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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns which are in the process of spring reseeding. While the grass is establishing now, visitors should expect the majority of lawns to be ready for use in late May.  Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 5 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

Associate Park Manager

Associate Park Manager

Madison Square Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, nurture and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration. The Conservancy is committed to engaging the community through its beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.

Reporting to the Operations Manager and Park Manager, the Associate Park Manager will work in coordination with other Associate Park Managers to lead the day-to-day operations crew responsible for the maintenance, sanitation, and field work of Madison Square Park. Associate Park Managers will be expected to participate in other Conservancy activities as needed and to work in cooperation with all team members.

Organizational Structure

  • Associate Park Managers report directly to the Park Manager & Operations Managers
  • Direct reports to this position: Park Crew Members

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administration:
    • Monitor for, address, and report park safety hazards, vandalism, etc.
    • Maintain daily park records, including documentation, inventories, inspection forms, etc.
    • Respond to emails, slack messages,  phone calls, and requests in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Leadership:
    • Train and mentor staff on operational best practices and Conservancy standards regarding professional development, maintenance, sanitation, machinery, inspection, reporting, etc.
    • Find and suggest improvements, as necessary, to meet the Conservancy’s world-class operational standards
    • Clarifying communications between Park Management and Operations Park Members
    • Liaise with junior staff members, acting as main field contact during shift
    • Communicate with external  patrons and internal  team members and constitutes as a Park Ambassador
  • Park Operations:
    • Maintain the highest standards of the park and personal safety alongside Park Crew Members
    • Ensure that the Park, Dog Run, and Worth Square are presented, maintained, and operated at the highest standards of cleanliness and good repair
    • Completing and overseeing infrastructure maintenance and repairs, including but not limited to: painting, power washing, concrete and masonry repair, equipment repair and maintenance, and water feature maintenance.
    • Operate, troubleshoot, and provide preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment
    • Adhere to safe storage solutions
  • Program Operations:
    • Set up and break down park programming, events, and volunteer activities
    • Participate in special projects


  • Three years of Management experience or equivalent based upon experience   
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects and to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of technology, including google suite, slack, and zoom
  • Comfortable reporting questions and concerns, as necessary, to Management
  • Individual to serve as Madison Square Park ambassadors
  • Ability to delegate tasks and inspire others to perform at their best
  • Highly detail-oriented, field problem solvers who can adapt to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Ability to perform physically strenuous work in various weather conditions alone and in a team environment
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Valid Driver’s license

Compensation and Schedule

Salary range is $47,000 – $48,000 based on experience.

Benefits include:  Paid Employee Health plan, Dental & Vision Plan, Vacation/Sick Days, Personal days, Floating Holidays, 401K Plan after a year, Commuter Benefits, Professional Development, Branded Uniforms

40 Hours a week

  • Tuesday–Saturday, 6:00am–2:30pm

Application instructions

To apply, please submit via email attachment a cover letter and resume including names and complete contact information for three references to

Please be aware that Madison Square Park Conservancy has required Covid 19 vaccination for all employees. The organization will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Madison Square Park Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws.

The Conservancy prohibits discrimination against applicants for employment because of the individual’s race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record or any other characteristic protected by law.  


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