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Film and Special Events Coordinator

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Job Summary:
The Film and Special Events Coordinator is responsible for managing day-to-day Film and Special Events in Central Park. This includes managing all special events, filming and photography and establishing strong relationships with all user groups. In order to provide accurate and relevant information, it is necessary to work closely with 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 Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.

Job Description:

Reports to: Manager of Film and Special Events

Department: Operations

Status: Full Time, Non-exempt

Position Number: 3722

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm weekends, extended hours as needed


Summary of Essential Job Functions:

          Coordinates with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to oversee and manage film and photography requests for Central Park and to ensure adherence to all Park rules and regulations

          Coordinates day to day operations with City Agencies including but not limited to Park Enforcement Patrol, New York Police Department and the Department of Transportation

          Demonstrates knowledge of Central Park’s history and landmarks and shares this knowledge with Park patrons, contractors and vendors

          Provides accurate and pertinent information about Park rules and regulations with all Park users and permit holders

          Assists in the development of operational plans for managing Special Events including pre-event set-up, event day activities, overtime securing and supervising overtime staff, clean-up and post event analysis

          Communicates with ease and diplomacy across all staff levels and all 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 and time management 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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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