Jobs, Internships & Fellowships

Education Coordinator, NYC Civic Corps (1 Position)

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is currently accepting applications for a NYC Civic Corps Member to serve as the Education Coordinator.

The Civic Corps Member in this role will collaborate with local public school partners on outdoor environmental education activities through K-12 education programs that take place September-November, and April-June, and program planning and recruitment December-March. Community science and stewardship activities include caring for native plants in our plant nursery and conducting water quality testing in the Gowanus Canal. They will coordinate and implement field trips, with an average of 30 K-12 student volunteers, ranging in skill levels and abilities. Coordination will include developing materials; coordinating with partner organizations and schools; performing outreach; recruiting, training and managing volunteers; and tracking metrics. The Civic Corps member will develop and implement a volunteer engagement strategy with a goal to engage and empower diverse, local K-12 students in caring for the local environment through community stewardship and community science.

Full role description is here. Apply for this role here.

In the application, you will be asked to rank your preferred host sites (which will give you the opportunity to rank Gowanus Canal Conservancy). The deadline for application is June 22nd, but applications are rolling so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Questions? Email Natasia [at] gowanuscanalconservancy [dot] org.

Stewardship Coordinator, NYC Civic Corps (2 Positions)

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is currently accepting applications for two NYC Civic Corps Members to serve as Stewardship Coordinators.

The Civic Corps Members in this role will will lead volunteers in stewardship activities through public volunteer programs that take place September-November, and April-July, and program planning and recruitment December-March. The Member will collaborate with local community groups and leaders such as community gardeners, tenant leaders, Friends of Parks groups, block association leaders, and more. Environmental stewardship activities include gardening, plant nursery work, and tree stewardship in a native plant nursery, street-end gardens, rain gardens, and street tree beds in Gowanus, Brooklyn. They will coordinate and execute volunteer events, with 5-50 youth and adult volunteers ranging in skill levels at each event. Coordination will include procuring materials, coordinating with partner organizations, performing outreach, recruiting, training and managing volunteers, and tracking metrics. The Civic Corps member will create and implement a volunteer engagement strategy with a goal to engage and empower diverse, local stakeholders in caring for the local environment through community stewardship.

Full role description is here. Apply for this role here.

In the application, you will be asked to rank your preferred host sites (which will give you the opportunity to rank Gowanus Canal Conservancy). The deadline for application is June 22nd, but applications are rolling so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Questions? Email Natasia [at] gowanuscanalconservancy [dot] org.