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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.
Fitness Instructor (PDF, 8 KB)
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 and Pilates. Classes will be led at sites across the City, including facilities operated by City agencies other than NYC Parks. Minimum Qualifications: 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and two years of satisfactory, full-time experience in recreation leadership; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. New York City residency required within 90 days of employment.
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.
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.

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