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Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. While the full-time staff remains small, there are occasional vacancies. Internship opportunities for college or graduate school students are available.

When positions become available, they will be advertised below, in addition to other places. Persons sending unsolicited resumes and cover letters may send them to jobs@bbpnyc.org or by mail. Once your resume is received, a member of our staff will contact you should there be a position available that matches your credentials with our staffing needs.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), a not for profit corporation, is responsible for the design, construction and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85 acre, 1.3 mile, world-class park that stretches along the Brooklyn waterfront from Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street, north of the Manhattan Bridge. Adding much-needed open space for Brooklyn and New York City residents, Brooklyn Bridge Park contributes to the extraordinary revitalization of the waterfront in the New York Harbor, serving as a bridge from the commercial uses of previous centuries to the recreational uses of the future. Construction of the park is ongoing, and BBP operates areas of the park as they open to the public, while continuing to construct the remaining portions of the park design. www.brooklynbridgepark.org


Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships is the primary point of contact for all external constituencies, managing relationships with press, elected officials, community members, programming partners and allied organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute a proactive press strategy that highlights the overall progress of the park as well as events, horticulture, design, and sustainability measures.
  • Write and distribute press releases, pitch stories and formulate responses on deadline working with Park staff.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Mayor’s Press Office and City Legislative Affairs to maximize impact of public relations efforts and coordinate ongoing relationships with elected officials.
  • Maintain an active, visually compelling and informative website that provides up-to-the- minute content about the Park and highlights timely information and upcoming events.
  • Plan, manage and implement an aggressive social media campaign to build awareness of the Park, events and capital improvements.
  • Identify and pursue new partnerships with allied not-for-profit and other organizations to augment the reach of the Park, its programming offerings and increase its audience.
  • Manage on-going collaborations with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to ensure coordinated outreach campaigns and maximize efficiencies in promotion and marketing.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with local elected officials and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Manage the Park’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) in partnership with the CAC co-chairs to devise meeting agendas, presentations and follow-up to ensure a full, representative and active community advisory presence.

Qualifications:

Candidate should have 5-7 years of experience in a comparable position, with a proven track record of effective relationships with the press, government officials and community advocates. Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with city government is essential. Interest and proficiency in urban planning, landscape architecture, park management and sustainability concepts are a plus.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org. Cover letter must include salary expectations. US Citizen or Green card (no sponsoring). NYC residency required. Please state VP Strategic Partnerships in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of BBP’s Human Resources function. BBP currently employs approximately 50 full-time, year-round staff, as well as seasonal employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting, Onboarding and Exiting: Manage the hiring process, including advertising positions, reviewing resumes, coordinating interviews, conducting reference and background checks, and drafting offer letters. Onboard new employees and create employee file. Managing employee separation process, including conducting exit interviews, overseeing transition of benefits, and preparing employee separation notices.
  • Benefits: Administer employee benefits programs including life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, Workers Compensation and EAP.
  • General Administration: Maintain up-to-date personnel information and files, provide references for former employees, develop letters for employees requiring proof of employment. Update internal policies and procedures. Updating internal policies and procedures.
  • Performance Management: Oversee the annual employee review process, including training management, review of completed performance evaluations, attending employee evaluation meetings, if needed.
  • Employee Relations: Point person for all employee relations issues: Counseling members of the staff, as requested. Oversee the employee disciplinary process, including reviewing write-ups, attending disciplinary and termination meetings, address issues and identify those to be escalated, monitor and implement applicable Federal and State requirements.
  • Special Projects: Includes benchmarking, training analysis and recommendations, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic background in Human Resources studies from an accredited institution, PHR/SPHR preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience, demonstrating increasing responsibilities in a corporate, not-for-profit or government organization
  • Comfortable working in a small organization, including performing a wide variety of functions on an as-needed basis
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with an ability to clearly and effectively present information to all levels of staff
  • Proficient in ADP Workforce Now, Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal employment law and regulations
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, multi-task, set priorities and meet required deadlines

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org. Cover letter must include salary history and expectations. US Citizen or Green card (no sponsoring). New York City residency required within 180 days of hire. Please state Human Resources Manager in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Custodian

Working collaboratively with other team members, the custodian is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of Brooklyn Bridge Park commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Act in a general custodial capacity throughout the park including emptying trash/recycling cans, picking up any errant trash, maintaining the cleanliness of restrooms and surfaces; work with the M&O team to perform all snow removal, etc.
  • Provide support to other members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park operations staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening
  • Report graffiti and any damaged or broken park features to supervisor
  • Report any rule enforcement needs to the Park Enforcement Police (PEP) and park supervision
  • Provide support with the set-up and breakdown of public programs and events
  • Provide positive customer service to park visitors including answering questions and conveying park information
  • Perform other duties as required in the scope of the job and as designated by Operations Management

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance and/or park setting
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to the details
  • Strong communication skills and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team and outside in a park-setting
  • Valid NYS Driver License

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Staff members holding this position should expect to be available for work Monday – Sunday, 6AM – 1AM and during other periods as assigned by Operations Management. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, direct supervisor, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@bbpnyc.org and state Custodian in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Gardener

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Meadow Gardener is responsible for daily horticultural management of of Brooklyn Bridge Park, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Caring for thousands of newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses
  • Planting and transplanting herbaceous plants and small trees
  • Understory tree and shrub pruning and maintenance
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Mowing and string trimming
  • Maintenance of all essential equipment
  • Weeding, brush clearing, and mulching
  • Debris and trash removal
  • Provide help with seasonal tasks, including snow removal
  • Composting and compost facility maintenance
  • Overseeing the daily tasks of the Seasonal Gardeners
  • Research, data collection, and horticultural database maintenance
  • Interacting with park patrons in a professional manner as a representative of BBP
  • Leading volunteer groups and training long-term Zone Volunteers
  • Conducting educational workshops and tours for the public
  • Provide support to other members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Operations Staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening
  • Perform other duties as required in the scope of the job and as designated by Operations Management

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with meadow establishment and maintenance
  • Experience with various landscape maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of plant material, including turf
  • Knowledge of plant diseases and pests, as well as IPM strategies
  • Strong weed identification and management skills
  • Familiarity with irrigation systems
  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor (lift 40 lbs) on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance and/or park setting
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to the details
  • Strong communication skills and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team and outside in a park-setting
  • Valid NYS Driver License

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt position. Staff members holding this position should expect to be available for work one weekend day.

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and cover letters to rmcmackin@bbpnyc.org and state Gardener in the Subject line. BBP is an EEO employer.


Capital Intern (Summer 2017)

The Capital Intern at Brooklyn Bridge Park will assist the Capital Projects team on a variety of tasks related to the park’s construction and design. The intern will contribute to ongoing site planning and project management, including small construction projects, public outreach, communications regarding in-progress and upcoming construction projects, internal file-keeping, and plan organization.

Brooklyn Bridge Park seeks a graduate candidate in construction management, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design or related fields. We are seeking candidates who possess solid writing skills, research acumen, communications abilities, ability to read design plans, use graphic programs, and familiarity with construction project management. Candidates should be available to work up to 25 hours per week. This is a paid internship.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, work samples and availability to jobs@bbpnyc.org with the subject Capital Projects Internship. BBP is an EEO employer.

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