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Seasonal Positions

Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seasonal Positions

Assistant Ranger (PDF, 162 KB) New
The New York City Urban Park Rangers seek naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts who want to spend their summer working with the public to build park stewardship and to act as ambassadors for New York City’s vast greenspace. As an Assistant Ranger, you will work outdoors in flagship parks in all five boroughs in the greatest city in the world. Under supervision, Assistant Rangers will provide nature and history-themed educational programs throughout the day. Assistant Rangers will spend part of their day patrolling frequented paths helping the public appreciate the natural and historical elements of our parklands, and providing general information and a uniformed presence. Assistant Rangers will be uniformed and trained to use a radio for communication, and to promptly respond to quality of life issues. 35 hours per week, including some nights and weekends
City Park Worker (PDF, 74 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in general maintenance work, including lawn mowing, edging, seeding, snow removal, cultivating, fertilizing, sod laying and hedge trimming, sweeping and raking of litter and emptying of receptacles. • Clean and maintain facilities including comfort stations. • Perform minor repair work including but not limited to plumbing, masonry, electrical, painting, carpentry, metal work and vehicle and equipment repair. • Drive vehicles and operate certain other motorized equipment. • Perform safety checks on facilities and equipment. • May move furniture, climb and perform other physical activities as required in the performance of assigned duties.
Freshkills Park Programming Associate (PDF, 109 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Reporting to the Manager for Outreach and Program Operations for Freshkills Park, perform responsible work in the planning, coordination and evaluation of education and recreational related programming for Freshkills Park. • Organize, schedule, publicize and lead tours, including hiking, kayaking, and school field trips, record participation. • Create topical lesson plans, and teach classes at the park or in classrooms across the city. Build positive relationships with teachers and seek new partnerships with public and private schools in all boroughs. • Assist in planning and organizing volunteer service projects at Freshkills Park, supervise volunteers. • Create promotional and educational materials about the park, upcoming events, park wildlife, and infrastructure. • Assist in managing special events at Freshkills Park including races, sporting events, arts events, and festivals. • Recruit volunteers, community groups and vendors for various events or activities and direct their efforts. • Ensure park facilities are in good order, update supplies and maintain equipment.
This is one of the best jobs in New York City and a guaranteed way to be in top physical condition while helping to keep millions of New Yorkers safe.
Swim Instructors (PDF, 77 KB) New
New York City/Parks & Recreation is looking for Swim Instructors (Recreation Specialists) to organize and instruct children in our Learn to Swim Program this summer and coach swim teams at pools and act as aquatic directors at camps in all 5 boroughs. Qualification Requirements: 1. Three years of participation in an art, craft or other recreational pursuit as a teacher, performer, coach, official, contestant or demonstrator, including at least one year of experience in that art, craft or recreational pursuit to be performed on the job, as described above; or 2. Major study in that art, craft or recreational pursuit to be performed on the job, as described below, acquired in a high school, college or other appropriate institution over at least a three year period; or 3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. However all candidates must have at least one year of experience or education in that art, craft or recreational pursuit to be performed on the job as described above.
Trees Count 2015! Data Collection Field Staff (PDF, 68 KB)
• Under the supervision of a Data Collection Supervisor, work in field teams of two. • Collecting individual tree data. • Conducting quality assurance of collected data – including use of a GPS unit or rolling wheel to collect location information. • Collecting biophysical data such as species and DBH. • Assessing specific site conditions and observations. • Fieldwork will take place in all five boroughs of New York City.
Trees Count 2015! Data Collection Principal Field Staff (PDF, 69 KB)
• Under general direction, oversee work done by seasonal interns in field teams of two in conducting the collection of individual tree data and quality assurance of all collected data – including use of a GPS unit or rolling wheel to collect location information, collection of biophysical data such as species and DBH, and assessment of specific site conditions and observations. • Coordinate fieldwork and assist in the data collection, management of field data, and quality assurance. • Assure data collection protocols are followed and documented correctly. • Coordinate field schedules, equipment use, and site logistics.

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