Job Openings

The Trust for Governors Island:

Vice President of Design and Construction
The Trust for Governors Island is seeking an experienced engineer, architect or construction management professional with strong problem-solving, strategic planning and communication skills as Vice President of Design and Construction. The Vice President will have primary oversight of the planning, design, permitting, and construction of the Island’s major capital projects and assets. These projects will focus on the Island’s historic buildings, facilities, utilities, landscape and maritime infrastructure. In this role, the Vice President will also continue to be involved even after a project is completed; he/she will be responsible for assets once they are put into service to protect the capital investments. The Vice President will oversee the capital budget, a team of capital project managers and a contracted third-party construction management team. The Vice President will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

The Gardener is a full-time position available at The Trust for Governors Island (the Trust) to provide 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 reports to the Trust’s Director of Horticulture.

The Friends of Governors Island:

Assistant Director of Visitor Experience
The Friends of Governors Island seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Visitor Experience to develop and lead strategies for engaging Governors Island’s diverse audience (currently 750,000+ annual visitors and growing), with the goal of creating a positive visitor experience, increasing return visits and converting visitors into supporters.