Seasonal Park Crew Member

(Paid Opportunities) Return to Paid Opportunities

Start Date: Late May 2023  Compensation: $19.00/hr.

NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management serves as a model for non-profit municipal engagement. Together with partners in city agencies, non-profit organizations, and local communities, NYRP demonstrates the social and environmental value of building ownership over open spaces.

The Seasonal Park Crew Member supports the general maintenance and horticulture of parkland in Northern Manhattan, including Sherman Creek Park, Highbridge Park, and the Harlem River Greenway. The Seasonal Park Crew Member works in a variety of landscapes including forests, wetlands, and gardens. 

The Seasonal Park Crew Member will join an experienced operations team that works toward a more equitable and sustainable urban landscape, through park maintenance, restoration, and public engagement. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, an interest in ecological management practices, comfort interacting with the public, and enthusiasm for NYRP’s mission.


  • Operation of landscaping equipment including mowers, blowers, and trimmers;
  • Garden maintenance;
  • Litter removal;
  • Plant installation;
  • Clearing and edging paths;
  • Invasive plant management;
  • Cleaning and maintenance of park infrastructure, including restrooms;
  • Interact with staff and the public in a courteous manner;
  • Lead groups of volunteers;
  • Demonstrate efficiencies in time management and project completion;
  • Assist in executing greening projects throughout the city.


  • Experience in landscaping, gardening, or groundskeeping;
  • COVID vaccination is required to be considered for the position;
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
    Ability to lift 50 lbs;
  • Must be a team-player, willing to collaborate on any and all tasks required for maintaining the highest standards of landscape management and operations.

Additional Information

Industry: Not-for-Profit – Environmental
Department: Operations
Reports to: Landscape Supervisor or Highbridge Park Crew Leader
Salary: $19.00/hr.
Start date: Late May 2023
End date: Late August 2023
Available Schedules: Wednesday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Sunday to Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reporting Location: Sherman Creek Center, 3725 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10034
Classification: Non-Exempt

Application: Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to or standard mail to 254 W. 31st Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001. NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Contact Information

New York Restoration Project