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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 for 2024.
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The Fellowship is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates (no earlier than May 2023) and pays $20/hr. Monthly transit reimbursement is also available. The application deadline is Friday March 15, 2024 and interviews will take place between Monday March 18 – Friday March 29, 2024.
Events & Programming Fellowship (Event Planning/Production)
The Alliance actively works to make Times Square an exciting and desirable destination through our various accessible programming initiatives from the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration to our annual SOLSTICE Yoga event and our programming series, TSQ LIVE. TSQ LIVE features free concerts, DJ sets, Jazz Performances, dance workshops, and more, 4 days a week from the beginning of May through the end of September.
One key objective of the Alliance’s programming is to draw people to the neighborhood and its businesses throughout the year. The Events & Programming Department works to “choreograph the chaos” of Times Square and is seeking an individual to serve as the Events & Programming Fellow. This individual will work closely with both our Events & Programming Manager and Director of Events & Programming in the growth and execution of our third season of TSQ LIVE.
The E&P Fellow will focus heavily on the day-to-day logistics and day-of execution of all TSQ LIVE events, as well as our annual yoga festival, Solstice in Times Square. This active, hands-on role requires quick problem-solving skills, a self-starter mentality, and strong attention to detail. Other assignments include pre-production event preparation and research into untapped, diverse public offerings for future consideration.
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.
The Operations Department works to “keep the engine of Times Square going”. The Operations Department is currently seeking a highly motivated, scrappy Operations-Plaza Fellow to work closely with the Operations Department in assisting with plaza event planning, to improve quality of life issues, public safety, 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. The fellow will also become responsible for preparing the weekly Operations & Production schedule that is distributed to all Public Safety and Sanitation supervisors. This position is not only an office position – a lot of time will be spent outside in the elements surveying and addressing issues within the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas and around the district.
The Operations Department is currently seeking a highly-motivated Operations-Data Fellow with a passion for data analytics, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. The fellow will actively contribute to meaningful projects that will compile information on our neighborhood district and assist in improving operations processes. Possible projects may range from in field surveying of public assets, contributing to standard operating procedures, and collaborating with other departments on data collection. Candidates should have an interest in database management and maintenance, public space realm, and an enthusiasm for the Times Square Alliance’s mission.
Arts & Culture Research Fellowship
The mission of Times Square Arts is to collaborate with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. It is arguably the world’s largest public platform for innovative contemporary performance and visual arts, reaching hundreds of thousands of people who pass through the district daily. The Arts & Culture Research Fellow will support the public art program through archival research around the history of public art, artist interventions, and culture in Times Square, illuminating the district’s history as a place of creative expression and artistic experimentation. Applicants should have demonstrable interest or experience in contemporary art, arts/museum education, curatorial research, public art, and the politics of public space. More information can be found at TSQ.org/Arts.
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, images and video. The Digital Marketing Fellow will coordinate content across our social platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube), drive engagement, and actualize their own ideas for campaigns and content. These projects could include capturing the experience of load-in or tech for a Broadway show; interviewing historians and capturing the history of Times Square’s seedy past; or exploring the creation of the new Broadway pedestrian plazas. 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.
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."