Job Openings

The Trust for Governors Island:

Event Manager
The Trust for Governors Island is looking for an experienced and energetic Event Manager. Supporting a robust calendar of public, ticketed and private events during and outside Governors Island’s public season from May 1-October 31, this role is an exciting opportunity to work in a quickly expanding, iconic venue in New York City. Reporting to the VP of Arts and Culture, the Event Manager will support the successful cultivation and execution of events on the Island, including but not limited to ticketed and non-ticketed public events, festivals, film shoots and private events. Working in collaboration with a variety of departments and teams, as well as outside producers and venders, this is a hands-on role which requires work outdoors and in all weather conditions.

Senior Project Manager, Design & Construction
The Trust for Governors Island is looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager. The Senior Project Manager will oversee a range of capital projects through all stages of planning, design and construction, ensuring that projects proceed in coordination with available funding sources, the Island operation’s needs, and the Island’s short-term and long-term real estate development plans.

Project Manager, Design and Construction
The Trust for Governors Island is looking for an experienced Project Manager. The Project Manager will oversee a range of capital projects through all stages of planning, design and construction, ensuring that projects proceed in coordination with available funding sources, the Island operation’s needs, and the Island’s short-term and long-term real estate development plans.

Project Manager, Real Estate & Planning
The Trust for Governors Island is looking for a Real Estate & Planning Project Manager to support all aspects of the future development of the Island. The Project Manager will lead and support on a range of mixed-use real estate development projects from historic rehabilitations of existing North Island structures to future ground-up development on large development parcels on the South Island. The projects will range from public-private partnerships, self-developed buildings, tax-credit financings, long term planning, financial analyses and forecasting and other one-time special projects that help achieve the Trust’s development goals. The Project Manager will work on and support all phases of development projects: from conception, through lease and financial structuring, closing, and overseeing construction. The Project Manager will also play a key role in strategic planning for the Island.

Director of Human Resources
The Trust for Governors Island seeks an experienced professional for a new, full-time leadership role as the Director of Human Resources. The Director will be joining the organization at an exciting time of growth and will shape HR protocols for the organization along with The Trust’s Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”). This position manages the day-to-day operations, administration, and coordination of the human resource function for Governors Island. This is a generalist position requiring expertise in HR practices, procedures, policies and benefits as well as excellent judgment, communications and people management skills.

Gardener
The Trust for Governors Island seeks a Gardener to be a full-time employee of The Trust for Governors Island (Trust) providing care and maintenance of the gardens on Governors Island. The Gardener will be responsible for all aspects of monitoring and caring for the diverse gardens within the park or Island’s historic district. This position requires superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a fast-paced environment. The Gardener will report to The Trust’s Director of Horticulture and will work closely with a team of gardeners and landscapers, corporate and community volunteers, the Friends of Governors Island and other programming partners

Seasonal Gardeners
The Trust for Governors Island seeks Seasonal Gardeners for care and maintenance of the landscapes and grounds on Governors Island. This is a full-time, seasonal position with a duration of 8 months, from March to October. The Seasonal Gardener will assist Zone Gardeners in all aspects of monitoring and caring for the diverse landscapes within the park and the Island’s Historic District. This position requires superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a fast-paced environment. The Seasonal Gardener will report to The Trust’s Director of Horticulture and will work closely with a team of gardeners and landscapers, corporate and community volunteers, the Friends of Governors Island and other programming partners.

Seasonal Gardener
The Trust for Governors Island seeks a full-time Seasonal Gardener. The Seasonal Gardener will primarily be responsible for the Governors Island Invasive Phragmites Removal Project, a two and a half year project funded through a grant from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Seasonal Gardener will work with Trust horticulture staff and volunteers to use mechanical methods to slow the spread of current infestations of Phragmites australis and prevent the spread of new stands. This position requires superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a fast-paced environment. The Seasonal Gardener will report to The Trust’s Director of Horticulture and will work closely with a team of gardeners and landscapers, corporate and community volunteers, the Friends of Governors Island and other programming partners.

The Friends of Governors Island:

Corporate Events Associate
The Friends of Governors Island seeks a full-time seasonal Corporate Events Associate to assist with planning and coordination of corporate events on Governors Island. This is a temporary position, starting in April and concluding in November. The Associate will report to the Manager of Community & Corporate Engagement, and will be an important member of the Friends’ fundraising team. If you love the outdoors, are a people person who loves public speaking, and are a rock-star event planner, this is the job for you!