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The Times Square Alliance (formerly the Times Square Business Improvement District), founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon for entertainment, culture and urban life for almost a century. In addition to providing core services with 50 Public Safety Officers and 50 Sanitation associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses, co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square like New Year’s Eve and Solstice in Times Square and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.
We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with the Times Square Alliance. We encourage you to review our jobs postings and apply for a specific opening.
The Times Square Fellows Program provides exceptional students or recent graduates interested in public service with the opportunity to work within one of the country’s most respected and high-profile non-profits. Fellowships are paid and are full time for the summer. Times Square Fellows are assigned to a department to assist with and advance major projects or initiatives. In addition, a core part of the program is regular professional development programming, which includes lunches and talks with senior Alliance staff as well as community, civic and governmental leaders.
Fellows are eligible to work in various areas some of which can include Public Arts, Operations, Administration, Communications, Policy, Planning and Research, Public Space Management and Government Affairs. Applicants must specify their first and second fellowship preferences when completing their application. Below are descriptions of each fellowship.
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The Fellowship is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates (no earlier than May 2022) and pays $19/hr. Monthly transit reimbursement is also available. The application deadline is March 17, 2023 and interviews will take place between March 20–31, 2023.
*Fellowship can be partially remote depending on the Department and the needs of the role.
Policy Planning & Research Fellowship
The Times Square Alliance’s Policy, Planning and Research department has planned and executed some of the most prominent placemaking and capital development initiatives in New York City, including the reconstruction of Father Duffy Square and the Broadway pedestrian plazas. The team has also built one of the most comprehensive urban research and data analysis programs and uses research to develop and advocate for innovative urban economic development and management policies that are informed by evidence and challenge accepted norms and practices. The department has also been involved with an array of advocacy efforts that have resulted in innovative pedestrian and traffic improvements and newer and more appropriate regulation of the public realm. The Times Square Alliance is seeking a highly motivated Policy & Research Fellow interested in the growth and evolution of cities and urban and public policy to help us manage, evaluate and advocate for Times Square.
Stakeholder Services Fellowship
The Stakeholder Services Fellow will join our team to build and maintain strong relationships with the businesses, employees and residents of Times Square. We are seeking an engaging communicator who is excited to connect with our constituency through engaging outreach. The fellow will coordinate the data of our in-district accounts in Salesforce, create and evaluate reports for various communications and opportunities with our constituent groups. They will work with us on various projects to support the overall level of safety, cleanliness, success, and sense of pride among our neighborhood stakeholders and constituents. These projects may include a range of activity from supporting the grand opening of a new business; to updating stakeholders on outdoor dining guidelines, coordinating events, and connecting with businesses on district walks. Candidates must have strong communication skills, experience with Salesforce, an interest in DEI, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Events & Programming Fellowship (Events/Production)
The Alliance works to celebrate Times Square’s legacy as a cultural district and position Times Square as a place where people can come to find the surprising, engaging and unexpected. The Alliance aims to engage the broad and diverse visitors to Times Square through various programming initiatives, ranging from major events like the annual New Year’s Eve celebration to our open-air summer performance series, titled TSQ LIVE. Running from May through September, TSQ LIVE is a season of programming showcasing the incredible diversity of talent that our district and city have to offer across a spectrum of engaging art forms, including music, dance, DJ sets and more. The open-air series brings together artists, performers, and cultural partners to share their work in one of the world’s most iconic public stages, and in turn, New Yorkers and visitors alike have the chance to experience the rich landscape of arts and culture that make our city so special. The Programming Department seeks an individual to serve as the Events & Programming Fellow and work closely with our Director of Events & Programming, primarily focused on the TSQ LIVE event series. The Events & Programming Fellow will work on assignments ranging from research to pre-production as well as day to day logistics wrapping with a seasonal program recap inclusive of learnings and recommendations for future consideration. Important to note, that the Events & Programming Fellow will be asked to support the set-up, presentation, and break-down of outdoor events, primarily taking place Tuesdays through Fridays between 2pm and 7pm.
Digital Marketing Fellowship
The Digital Marketing Fellow will join our Communications department to help build and execute content on our social and digital marketing channels. We are seeking a creative storyteller who understands how to connect with social audiences through engaging copy, photo, and video content. The Digital Marketing Fellow will coordinate content across our social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok), drive engagement, and actualize their own ideas for campaigns and content. These projects could include capturing the experience of signature Times Square Alliance events like Solstice, Pride, and TSQ LIVE performances; interacting with Times Square business owners to promote the neighborhood's restaurants, shops, and theaters; interviewing talent or crew members of Broadway shows; or showcasing the unique plazas and public spaces that make up the Times Square district. The fellow will also learn how they can use data and analytics to create reports and evaluate campaigns. Candidates must have strong communication skills, experience with social media, an interest in video production, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
TSqArts Engagement Fellowship
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. It is arguably the world’s largest public platform for innovative contemporary performance and visual arts, with hundreds of thousands of people passing through it daily. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. The Arts Engagement Fellow will work closely with the Public Art team through multiple stages of program creation and implementation including: topical research, program design, live event planning, content creation, and/or program evaluation. A star candidate would have demonstrable interest or experience in contemporary art, arts/museum education, project management, major event coordination, or any type of guided learning in public space. Learn more about the Times Square Arts program.
The Operations Department works to “keep the engine of Times Square going” and is currently seeking a highly motivated, scrappy Operations Fellow. The Fellow would work closely with the Operations Department in assisting to improve quality of life issues, public safety and sanitation processes, and implementation of programming & event needs in the public space. In Times Square every day is different; therefore, being flexible and hands-on with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are extremely important. Possible projects may range from database management for recording and addressing conditions important to the district, to work force analysis, to assisting with projects related to the maintenance and operation of the department and Times Square district.
Executive Office Fellowship
The Executive Office Fellow will help advance the Alliance’s strategic priorities in the realm of constituent outreach including but not limited to its board of directors and government agency partners. Additionally, the fellow may help with data management and support event coordination related to our signature events. Applicants that are passionate about urban policy, public spaces, and communications are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong analytical and writing skills and some experience with research and customer relationship management platforms, with an ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Times Square Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.
"The Times Square Alliance Fellowship program provided me the unique opportunity to work on hyper-local issues in one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the world. As the External Affairs Fellow, I learned quickly that what happens in Times Square does not go unnoticed, for better or for worse. From headlines praising the square for its dynamic public programming to headlines denouncing it for its unruly costumed characters, Times Square is constantly in the spotlight. The level of exposure only reiterates the neighborhood’s importance to the City of New York. Although the job itself was fulfilling, nothing was more rewarding than working with staff that cared so deeply about the area’s history, ensuring the neighborhood’s future would continue to be in tune with its past."
"As part of the Operations team, I was able to immerse myself in public space operation, from creative activations and advertisements to helping maintain day-to-day functions of the busiest public space in the world. I managed event set up, communicated with local restaurant owners and businesses like UrbanSpace, designed public spaces, and was on the ground interacting with our Sanitation and Public Safety Officers - every day was truly something different, fostering an invigorating and addicting experiential learning environment. Some of my favorite memories are not just during these big events, but are the mundane moments with the Operations team, some of the kindest and most passionate people I’ve ever met."
"Out of all the internship experiences I had throughout college, my time spent at the Times Square Alliance as an Operations Fellow was by far the most fulfilling and enjoyable one of them all. Shortly after arriving, everyone in the division made me feel welcome, like I was an integral part of the team. I learned so much from my peers, and enjoyed the spontaneity and diversity within the day to day operations of the work. The Alliance gave me the professional tools to succeed in other internship experiences, later down the line. Shortly after graduating from college, I joined the Alliance full-time and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I feel very fortunate to work in a place which allows me to wake up every day excited about the day ahead."