Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre, 1.3-mile public space along the Brooklyn waterfront. Our mission is to connect people, nature, and the waterfront through inclusive, innovative, and sustainable management and design. Our vision is to contribute to a healthier, more livable city.
We believe that BBP is a park for all people. We take pride in our ability to provide the community with a beautiful, functional, clean, and safe green space. We strive to provide a work environment where employees feel supported and respected.
Our staff are professionals with expertise on everything from horticulture to community engagement to park operations and events. The work environment is welcoming, with a hardworking and diverse staff dedicated to building, beautifying, and maintaining the park.
We offer benefits like affordable healthcare, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement, and prioritize the importance of work-life balance.
About Our Staff
We strive to be inclusive and collaborative. At BBP, we recognize that doing our best work means working together. We have each other’s back – and are helpful, humble and open.
We are committed. At BBP, we approach our work with integrity, positivity, and pride. We are committed to the public, the park and each other.
We are problem-solvers. At BBP, we prioritize learning, evolving and building creative solutions to ensure the Park remains a leader in sustainable green space for generations to come.
We value people and the environment. At BBP, respect is important to us. We strive to trust each other, act with good intention and communicate with openness.
When positions become available, they will be posted below, in addition to other places. Please follow application instructions as noted in the job description.
You may send unsolicited resumes and cover letters to [email protected] Once your resume is received, and if there is a position available that matches your credentials with our staffing needs, a member of our staff will contact you.
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered BBP employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by BBP.
Seasonal Visitor Services Associate
- Visitor Center: Stationed in the Park’s Visitor Center, answering questions and providing information services to park visitors
- Ambassador: As a roving Park Ambassador throughout the Park, with established “stations” at different locations in the Park, greeting park-goers and answering questions
- Greet all visitors into the Park at the Visitor Center located in the BBP Boathouse
- Greet park-goers out in the Park as a “Park Ambassador” and answer questions, provide directions and requested information
- Share knowledge with visitors about general park information; park history and future construction projects; events/programming; openings and closures within the Park
- Be knowledgeable, clear, and friendly about park rules and BBP’s permit processes
- Conduct and record visitorship surveys and data to submit to the BBP Public Affairs team
- Other duties and special projects as directed
- Positive, enthusiastic and hard-working
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexible and adaptable
- Ability to communicate diplomatically and professionally
- Possesses a positive, solution-oriented and customer-focused attitude
- Strong organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills
- A can-do attitude and belief that no task is too big or too small
- Ability to work productively independently and as part of a team
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
- Proficiency in additional languages a plus
Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, motivated, friendly, and reliable. They have phenomenal interpersonal and communication skills, a strong passion for learning and sharing information, exemplifies a “no task is too small” attitude, and a sense of humor.
Working with the Public Affairs team, these positions will support BBP’s visitor services program through two types of roles:
This is a temporary position for the summer season (approx. 10-20 hours a week, mid-May to September) and requires work availability on weekend days.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
Pay rate is $18/hour. This is a part-time non-exempt position, and general hours of work are subject to change. Applicants must be available to work Saturdays and/or Sundays on a weekly basis. Additional hours, holidays, and some evening work may be requested. The position will start mid-May and end in the beginning of September. This job requires periods of standing and walking outdoors, in addition to occasional heavy lifting.
NYC residency is required. Employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the first day of employment with the exception of a medical or religious accommodation request.
TO APPLY: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO [email protected]