Seasonal Park Stewardship Assistant

Industry: Not-for-Profit – Environmental
Department: Operations
Reports to: Sherman Creek Park Manager or Landscape Manager
Posted date: January 29, 2024
Average Term for Position: 33 weeks starting April 2024
Schedule: Wednesday to Saturday or Sunday to Wednesday, 10-hour work shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Reporting Location: Sherman Creek Center, 3725 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10034
Classification: Non-exempt
Salary: $20.00/hr

NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management serves as a model for non-profit municipal engagement. Together with partners in city agencies, non-profit organizations, and local communities, NYRP demonstrates the social and environmental value of building ownership over open spaces.

The Seasonal Park Stewardship Assistant supports the general maintenance and horticulture of parkland in Northern Manhattan, including Sherman Creek Park, Highbridge Park, and the Harlem River Greenway. The Seasonal Park Stewardship Assistant works in a variety of landscapes including forest, wetlands, and gardens. The Seasonal Park Stewardship Assistant will join an experienced operations team that works toward a more equitable and sustainable urban landscape, through park maintenance, restoration, and public engagement. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, an interest in ecological management practices, comfort interacting with the public and enthusiasm for NYRP’s mission.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Garden maintenance
  • Litter removal
  • Plant installation
  • Clearing and edging paths
  • Invasive plant management
  • Cleaning and maintenance of park infrastructure, including restrooms
  • Interact with staff and the public in a courteous manner
  • Lead groups of volunteers
  • Demonstrate efficiencies in time management and project completion
  • Assist in executing greening projects throughout the city

Job Requirements

  • Experience or interest in one of the following fields: horticulture, groundskeeping, landscaping or ecological restoration
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 50-lbs
  • Must be a team-player, willing to collaborate on any and all tasks required for maintaining the highest standards of landscape management and operations.


Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] or standard mail to 254 W. 31st Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

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