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Seasonal Positions

Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seasonal Positions

City Park Worker (PDF, 74 KB)
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.
City Seasonal Aide/Security Guard (PDF, 135 KB)
Job Qualifications for City Seasonal Aide/Security Guard • Must be at least 18 years of age • Must be a New York City Resident • Must pass a background check • Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and flexible shifts Preferred Skills/Qualifications • Valid New York State Driver License • High School Diploma and 60 college credits in Environmental or Criminal Justice • Military experience a plus • Related security experience If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parks Security Service and meet the above qualifications, please apply: City Employees: 1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities 2) Search for Job ID: 193537 Include your ERN on all correspondence. For all other applicants: 1) Go to 2) Search for Job ID: 193537 Positions start May-June and end Labor Day Weekend. Starting Salary: $11.62 hourly POST DATE: 05/15/2015 POST UNTIL: FILLED If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please call 212-360-2778.
Gardener I (PDF, 114 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in the planting and cultivating of trees, flowers and shrubs including tasks such as digging up, balling, burlapping, transplanting trees and shrubs, digging up and transplanting sod, potting flowers and plants as well as propagating plant life and pruning and spraying trees, shrubs and plants. • Assist in the maintenance and operations of greenhouses and nurseries. • Prepare soil and seed beds. Grade, sod, weed, mulch and mow lawns. Repair damaged planted areas, fertilizing and watering soil. • Assist in and perform tasks involved in the operation and care of hand and power gardening tools and equipment. Make necessary operating adjustments to same; report needs for repairs and replacements to supervisor. • Perform simple record keeping and prepare simple written reports. • Drive vehicles and operates other motorized equipment incidental to the performance of duties. • May supervise seasonal employees, as well as volunteers. • As directed, perform tasks in connection with cleaning grounds and painting fixtures and 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.
Stewardship Field Staff (PDF, 95 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Under general supervision, lead and participate in invasive removals, native vegetation plantings, erosion control, coastal/park clean-ups and other service projects throughout New York City. • Supervise employees and volunteers and instruct them in proper project techniques and the proper use and care of equipment and materials. • Manage and supervise volunteer events. • Maintain records and prepare written reports, including the regular entry of fieldwork into Access and Excel tracking forms, and sketching work areas in Arcview. • Coordinate on-site efforts with other work happening within the division, with local park managers, local community groups and other agencies.
Swim Instructors (PDF, 26 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.
Volunteer Program Coordinator (PDF, 82 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Track volunteer engagement, and track volunteer recruitment and engagement progress against stewardship program goals. • Manage volunteer database and prepare correspondence and reports as needed. • Develop incentives, recognition opportunities for volunteers, and facilitate access to volunteer resources. • Develop and enhance train the trainer options to provide wider variety of opportunities for volunteers. • Respond to and create opportunities for volunteer feedback around program offerings. • Assist in registration and leading volunteers at events as assigned

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