Job Openings

The Trust for Governors Island:

Horticulture Fellowship

The Trust for Governors Island (The Trust) is seeking 2-4 Full Time Paid Horticulture Fellows for the 2017 season. Horticulture Fellows will work alongside the Trust’s Park and Public Space staff and will be responsible for daily horticultural care of island landscapes.The fellowship program is designed for current students or recent graduates in horticulture related studies, and will run from March/April to October 2017 for a total of 1,000 hours. Areas of responsibility include horticulture tasks such as planting and transplanting, weeding, monitoring tree heath, routine care of recent plantings and more in addition to supporting large volunteer projects.

Horticulture Internship

The Trust is seeking 2-4 Full Time Paid Horticulture Interns for the 2017 season. Horticulture Interns will work alongside the Trust’s Park and Public Space staff and will be responsible for daily horticultural care of island landscapes. The internship program is designed for students whose academic calendar only allows them to work during the summer months, and will run from May/June to August for a total of 400-500 hours. Areas of responsibility include horticulture tasks such as planting and transplanting, weeding, monitoring tree heath, routine care of recent plantings and more in addition to supporting large volunteer projects.

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.

Operations Supervisor

The Operations Supervisor is responsible for working with the Director of Operations in the successful implementation of strategic initiatives into the department’s daily workflow process, including, but not limited to, public access planning, island transportation, quality assurance, security, and public safety, as well as identifying and advancing technologies that support these respective areas. The position involves collaborating with an internal team in four primary areas: Operations Support, Buildings & Grounds, Park Operations and Events Management. The position will also help provide external customer service to public programs.

Paralegal

The Trust is seeking a Paralegal to perform legal services for all legal matters for The Trust. The Paralegal will report directly to The Trust’s General Counsel. The Paralegal will also work closely with the City Law Department, which provides outside counsel services pursuant to the agreement between the Trust and the City, as well as law firms.

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.