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Seasonal Positions

Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seasonal Positions

Assistant Urban Park Ranger (PDF, 364 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 a Seasonal Assistant Urban Park 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. Seasonal Rangers work 40 hours per week, including weekends. Length of position: Approximately June 10 through August 24.
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, 150 KB)
• Reporting to the Outreach Coordinator 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 I - Washington Square Park (PDF, 77 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 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.
Swim Instructors (PDF, 8 KB)
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. 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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