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Freshkills Park Program Coordinator (Community Coordinator)

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Freshkills Park, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation


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Published 18 days ago

Start Date

June 19, 2019

Application Deadline

June 7, 2019

Salary

$28.75 per hour


The New York City Parks Department is transforming what was once the world’s largest landfill into a sweeping 2,200 acre park in one of the most ambitious public works projects undertaken in the city’s history. Freshkills Park combines state-of-the-art ecological restoration techniques and research on urban ecology with extraordinary settings for recreation, public art, education and scientific research. The Freshkills Park Development team is seeking a motivated and energetic candidate to deliver the park’s seasonal calendar of activities & events. The Program Coordinator will help coordinate and lead hiking, kayaking, photography, birding, special events, and tours and, as an ambassador for the park, will share the City’s vision for the future at Freshkills Park. This position will also include assisting staff with digital communications and outreach initiatives. The Program Coordinator will be an outdoor enthusiast and have some event experience and be able to embrace challenges, take on new tasks, and work with diverse audiences to help visitors appreciate the beauty and potential of this new park.

The Program Coordinator will report to the office at 100 Gold Street and will conduct program activities at Freshkills Park which is located in Staten Island. The park’s season of programs runs through mid-November, and the role includes many weekend shifts. Please note that the role entails physically challenging work (hiking, kayaking, lifting supplies and equipment).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under supervision, perform responsible work in the planning, coordination and evaluation of recreational programming for Freshkills Park.
  • Organize, schedule, publicize, and lead public programs for the general public including: hiking, kayaking, photography, birding, and group/public tours.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting public/special events at Freshkills Park including races, sporting events, arts events, and festivals.
  • Distribute promotional and educational materials about the park and upcoming events.
  • Create promotional and educational materials about the park and upcoming events.
  • Assist in development of material for blog posts/social media and other communications.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
  2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above.
  3. New York City residency required within 90 days of employment.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical science, urban planning, or environmental studies or related
  • Proven outdoor leadership experience; physical ability to hike, kayak in challenging conditions.
  • Public event management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus
  • Ability to work a schedule including many evenings and weekends.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license.

The New York City Parks Department is transforming what was once the world’s largest landfill into a sweeping 2,200 acre park in one of the most ambitious public works projects undertaken in the city’s history. Freshkills Park combines…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language skills a plus

Spanish language skills a plus

How To Apply

To apply, please submit resume & cover letter via email to: info@freshkillspark.org

To apply, please submit resume & cover letter via email to: info@freshkillspark.org

Location

100 Gold Street, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10038
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