Cross Country Trail Maintainer - Van Cortlandt Park

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Start Date: July 29, 2019  Compensation: $16/hr - 32 hours/week

Van Cortlandt Park & Van Cortlandt Park Alliance:

Van Cortlandt Park is New York City’s third largest park, 1,146 acres covering ridges and valleys of the Northwest Bronx, and home to the 100 year-old Cross Country Trail. Athletic fields, and playgrounds are scattered about the park’s edges, surrounding a verdant forest fed by Tibbetts Brook. Van Cortlandt Park serves approximately 2.5 million visitors annually and is the most important outdoor space for many working class, minority, and immigrant communities in the Bronx.

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, the merger of Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, is a public/private partnership with NYC Parks Our mission is to preserve, support and promote the recreational, ecological and historical value of Van Cortlandt Park.

The Position:

The Cross Country Trail Maintainer reports directly to a Crew Leader who is part of the Landscape Restoration Team in Van Cortlandt Park. Tasks include excavating, leveling trail substrates, retrenching and resetting
water bars, clearing swales, and correcting trip hazards. VCPA staff works under the direction of NYC Parks operations division.


  • Correct worn and eroded sections of the historic cross country running course and surrounding areas
  • General track and course maintenance including: raking, trash removal, fence repair and installation, pruning, weeding, and painting
  • Daily inspections of complete Cross Country Course for hazards
  • Train and supervise volunteers
  • Use courtesy with park visitors
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Previous experience with hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pick axe, crow bar, and hand saw
  • NYS Driver’s License
  • Able to work weekends

Additional Information

Hours and Wages:

32 hours/week; $16/hr. (Health benefits not included.)

Dates: July 29 - December 13, 2019.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:·
with “XC Trail Maintainer” in the subject line or

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462

For more information about the park and VCPA, please visit www.

Contact Information

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Contact Name: John-Paul Catusco
Phone: 718-430-1890
Website: Apply Online