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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.
Fitness Instructor (PDF, 89 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES 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. Instructors are expected to teach 4-6 classes per week, with opportunities for teaching at special events and subbing for other instructors.
Gardener I (PDF, 120 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.
Lab Manager and Research Assistant (PDF, 239 KB)
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Lab responsibilities: • Develop, implement and enforce protocols for the operation of the Urban Field Station lab such as laboratory safety protocols, overseeing scheduling for use of the lab space and equipment, and orienting/training visiting scientists and other lab users. • Ensure that lab is clean, organized, and all equipment is in working order. Maintain and test all safety and analytical equipment and have instruments and equipment calibrated by the appropriate vendors. • Coordinate purchasing of equipment and supplies for the lab, assist in managing field equipment and other supplies for the Urban Field Station. Administrative responsibilities: • Provide general administrative support for operation of the Urban Field Station, such as greeting and orienting guests and visiting scientists, receiving packages, providing program information and meeting with vendors, as needed. • Manage soil, water, plant tissue testing contract and facilitate communication between Parks and vendor. Research responsibilities: • Provide research assistance to Urban Field Station scientists such as literature searches, data collection and entry, and data quality assurance and quality control. • Responds to telephone and correspondence request for information about research programs. • Contribute to writing of reports and publications.
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 - Aquatics (PDF, 82 KB)
• Assists in organizing and preparing for swim meets and other aquatic program activities including clinics, trainings and special events. • Distributes and collects equipment such as noodles, kickboards, and other aquatic related program materials. • Organizes and assist in aquatic programming and upkeep of teaching materials, forms, etc. • Participates in Aquatic Recreation special events. • Completes basic administrative functions which include answering phone, responding to emails, drafting letters, processing paperwork, faxing documents, organizing employee databases, as well as collecting and analyzing data. • Provides customer service face to face, and by phone calls and emails.
Trees Count 2015! Data Collection Field Staff (PDF, 104 KB)
This is a six-month position, beginning in May 2016 and continuing through October 2016, 35-hour work week, typically 5 days per week. Fieldwork will take place in all five boroughs of New York City, predominately in Queens and Brooklyn. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of a Data Collection Supervisor, work in field teams of two. Field Staff will: • Collecting individual tree data, including tree location; biophysical data, such as species and size; and specific site conditions and observations. • Conducting quality assurance of previously collected data. • Train and lead interns, Parks staff, and/or volunteers in tree collection.

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