Assistant Manager, Park Maintenance

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Compensation: $65K - $77,100 (Based on level of experience)

Reports to: Manager, Park Maintenance Department: Park Maintenance Status: Full time, Exempt

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.

The Position:
Working under the supervision of the Manager, the Assistant Manager of Park Maintenance is responsible for the supervision of the day-to-day operations of the cleaning and maintenance of the park and its facilities and assets. The Assistant Manager is expected to work across departments and with other staff in Park Operations to provide support to events and parkwide operations and to perform their primary tasks.  The Assistant Manager schedule is determined by the needs of the department, which operated 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days out of the year.
Salary range: $65K - $77,100 (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 follow 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


  • Minimum of 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance work in the field of construction, facilities or custodial management including a minimum of 6 years in the management and/or supervision of others; or
  • Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must possess the 6 years of management and supervision of others
  • Valid Drivers’ License that must be maintained for duration of employment
  • Possess a fundamental understanding and knowledge of park or campus operations or custodial/facility management using modern practices; experience in urban parks is desirable.

Abilities Required

  1. Ability to provide both oral and written communication that is easily understood and direct in its content
  2. Ability to engage in critical thinking skills that allow for prioritizing issues, coordinating multiple projects and problem solve
  3. Knowledge of computer equipment and Microsoft Office applications
  4. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays as needed
  5. Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform heavy physical labor daily in all weather conditions


  • Responsible for supervising staff and the organization of work and vehicle schedules to meet daily and weekly workloads and projects for cleaning and maintenance services in all areas of the park including pathways, hard surfaces, park perimeter, landscapes, and the servicing of waste stations
  • Responsible for managing and tracking waste management of the park including timely and consistent pickups of refuse and recycling and transport to appropriate locations.
  • Perform daily park inspections to document conditions, report unsatisfactory conditions, and assign maintenance tasks through a computer-based work order system and other forms of communication
  • Monitor staff engagement, productivity, compliance, and status of work assignments and take appropriate action based on findings
  • Provide technical assistance to forepersons and park maintainers engaged in daily maintenance and cleaning tasks
  • Provide consistent feedback to staff using established performance standards to support their professional development within the organization
  • Participate in and lead staff meetings and trainings to share information, review safety procedures, and unify the team
  • Collaborate with the manager in the hiring, performance reviews and discipline of staff and make recommendations for improvements
  • Perform the duties of manager when they are absent


  • Coordinate with other departments within CPC on all events, vendors, concessions, and general Park use
  • Collaborate with other Assistant Managers in Park Maintenance, Landscape Management, Volunteer Department, and other departments within Park Operations to achieve set work plan goals.
  • Report malfunctioning infrastructure, furnishings, safety hazards, quality of life issues through computer-based work order system
  • Interact with Park patrons in a professional manner and respond to staff needing support with interactions or emergencies
  • Be able identify and adapt to changing priorities

Program Management

  • Support Manager in the development and management of a park inspection program that meets and exceeds NYC Parks safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Perform and utilize inspections to plan and execute needed park maintenance projects and work plans
  • Use computer-based management systems for generating work orders, asset and vehicle management, purchasing, monitoring inventory and expenses, scheduling, and timekeeping
  • Maintain inventory and ensure proper care/storage of all tools, carts, equipment, and supplies to support the park maintenance functions
  • Use computer-based management systems for budget control, scheduling, timekeeping, and inspections.
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations including but not limited to storms and snow events
  • The Assistant Manager may be called upon to remove litter, clean facilities, remove snow and perform other related custodial tasks as needed and/or required

Contact Information

Central Park Conservancy
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