Special Events Manager

The Central Park Conservancy is looking for a dynamic and experienced event planner to play a key role on the Special Events Department team. He/she will be involved in all aspects of planning, developing, producing and executing Central Park Conservancy’s fundraising, community engagement, and cultivation events. The department’s primary fundraising events include Taste of Summer, the Winter Party and a Theater Benefit. Community engagement events include the Central Park Film Festival, Dana Holiday Lighting, and Great Jazz on the Great Hill. Cultivation events include Shakespeare in the Park and New York Philharmonic picnics as well as various membership events. This position reports to the Director of Special Events.

Reports to: Director of Special Events

Department: Special Events

Status: Full-Time, Non-exempt

Position Number: 3903


Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Essential Job Functions

Manage logistics for Central Park Conservancy events. Tasks include: site logistics, budget, list and data management, contract negotiation, vendor relations and onsite supervision.

Recruit for and manage Young Associates Committee for the Winter Party, steering them on fundraising and event logistics, and cultivating them throughout the year.

Minimum Requirements

Please note: For your application to be seriously considered please be sure to upload a current resume and cover letter.

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Central Park Conservancy 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