Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

185 Kneeland Street2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
www.rosekennedygreenway.org
info@rosekennedygreenway.org

Date Posted:
January 10, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Intern

Events and Programs Intern

Description:

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a paid summer position as an Events and Programs Intern. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, young organization and learn the key skills required for planning and executing events both large and small in a premier public space.


The primary role of the Events and Programs Intern is to assist the Programs Department in its daily operations. Responsibilities will include supporting experiential marketing events and event series, as well as monitoring the logistics and compliance of The Greenway Mobile Eats Food Truck Program, The Greenway Open Market, and other recurring events.


This is a full-time, non-permanent intern position from approximately mid-May to the end of August. There is a preference for the Events and Programs Intern position to continue event support during occasional nights and weekends through September 2019. The work schedule is typically Tuesday through Saturday and will include at least one evening shift (1pm - 9pm) a week, typically Thursdays.


Responsibilities
The Events and Programs Intern will assist in the organizing, execution, and monitoring of the Conservancy’s robust programming calendar. Millions of people visit The Greenway for dynamic events that include fitness classes, festivals, markets, food trucks, public art, and more! In 2018, The Greenway hosted over 450 events and programs, including the Boston Calling Block Parties at Dewey Square Park, NEMPAC Concert Series, Brazil on The Greenway, FIGMENT, Chinatown Main Streets Festival, Greenway Open Market, August Moon Festival, Free Fun Friday, Coolidge Movie Series, The Trillium Garden, and the Boston Local Food Festival.


The Events and Programs Intern will work in multiple areas and be expected to:

  • Work outdoors, handle physical tasks, and conduct work with professionalism and compassion for everyone encountered.

  • Contribute to effective relationships with third-party vendors, organizations, and Greenway personnel.

  • Provide key event staffing during Boston Calling Block Parties at Dewey Square Park, including:

    • Set-up and breakdown of the event, including installation of stake and rope lines.

    • Manage the Dewey Garden Room, a reserved area booked by local businesses, including confirming and checking in attendees and being available as needed.

    • Oversight of Crashline Productions to ensure adherence to agreed upon standard.

  • Assist with the management of Greenway programs, such as the Mobile Eats Food Truck Program and Open Market, ensuring partners adhere to the Park Use Guidelines, provide appropriate enforcement, assist with concerns, manage scheduling and layouts, and record issues in need of attention and report them to the Programs and Business Development Manager.

  • Provide on-site support for The Greenway and third-party events, particularly during weekend festivals and promotion/sampling programs, including set-up, support during the event, tear-down, and follow-up on event feedback.

  • Perform other assigned projects or duties as they relate to event execution and use of the parks such as:

    • Supporting the design of program or event management tools.

    • Supporting a project with a focus on data analysis.

    • Supporting partners by connecting via phone or email.

    • Managing vendor schedules and layouts, and assisting in office tasks and administrative duties as needed.


Qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications

  • Entry level position for a person 18 years or older. 21+ preferred as Boston Calling Block Parties are a 21+ event.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to routinely drive Conservancy van around downtown Boston.

  • Experience/interest in event planning, creative placemaking, community activation and/or the nonprofit sector a plus.

  • Demonstrated skill in:

    • Building and maintaining successful collaborations and partnerships;

    • Multi-tasking and attention to detail;

    • Written and oral communication;

    • Creative problem-solving and staying calm under pressure.

  • Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather, kneel or stand for periods of time, and be able to lift 50 pounds.

How To Apply:

Application Process

  • Please email the following to jobs@RoseKennedyGreenway.org with “Events and Programs Intern” in the subject line. Each file name should begin with applicant’s last name.

    • one-page cover letter including ideal number of weekly hours

    • resume

    • 3 references

  • Applicants are encouraged to send materials soon. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.


About The Greenway and the Conservancy:

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.


To learn more about The Greenway and the Conservancy, please visit ourwebsiteandblogand follow us onFacebookandTwitter.


The Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.


Apply by:
March 07, 2019
About this Organization:
The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.