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.

Park Operations Manager

The Park Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Little Island’s park and park staff. They oversee a team of park-based employees to ensure the park is well maintained and the visitor experience is positive. This role will uphold Little Island’s standards of excellence in safety, accessibility, and hospitality for all park visitors and employees. They implement these standards while working onsite alongside their team and empower park supervisors to do the same when not onsite. This position is full-time and reports to the Director of Operations. A successful Park Operations Manager has a strong understanding of parks or public spaces, both operationally and experientially, and is excited to contribute to an evolving outdoor environment. They are passionate about people and skilled in supporting a dynamic and diverse field staff comprised of Park Supervisors, Custodians, Park Attendants, and security personnel. Candidates with experience working in parks and public

Associate Production Manager at Little Island

Little Island seeks an Associate Production Manager to join the Artistic Programming Department. Little Island is home to three unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. The Associate Production Manager will work with the Production Manager and Artistic Programming team to provide administrative and logistical support for the planning and execution of the programming season. The ideal candidate is a collaborative problem-solver with strong project management skills. Candidates with experience working in an outdoor performance venue as well as supporting a wide variety of artistic disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time year-round position and reports to the Production Manager.

Administrative Associate – Office

Little Island seeks an Administrative Associate – Office to join the Business Affairs team. A key player in Little Island’s Administrative department, which executes the administrative operations of our organization, this role manages the day-to-day operations of our Office Headquarters maintains relationships with key building stakeholders and project manages larger building projects. Little Island’s Headquarters (HQ) is a multi-purpose working space within a shared building that includes administrative offices, a locker room, a rehearsal room, kitchen areas, storage, and staff common areas. This position is the first line of communication for HQ visitors, distribution of equipment and supplies throughout the organization and office support. They collaborate across all departments to ensure efficiency in office and IT operational systems and procedures and works closely with the Assistant Director of Business Affairs and Capital Planning on contracts, legal, insurance, and related projects. This role reports directly to the Assistant Director of Business

Little Island Usher Corps Program

Little Island seeks engaging and energetic individuals to be members of our Usher Corps Program. Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Workforce Development, Ushers play a key role in fostering a hospitable, welcoming, and inclusive environment for visitors and audience members. Ushers perform front-of-house duties for performances and serve as Little Island representatives for the public. In addition to fulfilling their job responsibilities, Ushers will also connect with professionals within the Little Island network and attend weekly professional development seminars, workshops, and neighborhood excursions highlighting New York City’s public art and public spaces. These experiences are centered around: Leadership, Financial Capability, Public Art, Public Space and Communication.   A successful Usher has a passion for interacting with people, an interest in art and community spaces, and is an enthusiastic collaborator who enjoys working outdoors. Candidates who can converse in multiple languages (including but not limited to Spanish, Mandarin, American Sign

Custodian

Little Island’s Custodians are key members of the Park Operations department, a dynamic team of collaborative and motivated individuals who collectively care for the park and its visitors. In addition to a beautiful park, Little Island’s facility includes performance spaces, public and indoor restrooms, indoor meeting rooms, staff and artist areas, food stalls, and equipment. Custodians will embody Little Island’s values by collaborating often across departments, jumping in to help solve problems and address immediate park needs, communicating park-related concerns or issues to Park leadership proactively, and fostering memorable visitor experiences and relationships in the park each day. The larger Operations department is also comprised of Park Supervisors, Park Attendants, Security, Maintenance, Horticulture staff, and administrators who work together to operate our park for the public every day. The ideal Custodians are hardworking and proactive self-starters who thrive in the outdoors and have experience caretaking a facility or park. Our

Park Attendant

Little Island’s Park Attendants serve as the primary stewards of the park and its visitors, cultivating a meaningful and memorable experience for all park visitors and maintaining a clean and safe outdoor environment. The Park Attendants are key members of the Park Operations department, a dynamic team of collaborative and motivated individuals who collectively care for the park and its visitors. Attendants will embody Little Island’s values by collaborating often across all departments at Little Island, jumping in to help solve problems and address immediate park needs, communicating park-related concerns or issues to Park leadership proactively, and fostering memorable visitor experiences and relationships in the park each day.  The larger Operations department is also comprised of Park Supervisors, Custodians, Security, Maintenance, Horticulture staff, and administrators who work together to operate our park for the public each day. The ideal Park Attendants are outgoing communicators, accountable and professional team members, and