Job Openings

The Trust for Governors Island:

Facilities Superintendent

The Trust is seeking a Facilities Superintendent. The superintendent will manage day to day operational activities of assigned Trust facilities, including new construction, renovations, building maintenance, security and space planning; collaborate with various Trust offices (Purchasing, Planning & Construction, Security, and Engineering Services) and outside contractors to develop and implement projects; ensure compliance with Trust and municipal building codes and regulations; and oversee work of contractors and vendors in Trust facilities and throughout the Island.

Events and Operations Interns

The Trust is seeking 4 Full Time Paid Events and Operations Interns for the 2017 season. Events and Operations Interns will work alongside the Trust’s Events and Operations staff and will provide operational support critical to the Trust’s public access season. Events and Operations Interns will support the Trust’s full time staff in managing the daily operational needs of the Island as well as special programs and events. Interns will work as part of an Operations team that includes Trust managers, LiRo Facilities Management staff, and contracted service employees including security, engineering, custodial, landscaping and ferry services. Candidates should be college students or recent graduates.

Communications and Outreach Intern

The Trust is seeking a highly motivated, organized and creative Communications and Outreach paid Intern for summer 2017. The Intern will support a wide-range of outreach and marketing efforts related to increasing the visibility of the Island’s public access season. Projects include implementing the Trust’s social media strategy, developing content for the Governors Island website and blog, preparing updates to the Trust’s marketing materials and website and community outreach. Candidates should be college students or recent graduates.

Programming Intern

The Trust is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and experienced Programming Intern for summer 2017. The Intern will report to the VP of Arts and Culture, and support in the planning, administration, and outreach of public programs for Governors Island. Projects include on-island activities for the 2017 summer season, as well as assisting in strategic planning and outreach for future programs.

Events and Production Intern

The Trust is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and energetic Events and Production Intern for summer 2017. The Intern will report to the Assistant Director of Special Events & Public Programming, and support in the logistical planning and on-site administration for 2017 seasonal events on Governors Island. Candidates should be college students or recent graduates.

The Friends of Governors Island

Director of Development

The Friends of Governors Island (“the Friends”) seeks a highly motivated candidate to lead new fundraising efforts for Governors Island. A newly created position, the Director of Development will be charged with increasing private support for the Island.

S/he will be responsible for managing development functions including corporate giving, an annual gala and other events, grant writing, membership and individual giving. The Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing systems and processes to sustain existing revenue while simultaneously raising new funds from diverse sources.

For volunteer opportunities, please check our volunteer page.