Assistant Manager-Corona Plaza

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Start Date: 7/10/2022  Compensation: $22/hr

The Horticultural Society of New York is seeking an energetic and dedicated Assistant Manager to oversee maintenance and care of public space at Corona Plaza in Queens. This position is a full-time, year-round position where you work outdoors at Corona Plaza and with the public. The Assistant Manager will be the eyes and ears on the ground at a busy public space, work with local community partners and agencies, and support programming at the plaza.


Responsibilities Include 
Maintenance - Maintain open space cleanliness including: 

  • Changing garbage cans
  • Removing trash in planters and tree pits 
  • Sweeping 
  • Managing onsite furniture 
  • Plant care support 
  • Salt sites as requested Community Relationships 
  • Support communication with community and agency partners in the field as needed related to operations 
  • Support programming and market activity on Corona Plaza 
  • Work with local agencies on day-to-day plaza operation 
  • Attending monthly meetings with stakeholders Administrative 
  • Report maintenance, sanitation, horticulture, and other issues to management in a timely manner 
  • Track and report on open space conditions daily 
  • File and track 311s for Corona Plaza 
  • Support creating reports on plaza activity (during scheduled office hours) 
  • Uphold organizational standards by modeling professional, collaborative, and communicative behavior Other 
  • Horticulture support 
  • Assist with pre-approved event tasks during normal work hours


  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently 
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort interacting with the public, city officials, and local businesses/organizations 
  • Hands on experience providing maintenance, preferably outdoors 
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality 
  • A team player with a can-do attitude 
  • Leadership experience, either formal or informal 
  • Comfort navigating the subway, bus, streets, and other modes of transportation throughout NYC 
  • Comfort working outdoors in various weather conditions 
  • Ability to stand/walk for eight-hour shifts • Ability to lift 10+lbs 
  • All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date 

Additional Information

The Assistant Manager is eligible for all Full-Time Regular benefits as outlined in The Hort’s Personnel Manual. 
How to Apply To be considered please email a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and two references to with ‘Assistant Manager- Corona Plaza’ in the subject line. No phone calls. 

The Hort is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. It is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations are also available for these individuals during the hiring process. Please email should you require reasonable accommodation during the hiring process.

Contact Information

The Horticultural Society of New York