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Seasonal Positions

NYC Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City Park Worker (PDF, 75 KB)
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. A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York is required. There are certain medical and physical requirements. Preferred Skills/Qualifications: • Ability to drive to locations in all five boroughs. • Ability to work flexible hours, nights and weekends as needed. • Bilingual English/Spanish. • Commercial Driver License a plus.
Environmental Graphic Designer (PDF, 104 KB)
• Help execute a citywide upgrade of all park signage, including identifier, regulatory, wayfinding and historical signs • Design and layout signs within existing system, recommend improvements as needed • Conduct site visits and create detailed signage proposals and install plans • Project manage all incoming signage projects, working across different divisions to determine sign content, sizing, and placement • Liaise with internal divisions and external vendors to secure quotes and drawings, • and place orders • Manage the design of facility interiors (paint, murals, interior signage systems) • Own and maintain the agency's signage guidelines.
Gardener I (PDF, 121 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.
Junior Graphic Designer (PDF, 103 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Using NYC Parks’ brand guidelines, execute production-level design of print materials, merchandise, signage, and other collateral for various divisions of the agency; opportunity to conceptualize and execute new designs as needed. • Ensure consistency of all promotional materials. • Liaise with vendors and set up production-ready files. • Create original art and illustrations.
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.
Natural Resource Technician & Educator (PDF, 182 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Non-native invasive species management. • Identify and map plant communities in natural areas. • Re-construct, restore and maintain trail infrastructure. • Conduct trail assessment, inventory and planning. • Safely operate and maintain supplies, tools and equipment including machines and vehicles. • Identify sites and execute all facets of restoring natural areas. • Conduct wildlife assessment, wetland education and stewardship. • Utilize GPS equipment and GIS programs for ecological stewardship. • Work with volunteers, Parks and non-Parks staff on ecologic projects. • Help prepare reports, assess data, inventory items and record keeping. • Perform other work-related duties as advised. • Develop and implement education programs for pre-K up to college level students, and educators that include narration, hands-on inquiry-based lessons in STEM related fields to ensure an engaging experience. • Guide groups seeking an educational experience in Staten Island north shore parks and facilities. • Generate teacher lessons, student activities, and other print and digital resources to support Hudson River Estuary education • Develop metrics to measure the success of programs and resources. • Regularly communicate with educators and NYC DOE staff. • Coordinate and collaborate with consultants/contractors associated with education and stewardship programs.

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