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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, the positions 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

Seasonal Gardener

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Seasonal Gardener is responsible for daily horticultural management of of Brooklyn Bridge Park, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards. All beds, trees, and lawns are managed organically, with an emphasis on ecology. This position reports to the Horticulture Supervisors and the Director of Horticulture.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Gardeners with the daily tasks of managing BBP’s planted areas
  • 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
  • Composting and compost facility maintenance
  • 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:

  • One or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related field
  • 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:
Send cover letter and resume to jobs@bbpnyc.org.
Please use Seasonal Gardener in the subject line of your email.


Integrated Pest Management Gardener

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Integrated Pest Management Gardener is responsible for pest and disease management of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s plants, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards. This position reports to the Horticulture Supervisors and the Director of Horticulture.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching, tracking, scouting and treating all park pests and diseases
  • Ordering and applying IPM material
  • Caring for thousands of newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses
  • Maintenance of all essential equipment
  • General gardening tasks
  • Debris and trash removal
  • Composting and compost facility maintenance
  • 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:

  • One or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related field
  • Knowledge of plant diseases and pests, as well as IPM strategies
  • Experience with various landscape maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of plant material, including turf
  • 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 parksetting
  • 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:
Send cover letter and resume to rmcmackin@bbpnyc.org.
Please use IPM Gardener in the subject line of your email.


Procurement Coordinator

The Procurement Coordinator, part of the Finance Department, standardizes effective procurement processes and tracks and maintains all procurement related documentation in accordance with company policy. This position requires the ability to identify improvement opportunities related to procurement and purchasing processes and procedures; vetting potential vendors; proposal evaluation and pricing analysis; and analyzing vendor terms and agreements.

Responsibilities:

  • Procure goods and services in accordance with company policy
  • Determine the most profitable suppliers and initiate business partnerships. Continually re-evaluate existing vendor relationships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services throughout the organization
  • Finalize details of orders and deliveries. Track utilization of specific services and reconcile invoices
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure the clarity of order specifications and expectations
  • Anticipate replacement of equipment and supplies through analysis of Cartegraph® OMS data
  • Perform risk management regarding supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Represent the Park in a professional manner and maintain positive working relationships with vendors

Qualifications:

  • Excellent working knowledge and experience with contract management and electronic spreadsheets/tracking
  • The ability to work with and organize detailed records, and perform duties with a high degree of accuracy
  • business experience sufficient to meet the demands of the position, including proficiency with a variety of software applications (Excel, Word, ABILA, Cartegraph ® ) and strong oral and written communication skills.

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 “Procurement Coordinator” in the Subject line. BBP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BBP offers excellent benefits and retirement/savings programs.

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