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Film and Special Events Coordinator

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Job Summary:
The Film and Special Events Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating film and special events in Central Park, as well as overseeing and participating in relevant operational duties. The Coordinator ensures compliance with Conservancy and Parks policies and practices by film and special event third parties. This position works closely with film and event production personnel and City agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Parks and Recreation, New York Police Department, Emergency Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Job Description:

Reports to: Manager of Film and Special Events

Department: Community Relations

Status: Full-time/Non-exempt

Position Number: 3662

Built between the years 1858 and 1873, Central Park is almost entirely man-made and considered to be a single work of art. Composed of natural elements – turf, woodlands, and water bodies, along with architectural elements, this 843-acre National Historic Landmark receives 42 million visits from over 9 million unique visitors each year. Founded in 1980, the mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public.


Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Supports the development and implementation of operational plans for managing and staging special events including pre-event set-up, event day activities, staff overtime, supervision of operations staff assisting with special events, clean-up and post-event analysis
  • Coordinates with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and production companies regarding film and photography requests for Central Park
  • Coordinates as needed with various City Agencies
  • Conducts site reviews with third parties for proposed film or event activities
  • Provides oversight of film and special event activities to ensure compliance with Conservancy and Parks policies, practices and rules.
  • Maintains calendars and film/event tracking
  • Communicates in writing inter-office and with third parties and City agencies
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Central Park’s history and landmarks and shares information with Park patrons, contractors and vendors
  • Provides accurate and pertinent information about Park rules and regulations to Park visitors and permit holders
  • Communicates with ease and diplomacy across all staff levels and Park patrons
  • Performs other duties as required


 Minimum Requirements:

  • College degree preferred, 1-3 years of experience in Park Operations and/or

       Special Event/Film industry

  • Must be able to work as an effective team member and provide support
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficient customer service and problem-solving skills
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Excellent organizational, planning, time management, and communication skills


 Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the Park, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to make critical decisions and manage emergency situations
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions year round
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed