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Governors Island Seasonal House Manager 35 hrs/wk

Job Summary:

New York City Audubon is seeking a Seasonal House Manager for June through the end of August (with the possibility of extension through October) to assist with the management of our nature center on Governors Island. We are looking for an outgoing, self-directed individual with strong problem solving and communication skills. The candidate should be eager to gain experience in guest engagement, exhibit interpretation, program implementation, and volunteer management. The ideal applicant will be excited by nurturing a new project and melding the worlds of conservation and art. The position is five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. However, there could be some scheduling flexibility. This is a seasonal, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits.


• Oversee house operations including program schedule and facility maintenance
• Facilitate communication between stakeholders including on-island partners, volunteers, program providers, artists in residence, and NYC Audubon staff
• Engage with visitors to the space, providing interpretation and communicating NYC Audubon’s conservation message
• Facilitate guest participation in activities such as bird walks and arts and crafts
• Assist with design and implementation of activities and displays when appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience interacting with the public and volunteers
• Experience with environmental education and the natural world
• Strong problem solving and organizational skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability and willingness to work on weekends

Time Commitment:

35 hours/week, Wednesday through Sunday, through August 31st

Hours will typically be 10:30am to 5:30pm, including lunch and other breaks, with exceptions for special events

-This is a seasonal, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Danielle Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include “Governors Island Seasonal Position” in the email’s subject line.

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