Reports to: Chief Communications & Engagement Officer

Department: Communications

Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Position: 6051

About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy

Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from urban life. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of its care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs roughly 325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million.

The Conservancy recently completed a seven-year plan, Central Park Conservancy, A Plan for the Stewardship of Central Park: 2020-2027, which focuses on the ongoing capital investment of the last four decade’s investment of more than $1 billion into Central Park.

Job Summary: 

Your role as a Communications Coordinator will support the Chief Communications and Engagement Officer and the Marketing and Communications Department with wide ranging exposure to all aspects of the department, which includes marketing, internal and external communications, social media, digital, video, graphic design, and content creation. We are the storytellers who bring the work of the Central Park Conservancy to life each day across channels, hoping to engage audiences to help them understand the important role the Park and the Conservancy play in the New York. The goal of our department is to raise the profile of the Conservancy to create a wider base of support for our work. Your work supporting the team will help us achieve that goal.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Chief Communications Officer on projects and executive activities, including coordination and management of tasks, calendar, telephone calls, and email correspondence; coordinate calendars across teams and oversees complex meeting scheduling.
  • Draft and proofread written collateral and presentations for the CCEO
  • Maintain organized and detailed weekly reports
  • Support communications, marketing, digital, and video and text content creation efforts, including asset gathering, research, copywriting, and editing (emails, blogs, social posts, etc.)
  • Curate elements for newsletters and reports
  • Assist with social media content creation and calendaring
  • Assist with marketing and press events, including planning, organizing schedules, content, and on-site support
  • Assist with tracking of incoming web and press inquiries
  • Help maintain content for internal databases
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Stay current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to social media, marketing, and communications
  • Assist with video production logistics and on-site support
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Exceptional written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Highly organized with the ability to juggle many tasks at once with a keen eye for prioritization.
  • Digital native, social media wiz, and quick study of new digital tools
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, productivity software, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Displays maturity and discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Experience newsletter, email, and website platforms
  • Passion and extensive knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities
  • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
  • Strong and trusted collaborator
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, dedicated, and organized
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot calmly and quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Passion for Central Park

Salary range: $53K to $60K (based on level of experience)

Note: This is an on-site position.


The Central Park Conservancy’s work is guided by the belief that Central Park, and all public parks, must be managed and actively protected as an inclusive and democratic space for all.

Working closely with our New York City partners, we will always strive towards creating and sustaining a sense of belonging for all visitors and advocating for equitable and accessible public use of the Park.

In service of this belief, we are committed to fostering a workforce and organizational culture that is as diverse as Central Park itself and the dynamic city it serves.

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, etc.). If an employee discovers a potentially 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. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.