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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.


Horticulture Supervisor

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Horticulture Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily horticultural management of Brooklyn Bridge Park, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards. This position reports to the other Horticulture Supervisors and the Director of Horticulture.

Responsibilities:

  • With the Director of Horticulture, oversee and assign the daily tasks of gardening staff
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Two or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related field
  • Experience managing a team or leading a crew
  • 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 rmcmackin@bbpnyc.org.
Please use Hort Supervisor 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.


Operations Manager

Working collaboratively with staff experienced in public space management, landscape architecture, facility maintenance, sustainable turf management, and horticulture, the Operations Manager will be a key person in the Operations Team. Reporting to the VP & Director of Operations, the Operations Manager will be responsible for directing a diverse staff charged with maintaining Brooklyn Bridge Park to the highest standards.

Park Management Responsibilities:

  • Serve in a managerial capacity and direct a field-based staff of supervisors and custodians responsible for maintaining cleanliness and safety of the park;
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive system for carrying out daily tasks and projects that is line with the high standards and expectations of the organization;
  • Research and convey best practices around the topics of environmental health and safety, sustainability, and public space management;
  • Oversee Brooklyn Bridge Park’s relationship with outside contractors including supplemental custodial maintenance, refuse hauling, and pest control;
  • Manage the inventory of equipment and consumable supplies used by the Operations team.
  • Regularly source new products and equipment;
  • Serve in an after-hours, on-call capacity.

Staff Management Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive atmosphere and ethos that encourages staff to complete assigned responsibilities efficiently, effectively, and with a focused attention to detail;
  • Develop and implement a framework that provides for a positive visitor experience including staff interactions with the public and conflict mitigation;
  • Manage staff schedules and document day-to-day human resources issues;
  • Supervise and motivate people from diverse backgrounds and educational levels;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Significant past experience in a management role supervising a field-based facilities staff;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in the evolving field of public space management;
  • Knowledge of supervisory best practices;
  • Detail-oriented, hardworking, energetic and self-motivated;
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team in a park-setting.

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 “Operations Manager” in the Subject line. Brooklyn Bridge Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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