Food and Beverage Assistant

New York, United States · Finance


Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.

Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.

The High Line’s food and beverage (F&B) program was established in 2011 in response to neighbors and visitors regularly requesting food and beverage during their visits. Since then, Friends of the High Line has strived to create an F&B program that is high quality, interesting, sustainable and fairly priced. This program is a vital public amenity that enhances the High Line experience in a positive and significant way for over 7 million annual visitors. Vendor partners are managed in accordance with a concession agreement between Friends of the High Line and the New York City Parks Department and are subject to the Parks Department approval. The program includes the High Line Restaurant Santina, concession sales at several vending locations along the High Line, as well as the Coach Passage (opening in late April 2019).

Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, the Food & Beverage Assistant will play a key role in the day-to-day management of food partners operating on the High Line during the concessions season (April through October). This role requires daily work outdoors, as this role is the primary point person for the High Line’s vendors. Additionally, during the concessions season the Assistant will be required to work one of their five work days on the weekend. In the off-season, the Assistant will assist the Manager in recruiting vendors for the following season, transitioning new vendors prior to opening, and managing off season-projects and programs.



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