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Feel like a kid again! NYC Parks just listed some fun seasonal jobs

Feel like a kid again! NYC Parks just listed some fun seasonal jobs
Photograph: Courtesy Luciana Golcman

If your favorite summer memories include exploring hiking trails and getting in tune with nature, now is the time to relive those moments. 

NYC Parks just released a list of seasonal positions that allow you to get involved with your outdoors and give NYC children a summer they won't forget. The list is lengthy, and you'll certainly be able to find a role that is near and dear to your heart. 

For those who could get lost in the woods for hours on end, why not consider the role of Nature Center Adventure Guide? You'll be able to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of NYC while providing kiddos with fun environmental education and outdoor activities. We might be living in the largest city in the world, but we cannot forget to expose youngsters to its beautiful surrounding landscapes. 

With those landscapes comes a slew of creatures you won't necessarily find on Broadway. Thanks to the Wildlife Area Associate role, you'll be able to work alongside NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit to assist with duties at the Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area, coordinate community outreach programs and monitor and protect the species residing in the park, among other responsibilities. 

For the traditionalists, there is also the option to become a camp counselor, lifeguard or swim instructor. New Yorkers take their time off very seriously, and they want to ensure that their children are making the most out of their summer in the city—even if that means being surrounded by greenery instead of skyscrapers. 

The summer is fast approaching, so it's time to decide what position you'd like to fill. For a full list of available seasonal jobs at NYC Parks, click here

Looking for more fun this summer? Visit these kids attractions, spend some time at these kids playgrounds or explore our list of summer activities for kids in NYC. 

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