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Seasonal Positions

Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seasonal Positions

Fellowship and Conservation Corps Member
We seek motivated and energetic individuals to apply to the 2014-2015 NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program. Participants will gain valuable work experience that will help them to become the next generation of leaders dedicated to public service and to protecting and enhancing New York City's parks and natural resources. Each year, we select 30 applicants as Corps Members to the NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program. The program is a paid, 40-week public service commitment. The fellowship year starts on Monday, September 8, 2014 and ends Friday, June 12, 2015. Corps Members are paid $18.00 an hour and are provided health insurance while in the program. Corps Members are responsible for finding their own housing; NYC Parks does not pay for or subsidize any relocation or housing costs. Candidates who are not current City residents are required to establish City residency within 90 days from hire to meet the NYC residency requirement. Application deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014, by midnight EST.
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.
Summer Sports Experience Playground Associates (PDF, 70 KB)
• Applicant should have experience in coaching, and or playing multiple sports, and must feel comfortable teaching skills to youth participants. • Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Develop various curricula to meet facility needs, facilitate skill development among participants/staff and evaluate outcomes and objectives during and after program implementation. • Demonstrate good oral communication skills, be able to take and give direction, and create and facilitate lesson plans for event management. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by children by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions and remove children from such areas. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment before allowing children to resume activities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Applicants must be able to work both independently and in groups. • Applicants must be willing to travel via public transportation throughout New York City.
Swim Instructors (PDF, 8 KB)
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. Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 1. 3 years Recreation experience, including 1 year of aquatics experience or equivalent education and experience. 2. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. 3. American Red Cross CPR or equivalent certification.

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