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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.
Mobile Unit Playground Associate (PDF, 168 KB)
Since 2009, the mobile movie van has provided free outdoor movies in underserved neighborhoods in all five Boroughs. The van is equipped with a state of the art $40K audio / video system, and 20'x11’ inflatable screen. Major Responsibilities: • Travel to and from garage to various Parks around the five boroughs • Assist with the set up and break down of movie screen and audio equipment • Work closely with Parks Managers to insure that movie showings are professionally implemented • Assist with light maintenance and insure that movie locations are safe and feasible • Maintain accurate records such as daily vehicle trip ticket, van inventory and program sign in sheets • Maintain mobile unit vehicle keep van neat and organized. Keep inventory of equipment and update citywide coordinator on repairs needed of vehicle and replacement of supplies.

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