Who We Are
Little Island is a beautiful, welcoming, and unique public park and public art space located in Hudson River Park at 13th/14th St. With its one-of-a-kind design and dynamic offerings and experiences, Little Island invites all New Yorkers to experience a public space that is designed to ignite imagination, foster spontaneity and play, and support camaraderie and connection. Little Island relies on its dedicated staff to deliver this experience and cultivate a public space that is welcoming for all to enjoy.

Park Operations Associate

Little Island seeks two Park Operations Associates to join the team. The Park Operations Associates will support all aspects of the Park Operations department, which is responsible for park maintenance, custodial services, safety, access control, logistics, storage, and many capital facilities projects. A successful Park Operations Associate will be a strong systems-thinker who is committed to ensuring organization-wide systems related to the park are operating excellently and is excited to contribute to an evolving outdoor environment.

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Year-Round
  • Schedule Expectations: Weekdays, with the flexibility to work nights, holidays and weekends as required during the high season
  • Projected Start Date: ASAP
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions below make a Submittable account and submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at jobs@littleisland.org.

What You’ll Do

The two Park Operations Associates will share the following responsibilites:

  • Create, implement and maintain systems and processes for the Park Operations Team to improve efficiency and operational excellence. Identify and make updates to systems and processes in response to changing demands and priorities. Systems include work and training schedules, storage planning, and ordering and restocking processes.
  • Identify and execute special projects in partnership with the Maintenance Supervisor and Park Operations Manager. Develop project scopes and budgets, gather input, and communicate project impact and timeline with key stakeholders. Projects may include capital repairs, equipment selection, researching best practices or guidelines to inform policies, and design/build of custom park fixtures.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including selecting vendors, developing project scopes, negotiating costs and terms, negotiating and managing contracts, and overseeing contracted work.
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Park Operations and Horticulture departments, including ordering, reconciling credit card statements, processing invoices, scheduling meetings, planning trainings and outings, taking notes, and producing presentations and reports.
  • Provide direct administrative support for the Park Operations Manager, Head of Horticulture, and Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its operations as assigned

What You Bring

  • 3-5 years’ experience in an operations or administrative role
  • Passion for learning new things and tackling challenging problems head-on. You thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.
  • You can distill complex concepts and information to ensure information is simple and easy to understand for diverse stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic about efficiency, organization, and detail
  • A fast learner who is comfortable with computer-based systems: familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, scheduling software, or using a computerized work order system a plus
  • Experience managing complex and long-term projects.
  • Proven track record for creating and maintaining systems and processes that are scalable, dynamic, and efficient.
  • Availability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus
  • Ability to work in US
  • A genuine interest and investment to contribute to our culture of camaraderie and excellence by collaborating and problem-solving cross-departmentally onsite Little Island
  • Passion for engaging with visitors and guests of Little Island, ensuring they feel welcome and have the information they need in service to a memorable visitor experience

Benefits and Perks

  • 15 days vacation, 7 sick, 3 personal days
  • Health Benefits: Medical, dental & vision care
  • Contribution into a 401(k) retirement plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to free tickets at Little Island and local discounts at neighborhood businesses

Life at Little Island

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, rehearsal space, and storage for the park. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.
  • All park employees are expected to actively participate in our communal commitment to employee safety and health and all related employee policies. Based on guidance from global and local health authorities, Little Island has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all employees, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Potential employees will be given the opportunity to provide proof of vaccination or request a reasonable accommodation at the start of employment.
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.
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