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And we’re always looking for dedicated and talented folks to join our team. So, if you are fired up about open and equitable public space in North Brooklyn we want to hear from you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Writer Program

With a new website comes a new blog, and NBK Parks is looking for volunteer guest writers with an academic interest in local history, New York City parks & public space, environmental justice, urban planning, and civic engagement to create original content aimed at inspiring and informing a community. Please include links to a minimum of three writing samples.

  • Six-month commitment 
  • Looking for a minimum of two pieces a month; one long-form piece (2,000+ words) and one short essay (800+ words)
  • The schedule is flexible- but periodic check-in, or brainstorming meetings are required 

SURVEY VOLUNTEERS

Survey Volunteers are the backbone of our organization’s community & research efforts. They help us gather the public’s feedback by conducting surveys and interviews as well as document the state of public facilities and spaces for maintenance, planning, and policy purposes.  No previous survey experience is necessary, as training will be provided, but individuals interested in this role should be comfortable working outside, on their feet and have the ability to successfully interact with the public. Photography skills are a plus.

  • Minimum Six-month commitment 
  • Weekdays & Weekends during Normal Business Hours
  • Time commitment is flexible- but four to five hours per week is preferred

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS

These volunteers work under the supervision of both the Executive Director and Development & Communications Manager, performing research and scholarly duties on topics such as environmental justice, urban planning, public space & cultural diversity,  local history, organization history, and grant & fundraising opportunities. 

  • Minimum Six-month commitment 
  • Weekdays during Normal Business Hours
  • Time commitment is flexible- but four to five hours per week is preferred

HOW TO APPLY

North Brooklyn Park Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and equity are core values of our organization. If you are interested in any of these positions please apply by sending a cover letter & résumé to email info@nbkparks.org. Please put the position you are applying to in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Intern Opportunities

DIGITAL PROJECTS INTERN

The Digital Projects Intern role is a researcher, storyteller, and project manager all in one. This role would be an apprenticeship under the Development & Communications Director. The purpose of the role is to bring more brand awareness to our organization and the nearly twenty years of service we’ve committed to North Brooklyn. Using an arsenal of media types interns are asked to identify, curate, and market digital stories. Please include links to your portfolio or work examples.

  • Six-month commitment 
  • Two consecutive days or ten hours per week is preferred
  • College Credit can be arranged
  • A small monthly stipend offered to help offset expenses 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Graphic Design seeks an intern who is currently attending college or graduate school for Graphic Design. The candidate will assist the Development & Communications Director with layout and production of digital and print projects. Knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite is required and illustration skills are a plus. Candidates should have good communication, organization, and computer skills. Please include links to your portfolio or work examples.

  • Six-month commitment 
  • Two consecutive week-days or ten hours per week is preferred
  • College Credit can be arranged
  • A small monthly stipend offered to help offset expenses  

HOW TO APPLY

North Brooklyn Park Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and equity are core values of our organization. If you are interested in any of these positions please apply by sending a cover letter & résumé to email info@nbkparks.org. Please put the position you are applying to in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Full-time & Part-time Positions

No available opportunities at this time.

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