Jobs & Internships

Stewardship Coordinator

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for a passionate and skilled Stewardship Coordinator to lead youth and adults in outdoor stewardship work, including youth job training, youth service-learning, and volunteer programs. The ideal candidate is passionate about the urban environment and can lead and inspire volunteers and students in the field. This is a full time year round position beginning in March or April 2019. See the full position description. To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to horticulture@gowanuscanalconservancy.org  

Citizen Science Educator

The Citizen Science Educator will support the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) Citizen Science Water Quality Testing program. Serving as the lead instructor for school groups, the Educator works primarily with the GCC Education Coordinator and Education Director to carry out the program. This is a part time, seasonal contract beginning in March 2019. See the full position description. To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

Environmental Education Intern/Volunteer

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is seeking an intern or volunteer interested in assisting with a variety of educational programs, including water quality testing, general stewardship tasks, such as plant propagation, and walking tours. The environmental education intern/volunteer will provide support with lesson planning, program prep and execution, and team reflection from late March to June. While some experience with K-12 outdoor/informal education is desired, it is not required! (Passion to learn and grow is most important!) Please click here for the full position description. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to education@gowanuscanalconservancy.org by no later than March 1.

Gowanus Green Team Apprentice

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for high school sophomores and juniors to apply to join the 2019 Gowanus Green Team. Running from May through August 2019, Green Team is a paid green job training program that introduces youth apprentices to environmental careers in green infrastructure and urban conservation. The team spends the majority of their time outdoors, performing physical work in green spaces in the Gowanus neighborhood including bioswales, tree pits, gardens, and Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s native plant nursery. The team participates in classroom learning, discussions, and hands-on field training sessions, including field work with partner organizations. They also go on field trips to learn about parks and restoration areas around NYC. See full position description.  Learn more or apply here  

Street Tree and Garden Intern/Volunteer

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is seeking hard working and independent interns to assist with garden, nursery, and street tree maintenance. They will spend the majority of their time outdoors, performing physical work at the Conservancy’s Native Plant Nursery and green spaces throughout the watershed. Interns will additionally coordinate volunteers through the Clean & Green Volunteer Program, and effectively communicate the GCC Mission & Vision at all public events. Please click here for the full position description. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org by no later than March 1.