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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."