Gardeners Corps Leader (Part-Time)

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Start Date: 2/15/2022  Compensation: $20-25/hr depending on experience

The Organization
Marine Park Alliance assists NYC Parks in its largest Brooklyn property with a mission to provide cultural, environmental, and volunteer programming for the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. We are a nonprofit organization focusing on three goals: stewardship of Marine Park, advocacy, and cultural programming to serve southern Brooklyn.

For more information about Marine Park Alliance, please visit our website at marineparkalliance.org.

Responsibilities/Duties

The Position
This part-time job opportunity is an on-site position managing tools and volunteers for Marine Park Alliance’s stewardship program, supporting the maintenance of native plant habitats. The Gardeners Corps Leader collects qualitative and quantitative feedback and data, documenting work accomplished by volunteers. Volunteer events are open to the general public, typically on weekends, and to trainees from Metro Hort during weekdays. The position convenes volunteers two mornings per week – one weekend day and one weekday (8-10 hours per week). The Gardeners Corps Leader is in charge of preparation, set up, and clean up, plus tool storage and maintenance.

Qualifications/Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, and supervise gardeners corps volunteers on tool use, safety, and landscaping projects
  • Manage tools and supplies for volunteer events
  • Collect data on volunteer achievements
  • Encourage, motivate, and thank volunteers
  • Coordinate with Marine Park Alliance associates, NYC Parks, and partner organizations

Requirements

  • Positive energy
  • Appreciation of Marine Park landscapes and their visitors
  • Solid experience with gardening tools, weeding and planting
  • Facility in teaching native plants identification
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Additional Information

To apply, email reachus@marineparkalliance.org with your resume/CV and a cover letter.

Contact Information

Marine Park Alliance
Contact Name: Margot Perron
Email: margot.perron@parks.nyc.gov