Jobs & Internships

Bookkeeper

We are seeking an experienced Bookkeeper for approximately 8 hours a week.  The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the financial records of the organization by accurately recording the day to day financial transactions, as well as assisting the executive director with various reporting, reconciliations and analysis. See full position description

Citizen Science Education Intern

Program Description

The GCC Environmental Education Intern will assist with our Citizen Science Water Quality Testing Program in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Middle School students visit the Gowanus Canal twice to conduct water quality testing, learn about the Gowanus Canal, why it’s so polluted and what they can do to make a healthier ecosystem.

Intern Role

  • Work with the GCC education team as a teaching assistant for schools that visit to conduct water quality testing
  • Learn science and methods of water quality testing and about NYC waterway health
  • Participate in planning and reflection meetings with education team
  • Assist with lesson development, program preparation and learn best practices for teaching informal education
  • Attend GCC Volunteer Committee meetings (one Wednesday evening per month) to learn about other projects and initiatives
  • Opportunity for involvement in other GCC programs and events as desired

Qualifications

  • Some experience teaching students in informal, outdoor settings preferred but not required (enthusiasm to learn and interest is more important)
  • Background or some education and demonstrated interest in Environmental Science and urban ecology
  • Enjoys working outside, sometimes in less than ideal weather conditions
  • Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Dependable, responsible, and a clear and consistent communicator

Schedule

  • Part-time internship, Fall or Spring (with potential for both Fall and Spring)
  • Program training takes place on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00 – 3:00
  • Programs take place most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school day 10/23  – 12/6
  • 3-12 hours/week (1-2 school programs per day) Each school trip is ~3 hours (1 hour of set up, 90 minutes instruction, 1 hour clean up)

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship. GCC will work with academic institutions as needed for internship credit.

To Apply

  • Submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for this internship to education@gowanuscanalconservancy.org.
  • Include information in your application about your week day schedule and availability
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Early applications are encouraged. A Fall 2018 intern will be selected by early October.

Street Tree and Garden Intern (multiple positions available)

We are looking for 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 Volunteer Program, and effectively communicate the GCC Mission & Vision at all public events.

Qualifications
• Experience/interest in horticulture and community stewardship
• Experience/Interest working outdoors in an urban environment – garden and street tree stewardship typically occur in the right-of-way
• Be able to lift at least 40 lbs

Responsibilities
• Garden and Street Tree Stewardship: Perform stewardship activities in gardens and street tree pits surrounding the Gowanus Canal
Water and maintain newly installed plant material
• Nursery Operations: Water, weed, and organize the Conservancy’s Native Plant Nursery
Propagate new plant material
• Volunteer Program: Work with the Volunteer Committee to host Clean & Green volunteer events
• Community Liaison: Communicate GCC Mission & Vision concisely and effectively to community members

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org