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.

Horticulturist

Little Island’s Horticulturists will be responsible for maintaining the Park’s beautiful 2.4 acre perennial landscape. Reporting directly to the Head of Horticulture, the Horticulturists are also essential members of the Operations team, and they will collaborate with park staff and supervisors to ensure Little Island’s landscape and facilities are kept to the highest standard. Situated over the Hudson River, Little Island provides a challenging and unique opportunity to hone your horticulture skills with over 350 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and perennials. We also have 66,000 individual Spring bulbs and 18,000 sq.ft of lawn. Horticulturists will also have the opportunity to collaborate with our Landscape Architect to ensure the integrity of her vision. The ideal Horticulture teammates are hardworking self-starters who are detail oriented, have an aesthetic eye, and a variety of horticulture skills. Candidates should be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather and experience working in

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.  

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.