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Seasonal Positions

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Seasonal Positions

Challenge Course Facilitator (PDF, 286 KB)
The Urban Park Rangers of the City of New York/Parks & Recreation seek athletic, outdoor recreation leaders and youth development outdoor educators to work as facilitators at an exciting challenge course facility in Queens. Facilitate high and low-ropes programs for a diverse community including youth, adults, and people with disabilities. Lead off-course programs focusing on team building, leadership, and group dynamics. Perform routine assembly, inspection and maintenance of challenge course. PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or two years of experience in adventure education area related to the duties described above. • Experience using ropes, harnesses, belay systems and carabiners. • Comfortable working at heights • Experience coordinating and leading curricula-based youth and adult programs. • B.A. preferred. • Driver’s License preferred. • Ability to work weekends as needed
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.
Fitness Instructor (PDF, 7 KB) New
New York City/Parks & Recreation is looking for dynamic, part-time fitness instructors to develop and lead adult group fitness classes. Class formats could include, but are not limited to: Zumba, Cardio Dance, Low Impact Aerobics, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Body Conditioning, Yoga, Aquatics, and Pilates. Classes will be led at site across the City, including facilities operated by City agencies other than NYC Parks. Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 1. Degree in Sports, Physical Education, Exercise Science or Certification by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). 2. First aid and CPR certifications. 3. Experience leading a fitness program, with experience teaching all age groups
Jr. Summer Camp Counselor (PDF, 63 KB) New
• Assist with organizing and implementing program activities such as group team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Work with Senior Counselor to assist with upholding camp rules and preventing disturbances within the recreational areas. • Document and report attendance, incidents and injuries. Keep accurate records. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Inspect play areas and report evidence of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director and remove children from such areas. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment before allowing children to resume activities. • Manage, distribute and collect athletic equipment and play materials. Keep accurate inventory.
Lifeguard
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.
Playground Associate - Bronx, NY (PDF, 68 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Playground Associate - Brooklyn, NY (PDF, 68 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Playground Associate - Manhattan, NY (PDF, 68 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Playground Associate - Queens (PDF, 68 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Playground Associate - Staten Island NY (PDF, 68 KB)
Major Responsibilities: • Organize group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Distribute, collect and perform minor repair and adjustments to athletic equipment and play materials. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of playground by removing broken glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and reports evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Cordon off or remove hazardous equipment. Write work orders for repairs. • Organize the community by attending meetings and assemble volunteers to assist in recreational programming, including teen programs, holiday events and upkeep of the playground and facilities. • Uphold discipline and prevent disturbances within the recreational area. • Accurately record and track memberships, enrollments, attendance and facility permits for membership office. • Coordinate mailing lists, fliers and correspondence for the special events division. • Maintain accurate records.
Summer Camp Counselor (PDF, 189 KB) New
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Work closely with Camp Director and supporting staff to remain organized, follow daily schedules, report to trips and activities on time and ensure that parents are well informed. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by campers by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director 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.
Summer Camp Counselor (PDF, 63 KB) New
• Organize and implement group or team games, tournaments, multi-game events and other formal competitive activities. • Document and report accurate records of attendance, incidents and injuries. • Work closely with Camp Director and supporting staff to remain organized, follow daily schedules, report to trips and activities on time and ensure that parents are well informed. • Maintain the health and safety of children under your supervision. • Ensure proper health and safety standards of areas utilized by campers by removing broken, glass, litter or other hazardous materials. • Inspect play areas and report evidences of unsafe or hazardous conditions to Camp Director 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.
Summer Sports Experience Playground Associates (PDF, 71 KB) New
• 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.
Summer Sports Experience Playground Associates (PDF, 71 KB) New
• 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.
Trails Project Manager (PDF, 81 KB)
• Coordinate, schedule and run meetings with land managers to discuss and formalize trail networks within individual parks. • Coordinate with outside groups such as the NY-NJ Trail Conference to solicit expertise and assistance in trail-blazing and other associated trail work. Establish strong relationships with these groups and assist with the setup and management of coordinated volunteer events. • Manage GIS datasets to maintain the currency and accuracy of trail information. Track decision making and completed work for individual trail segments. • Facilitate the creation of requested trail maps. • Assist with the coordinated release of regular data updates to other Parks divisions. • Supervise staff hired to support planning and mapping efforts. Coordinate schedules and work tasks for seasonal trail staff in various parks and ensure that schedules and progress updates are provided regularly to relevant land managers. • Work with colleagues to scope trail projects to be performed by contractors and coordinate with contract supervisor during projects. • Collaborate with stewardship team, marketing and press offices to elevate the profile of individual trail projects and to expand community engagement.
Wildlife Area Crew Leader (PDF, 200 KB)
POSITION DESCRIPTION Under the supervision and direction of the Urban Park Rangers, the Wildlife Area Crew Leader will work at the Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area (RBESNA) to assist with the supervision of seasonal staff and interns, perform data entry, report writing, and other administrative tasks. Additional responsibilities may include monitoring and protecting endangered species, providing educational programs, and community outreach. The Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area is a section of beach approximately 1 mile long (20 city blocks) and about 1 block wide. The site is home to piping plovers, least and common terns, American oyster catchers, black skimmers, and killdeer, as well as other migratory birds that use the site as a safe haven. NYC Parks is mandated by federal (Endangered Species Act) and state law to provide protection for the piping plover, a New York State Endangered and Federally Threatened species. Under supervision, Wildlife Area Crew Leader may work weekends and holidays during the season and are responsible for administrative duties, writing reports, data gathering and entering, site construction and maintenance in addition to their monitoring and protecting duties.
Wildlife Monitor (PDF, 145 KB)
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS • A BA/BS or current student in the field of Biology, Conservation, Environmental Education, or other related field. • Experience with MS Office Suite and data collection and processing • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. • Wildlife monitoring experience. • Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time. • Public speaking skills • Ability to plan and lead public educational programs.

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