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We're Hiring: KABOOM! Play Everywhere Project Manager

Friends of the Rail Park (FRP) seeks an enthusiastic Project Manager to support our KABOOM! Play Everywhere project. We are looking for a proactive, highly organized solution finder. Creativity is encouraged - you will play a key role in managing the project team, managing the community engagement process, and supporting the launch of temporary play installations on Phase I of The Rail Park. 

The Project Manager will be part of a passionate and creative team made up of FACTS charter school, TinyWPA, Friends of the Rail Park and others. They will ensure the project plan, engagement events, and team meetings run smoothly and effectively. Engagement and planning will take place across Summer 2024 and installation and launch will culminate in Fall 2024. This position reports to the Executive Director. 


Project Management

  • Schedule and lead team meetings
  • Ensure adherence to project and grant timelines
  • Communicate between project team members
  • Track progress on member tasks and responsibilities

Community Engagement and Event Planning

  • Lead community engagement strategy, including collaborating with project partners to identify goals and appropriate tools  as well as overseeing engagement activity schedule
  • Manage collection of community input by helping to create tools for collecting feedback, disseminating tools, and sorting responses
  • Lead planning and management of official project launch at the 2024 Block Party (September 7th)
  • Work with FRP staff and project partners to draft event communications, marketing, and materials
  • Work with FRP staff to secure required permits

Grant Management

  • Act as team representative for funder meetings and technical assistance requirements
  • Draft final grant report with support from project team


  • Project management experience required, with preference for those with experience managing community engagement process and/or project incorporating arts and creativity for engagement
  • Experience working with children and/or in educational settings preferred; must pass a background check
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn and be coached
  • Collaborative spirit with a strong sense of accountability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Ability to think and work independently with superior attention to detail
  • Comfort and confidence in a front-line role, excellent customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events and attend evening meetings
  • Mandarin or Spanish fluency preferred
  • 2+ years of experience preferred

Status:  Part-time, hybrid schedule. The successful candidate will need to devote 5-10 hours per week to this project with some in-person night and weekend events required.

Compensation:  $25/hr

Expected start date:  Flexible, early July


Send a single PDF labeled “YourLastName_YourFirstName” to that includes:

  • A cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the position
  • Your resume
  • Two references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of July 5th, 2024.  References will be contacted as the hiring process moves forward. 

No phone calls or emails, please.


Friends of the Rail Park is the 501c3 organization on a mission to build bold, transformative and inclusive public space that connects Philadelphia’s residents and visitors to the city and each other. For more information, please visit

Friends of the Rail Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and having a diverse staff is a fundamental principle, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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