RFP: Sunnyside Shines Seeks Market Manager for Summer Popups

iApril 17, 2018

Sunnyside Shines seeks proposals for the position of Market Manager to coordinate a series of weekend summer popup markets in Bliss Plaza, located under the elevated 7 train at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. The purpose of the pop up market program is to activate Bliss Plaza, Sunnyside's most highly (foot)-trafficked location, while highlighting the variety of local merchants within the larger Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. Markets are targeted for the weekends of June 23-24, July 28-29, and August 25-26, 2018.

The Market Manager will apply for a 29-day concession permit through the New York City Department of Transportation and will ensure full compliance with all terms of the permit and plaza usage. The Market Manager is expected to be onsite during all six market days from 9 am-4 pm. The Market Manager will be assisted onsite by a member of the Sunnyside Shines' staff; Sunnyside Shines will also manage initial recruitment of participating merchants into the Market and will coordinate all outreach and publicity for the markets.

All proposals will be given consideration, with a preference for Managers who are familiar with the DOT's 29-Day Concessions Program and who are already in position of an IRS 147-C letter.  Completed proposals should address the Market Manager's past experience, familiarity with the Sunnyside community, and ability to proceed with the 29-Day Concession permitting process in a timely manner.  Proposals should be submitted by email to info@sunnysideshines.org by the deadline of 5 pm on April 27th, 2018; please include the subject header "Market Manager."