Part Time Temporary
Details: $13.00 per hour
334 Furman Street
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has worked for 30 years to ensure the creation, adequate funding, proper maintenance, public support and citizen enjoyment of Brooklyn Bridge Park through partnership with the public sector, development of programming, and active promotion of the needs of the park and its constituents. Since 2000, over 1.6 million visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s free, public programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
SUMMER PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
The Conservancy is seeking seasonal program associates to help support, execute, and track its arts and cultural, fitness and recreational, educational, and volunteer programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This position is instrumental in supporting the implementation of the Conservancy’s programs. The program associates will report to the Director of Programs and the Program Manager.
Ideal applicants will be energetic, adept at multitasking, willing to work flexible hours, passionate about great public programs, and ready to take on many and varied outdoor events and programs in the park. Having an interest or background in kayaking, comfort with being on the water, and/or fitness and recreation programming is welcome. They should genuinely enjoy being on the ground with program partners and participants, making sure things run smoothly and safely, and that everyone has a great time.
This is a temporary position, May-August, approximately 20-35 hours per week; schedule varies with required weekend shifts, $13.00/hour.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Supporting various outdoor public programs, including set up, break down, and on-site presence. Program offerings include, but are not limited to, music festivals, outdoor movies, dance and theater events, kayaking, fitness classes, and athletic leagues
- Assisting in facilitation of environmental education classes. Class topics include seining, aquatic ecology, geology, history of the Brooklyn Bridge, and botany
- Tracking visitor demographic information and program participant numbers through surveys and program attendance counts, and properly enter information into internal database
- Providing administrative support for staff, including drafting blog posts, taking pictures, tracking press coverage, and hanging signage throughout park
- Staffing park info stations, offering directions, historical background and general information to the public
- Remaining outside in the park for the majority of your shift, offering support to park users
- Interest in program management, event production, athletics, fitness, arts, kayaking/boating, or environmental education
- Self-starter with positive, can-do attitude and ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to perform outdoor physical labor (lift 40 lbs) in all weather conditions
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
- Ability to work quickly, independently, accurately, and consistently
- Experience in kayaking desired, but not required
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter, as a single PDF, to firstname.lastname@example.org and state “Program Associate_Your Name” in the subject line. Please specify in your cover letter if you have an interest or background in a particular program area: Arts & Culture, Kayaking, Education, Recreation/Fitness.
People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT people are always strongly encouraged to apply.