Position Title: Program and Merchandise Assistant
Reports To: Finance Manager and Program Manager
Status: Part-time seasonal. Work days include Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and one additional weekday up to 30 hours per week, April - November.
Compensation: Competitive based on experience
Position Summary: The Program and Merchandise Assistant will support both the Finance Manager and the Program Manager. S/he will help manage retail operations at Walkway volunteer structures (pavilions) on both the Poughkeepsie and Highland sides of the bridge as well as the Upper Landing Park waterfront elevator entrance. The person in this role will be responsible for ensuring full volunteer coverage at Walkway pavilions on a weekly basis and making sure merchandise inventory procedures and controls are followed. This person will also have direct contact with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
"If you ever wanted to volunteer at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, here's your chance.
Training sessions will be held for those who want to be Walkway "ambassadors," the volunteers who serve as tour guides and greeters, and share information with visitors, Walkway officials said via press release."
"ALBANY - Attendance at the Walkway over the Hudson soared in 2016, with a 22 percent boost in visitors last year.
Similarly, attendance at New York parks grew 6 percent last year and has soared 21 percent over the last six years, state records showed."
Walkway Over the Hudson is looking to provide its nearly 500,000 annual visitors with an array of healthy and locally-sourced food choices in 2017
The Walkway organization is offering potential vendors seasonal and special event opportunities. Food vendors contracting for seasonal commitments at the park will be given priority during special events. The following types of food vendors will be considered:
- Small Mobile Food Carts for various locations on the Walkway.
- Food trucks to be located on the East (Poughkeepsie) approach to the Walkway. These units cannot exceed the maximum size of 8’x30’.
- Locations and fees will be determined by the size of the food vending unit.
Applicants must be experienced food vendors who have prior experience operating in an outdoor setting with limited water, electric, and facilities. Staffing plans, days and hours of operation and proposed inventory items with prices are required. All vendors must possess current valid permits with the appropriate county health departments.
All interested parties please email: JRomeo@walkway.org for additional information.
"Local runners: You spoke, loudly and clearly, and the Walkway Over the Hudson listened.
The Walkway Marathon event, held in conjunction and partnership with Dutchess County government, has made changes to the running courses of all three races—the full marathon, the half marathon and the 5-kilometer run. In all three races, the large, steep and arduous road hill that leads down to the riverfront along the Hudson at Marist College has been eliminated. In its place will be a scenic loop that will show off the Marist campus and will take runners gently through the beginning and ending stages of the races."
"KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the planned Empire State Trail will be a “significant boost” to the county’s tourism industry and the county’s own efforts to develop a “world-class rail trail” in Ulster County."
"ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to complete and connect two greenway trails crisscrossing the state from Manhattan to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo to create a 750-mile paved biking and hiking route that will be marketed as a national tourist destination.
“We want to build the largest multi-use trail in the nation,” said the Democratic governor at a state of the state speech Tuesday in Westchester County. Cuomo proposed spending $200 million over three years to pave 350 miles of gaps in the existing greenways and connect them to create what he calls the Empire State Trail."
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Participants (walkers, cyclists, runners) can meet at either the West (Highland) or East (Poughkeepsie) entrance gates to the Walkway at 2:00 pm. Choice of 1.25 or 2.5 miles walk, ride or run.Pre-registration is NOT necessary, but we would appreciate interested hikers to pre-register so we know approximately how many guests will attend. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to Walkway's Firework Celebration (July 4, 2017), family memberships, and Walkway apparel. The raffle will be held at the Center Overlook of the Walkway at 2:30 pm where both groups will meet. Hot chocolate will be served.
HIGHLAND >> The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation says that winter operations will begin at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Monday. Some of the important changes visitors should be aware are:
(Photo by Fred Schaeffer. Featured in the 2017 Runners World Calendar.)
Be one of the thousands of athletes to Conquer the Walkway this summer! We listened to your race feedback and we have great changes underway for 2017. Keep an eye on WalkwayMarathon.org as we announce all of the great updates as they unfold.
Walkway Marathon Fast Facts
- The Walkway Marathon races are primarily run on the nationally recognized Hudson Valley Trail Network, an 18 miles contiguous off-road, asphalt rail-trail.
- Verified by Athletes for a Fit Planet, the Walkway Marathon is the first GREEN Marathon in New York State, with over 78% of event waste recycled each year.
- Competitive and fun for registrants and spectators alike. Athletes from 6 countries and 32 states, including many who qualified for the 2016 and 2017 Boston Marathon.
Walk or run in the Walkway Marathon Full, Half, 5k or ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. These races are for EVERYONE! Register the whole family today at WalkwayMarathon.org and be a part of the party at the waterfront!
(Photo by Bob Kopac. 2016 Walkway Half Marathoner.)