Employment

Little Island is a public park providing all New Yorkers and its visitors with a unique urban oasis on the Hudson River—a place for experiences that ignite imagination, foster spontaneity and play, and support camaraderie and connection.

To make the Little Island vision a reality, we rely on a dedicated staff who are passionate about creating an engaging public space for all to enjoy. We bring the following values to our work every day, and seek candidates who embody these qualities:

We pursue excellence with vigor, constantly striving to deliver an experience with a high standard of care for our environment and our visitors.

We create an environment of welcoming and inclusive hospitality.

We are problem solvers, committed to responding to challenges with integrity.

We collaborate enthusiastically across departments to reach our shared goals.

We believe that trust matters, and work to provide consistency, dependability, and accountability in all relationships.

Thanks for your interest in joining our team. As we continue to grow, we’ll be posting new opportunities regularly so please check back for new positions!

Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at by contacting us here.

Assistant Director of Human Resource Operations

Little Island in New York City seeks an Assistant Director of Human Resource Operations to manage all of the park’s Human Resources workflows, including leadership of a people-first approach to HR, recruitment, onboarding, personnel management, benefits planning and education, policy development and oversight, staff development, and employee experience initiatives. The position leads a team of three direct reports on the execution of the Human Resource Department’s priorities and scope. This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned professional to steward a vibrant, values-driven, startup organization into its next chapter.  

Park Supervisor

Little Island’s seeks a Park Supervisor to join the leadership team of the Park Operations department, a dynamic team of collaborative and motivated individuals who collectively care for the park and its visitors. Reporting to the Park Operations Manager, Park Supervisors drive onsite decision-making and park-wide communication to ensure Little Island’s standards of safety, accessibility, and hospitality are maintained. They support the Park Operations Manager in the day-to-day oversight of Little Island’s Custodians and Park Attendants, building trust and collaborating with team members directly in the field, providing frequent feedback and encouragement. Supervisors will collaborate across all departments at Little Island, especially with the facilities, horticulture, and security personnel, to ensure all staff are aligned, informed, and supporting each other to deliver an excellent park experience each day.

Assistant Manager of Artistic Affairs

Little Island seeks an Assistant Manager of Artistic Affairs to join the Artistic Programming department to oversee the execution of all artist and programming-related contracts, coordinate financial paperwork and budgeting, lead the onboarding process for artists, and own departmental administrative systems. The Assistant Manager of Artistic Affairs will collaborate across multiple departments, particularly Little Island’s Administrative team, to ensure that artists have the resources and information they need, and that all administrative details (financial paperwork, insurance, technical riders, etc.) related to the contracting process with artists are executed on time and with excellence.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Little Island seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications to join its senior leadership team and oversee all the park’s marketing, brand development and PR strategies, ticketing and sales operations, and merchandise. Candidates who have a successful track record of building and implementing strategic marketing, communication, and social media plans for public/non-profit destinations, parks, theaters, arts organizations, or similar institutions are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate also brings an operations background and mindset, as they will manage the park’s ticketing and merchandise operations—all while ensuring that our park and its offerings remain accessible for all.