Prospect Park Alliance

The Alliance employs a professional staff of horticulturalists, maintenance workers, arborists, ecologists, educators, volunteer coordinators, visitor services representatives and many others who ensure the day-to-day operation of Prospect Park. Our Leadership, Board of Directors and Community Committee work to foster the long-term stewardship of the park.

Prospect Park Alliance Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
Jul 30, 2018
Be part of the driving force that sustains Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park.  Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with City of New York and the community to restore, maintain and operate Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s flagship Park. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design, and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities. Recently, the Prospect Park Alliance completed Lakeside, the most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation. The 26-acre redesign of the southeast corner of the Park features the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, designed by the architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams in collaboration with the Alliance, which provides seasonal ice skating, water play and a café, as well as the restoration of the surrounding landscape. Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking an Arboriculture Supervisor to assist in managing over 15,000 landscape trees. Reporting to the Director of Landscape Management, the Arboriculture Supervisor leads the tree work of the Prospect Park Alliance in the park, focusing mainly on younger trees (<20 years old) planted as part of the donor tree program.  In addition to this, the Arboriculture Supervisor coordinates and facilitates all other tree work in the park and consults on all tree-related issues.  Responsibilities Supervise one (1) arboriculture staff Collaborate with development department and donors to implement donor tree planting program Maintain new trees, including planting, weeding, mulching, watering, fencing, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control Work with Brooklyn Forestry to address tree safety needs in Prospect Park Conduct tree inventories prior to capital projects and make condition assessments Exercise safe and proper techniques for tree removal, pruning, and preventive care on ground, in bucket truck and climbing with ropes Train and supervise others in safe and proper techniques for tree removal, pruning, and preventive care on ground, in bucket truck and climbing with ropes Train others in tree pest/disease identification and management Coordinate and oversee work of tree-related contractors in the park including tree planting, tree injections, pruning, removal, and stump-grinding Establish maintenance regimes for mature donor trees, including soil remediation, deadwood pruning, and pest control Responsible for safe and appropriate use and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles in use by the team including but not limited to bucket truck, chipper, tractor, chainsaw, and weed whacker Carry out IPM monitoring for tree pests and diseases such EAB, ALB, DED, Oak Wilt, etc Document daily activities and maintain database for all trees and tree work in the Park Advise department and other PPA staff related to tree care Work with volunteers and interns as needed Respond to emergency situations, sometimes outside of regular work hours Qualifications A degree in Forestry or a related field plus two (2) years of arboriculture experience, or four (4) years arboriculture experience ISA certification NYS CDL Class B Driver’s License (or obtained within 6 months of hire) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and also as part of a team Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office, GIS experience, and experience working with the public How to apply Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to   job338@prospectpark.org .  This position offers an excellent benefits package. Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.  No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Prospect Park Alliance Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
Jul 30, 2018
Temporary
Prospect Park Alliance’s   Forestry Technician   implements and carries out ecological restoration and park maintenance project in the park natural areas working with other Natural Resources Crew members, students, interns, volunteers, and community members. This position reports to the Natural Resources Supervisor. Responsibilities: Vegetation control of exotic invasive species using both mechanical and chemical means Operation and maintenance of machines and equipment, such as weed whackers, augers, chainsaws, trucks, tractors, and chippers in a safe and efficient manner Installation of various erosion control structures Fence installation and repair to protect sites and mitigate compaction Removal of garbage, litter, and homeless debris in natural areas Proper planting and maintenance of native trees, shrub and herbaceous species in project areas Maintain edges of woodland and passive management areas throughout the growing season by mowing and weed whacking Continues to learn more about natural ecosystems and their management whenever the opportunity arises Works with volunteers, interns, and students in all above skill related responsibilities Maintain a positive work attitude by behaving and communicating in a cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors, and the public Maintain all licenses necessary to carry out duties Performance of all other job-related tasks as assigned Qualifications: 1 year of experience in landscape, ecology, or forestry related work Valid NYS Driver’s License Ability to perform heavy physical labor and a daily basis such as lifting, moving, and carrying heavy objects of 50lbs or more Ability to work in all weather conditions Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and also as part of a team Strong native and invasive plant identification skills a plus Application Instructions Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations to   job340@prospectpark.org . Schedule: This position is a three (3) month, seasonal position and offers 40 hours. Monday - Friday 7:00AM-3:30 pm or as scheduled consistent with current projects.  Occasional late shifts and weekends may be required especially during emergency situations. About Prospect Park Alliance Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park, for the benefit of diverse communities, working in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design, and provides public programming and amenities for the Park, which receives 10 million visits each year. Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.  No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Prospect Park Alliance Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
Jul 30, 2018
Founded in 1987, Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, "Brooklyn's Backyard," in partnership with the City. The Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the Park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. Be part of the driving force that sustains Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park. The Prospect Park Alliance seeks an experienced Project Coordinator to collaborate with our motivated Volunteer Office.  The Project Coordinator will assist with all aspect of our volunteer program including: creating safe outdoor volunteer activities with 10-600 diverse participants of all ages, community outreach, communicating with other Parks staff, and performing administrative duties.  The Volunteer Corps works with more than 3,000 volunteers annually who give close to 20,000 hours of volunteer time, playing a crucial role in the maintenance and beautification of Prospect Park. Teams, led by Volunteer Office staff, work on a variety of projects, including mulching, painting, weeding, removing invasive species, rebuilding forest and a variety of other park maintenance projects. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for: Work independently and as a team to plan, prepare, and supervise volunteer activities Carry out fieldwork and train volunteers to safely assist with outdoor restoration, beautification, and cleanups in all types of weather Communicate with volunteers and Parks staff by phone, mail, and email Liaison with community groups and corporate partners to schedule and book volunteer events Perform office work including, copying, filing, and data input.  Use Word, Excel, and database software to create reports, events descriptions, correspondences, and other daily office needs. Assist in daily tool room and vehicle upkeep, including vehicle & inventory tracking, tool care, glove laundry, fueling vehicles, and other outdoor and indoor tasks.   Assist Volunteer Corps staff with various planning initiatives The ideal candidate will possess: High school diploma or equivalent At least two years of experience in horticulture or landscaping Experience in community work or community centered activities for diverse peoples of all ages Have good physical stamina including the ability to lift up to 25 lbs for sustained periods of time Possess a professional, positive attitude and a willingness to pitch in at all times Good customer service skills and experience working with the public Strong verbal and written communication skills  and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Experienced driver with a driver’s license valid in the New York State Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends Schedule: The schedule for this position is generally 9AM-5PM, five days per week. Weekly schedule will vary and weekends and evenings are required. How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to   job331@prospectpark.org .  Prospect Park Alliance is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com