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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.
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.
Gardener II (PDF, 78 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Under general supervision, plant, cultivate and care for trees, flowers, plants, shrubs and other flora. • Dig up balls, burlap and transplant trees and shrubs. • Prepare soil and seed beds. Grade, sod, weed, mulch and mow lawns. Repair damaged planted areas. As necessary, fertilize and water soil, prune and spray trees, shrubs and plants. • Operate and care for hand and power gardening tools and equipment and make necessary operating adjustments. • Supervise employees and instruct them in proper gardening techniques and the proper use and care of equipment and materials. • Maintain records and prepare written reports. • Interact with staff and the public in a courteous and professional manner. • May plan volunteer events and supervise 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.
Programming Associate (PDF, 71 KB)
Under the guidance and discretion of the Program Director, the Programming Associate will be responsible for the following: • Conduct community outreach by assembling volunteers to assist in the events • Greet and support artists, teachers and other vendors who are presenting programs in Riverside Park including equipment load-in Stage-manage all programs and events in Riverside or West Harlem Piers Park. • Manage reservations for events • Administer various sports and recreation equipment. Maintain an inventory of all Riverside Park program materials and equipment • Distribute flyers and posters throughout the community and in the Park • Maintain and manage database for mailings • Assist the Program Director with all clerical duties including data entry • Perform regular event paperwork filing and report creation • Interact with the public in a pleasant and supportive manner
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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