Project Coordinator

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Title: Project Coordinator

Type of Position: Full-time, non-exempt

Reports to: Capital Projects Manager

Department: Maintenance and Capital

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a full-time position as Project Coordinator. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, young organization and help with placemaking efforts in a premier public space.

A primary role of the Project Coordinator is to oversee the care of the signature Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove. This role will also assist the Capital Projects Manager in the project management of the planning, design, and construction of improvement and repair projects on The Greenway.

Responsibilities

Carousel

  • Act as the point-person for all Carousel repairs and maintenance, minimizing disruptions to Carousel operations.
  • Schedule and oversee annual Carousel maintenance work, including railing/ticket booth staining, cleaning, paint touch-ups, hardware repairs, and light and sound checks. Ensure Carousel is ready for inspection and opening each March and is safely shut down each January.
  • Troubleshoot unforeseen Carousel maintenance issues including light and sound, mechanical and technology systems.
  • Work closely with the Carousel’s contracted Certified Maintenance Mechanic, our operating vendor (Block By Block), our Programs Department, and various involved contractors.
  • Work closely with the Capital Projects Manager on Carousel capital repair projects large and small as well as non-Carousel related work in capital planning, documentation and occasional work with field operations in maintaining, repairing, and installing assets throughout The Greenway.

Capital Projects & Planning

  • Assist with management of projects related to placemaking enhancements, capital repairs, and safety improvements. Examples might include new park furniture, street-pole banner program, lighting upgrades, or pedestrian bollards.
  • Manage ongoing outreach and communications with contractors, consultants and designers including phone calls, emails, and in-person site visits. Assist with the scheduling and execution of capital repair and maintenance projects.
  • Create project maps and layouts, manage budgets and timelines, track progress, write project summaries.
  • As requested, attend planning, community, and development meetings relevant to the Greenway District. Past examples include Wharf District Council, Dock Square IAG, Downtown Municipal Harbor Planning, and Greenway Ramp Parcel Study.

Skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Understanding of light and sound systems, systems controllers (such as Pharos), and mechanical and electrical systems aptitude is a plus.
  • Capable of reading and comprehending civil, architectural drawings, schematics and specifications, and/or experience with Adobe Creative Suite and CAD preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in:
    • Working productively and professionally with a wide range of people (e.g., contractors, vendors, public agencies);
    • Multitasking and attention to detail; o Creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather, to kneel or stand for periods of time, and to lift 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive Conservancy vehicles in downtown Boston preferred.

Logistics

  • Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, but flexibility is required to accommodate contracted work and emerging/unforeseen issues as well as seasonal demands inherent with operating a carousel in a public park.
  • Work will generally take place indoors, but the position will require some time in the parks.

Application process

  • Please email a one-page cover letter, a resume, and 3 references to jobs@rosekennedygreenway.org with the subject line “Project Coordinator application.” Each file name should include the applicant’s last name.
  • 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 our website and blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.