quickly
- Two years’ work experience in related field
- Demonstrated interest in public placemaking
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis a plus
- Inspects facilities to determine the need for routine, preventative, urgent or emergency maintenance in a timely manner
- Conduct pest, furniture, and other operational inspections on ad-hoc basis and produce reports as needed
- Other responsibilities as requested by manager
Salary: $250 per visit
How to Apply:
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Grounds Inspector.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Phone calls and office visits will NOT be accepted.
***Applicants must email ppajob[at]34bp.org with "Public Programming Assistant" and your name in the subject line, and attach your resume and a brief cover letter. A brief 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 as ushers at free public events and programs. PPAs work under the supervision of Program Managers and Front of House Managers to ensure successful event execution. The PPAs can expect to assist with the onsite implementation of a wide range of programs, including: literary events; music, dance, and theater performances; children’s events; fitness classes; movie nights, and more events to be determined.
Public Programming Assistants must be energetic and assertive, enjoy working extensively outdoors, and be willing to get their hands dirty. PPAs must be passionate about the public events and activities hosted in Bryant Park, Herald Square Park, Greeley Square Park, and Broadway Boulevard public plazas. This not an event planning role, but rather an implementation role. That said, PPAs will use critical thinking skills to evaluate what can be improved about the programs they staff, and provide feedback as this feedback is valuable to program managers.
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 students or 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. Assistants may work anywhere between 10 - 35 hours per week, depending on how personal availability and the event schedule overlap. Eligible Assistants will be able to apply for additional shifts as Games Hosts, responsible for monitoring activity areas and acting as park ambassadors.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable event 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 production and public space management fields. 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 most visible public spaces in the world.
This is an in-person job which cannot be performed remotely.
Compensation is $17 per hour. Hours worked on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day will be paid at an overtime rate. Overtime is not otherwise anticipated.
Applicants must be available to work from late April through September (exact dates are flexible). Training will take place in late April – if hired, PPAs will be expected to make themselves available. 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/or the Bryant Park shop kiosk.
- 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
- Enforce park rules
- 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 in retail sales at the Bryant Park Shop, including cash and credit card transactions, set up and break down merchandise display, customer service and visitor information
- Opportunity to work at Bryant Park Games Areas, providing information and monitoring activities
- 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 allows
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Four-year college degree, completed or in progress, is preferred
- Flexibility to work non-traditional/irregular hours – many events take place in evenings and on weekends
- 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 (5+ hours)
- Experience in event staffing, retail and/or customer service preferred
- Interest in event planning, production, recreation, and/or public space management a plus
Interested candidates must email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Public Programming Assistant" and your name in the subject line, and attach your resume and a brief cover letter. A brief cover letter is required to be considered for this position.
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.
Bryant Park Corporation / 34th Street Partnership
5 Bryant Park
New York, NY 10018
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $17.00 per hour
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- 4 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
The 34th Street Partnership seeks New York City-based music bands to join our roster of 'Ensembles in Residence' for our 2023 Midtown Music program.
Building on the success of the 2022 program which brought over 300 performances to Midtown, we are seeking to activate public spaces throughout the 34th Street district with daily live music. Midtown Music aims to welcome people from all over the city, and the world, with several hundred live performances a year presented by multiple resident ensembles. We are looking for bands who represent New York City and are interested in a long-term partnership to be Ambassadors for one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world!
We are seeking House Bands for 'day-of-the-week' residencies - each ensemble will be given a regular weekly slot, playing two same-day shows which rotate throughout various outdoor stages within the 34th Street district, including Greeley Plaza, and Herald Square – outside the iconic original Macy’s! New this year - Ensembles will also be invited to participate in the 'Midtown Music at Bryant Park' series.
For more information, and to apply, please fill out the questionnaire here (phone calls, emails and office visits will not be accepted)
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.
- 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.
Qualified candidates should e-mail email@example.com 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)