Pastoral workplace with good pay and great management.
Working under Landscape Architect Crystal Gaudio (Current Employee) – Prospect Park – May 30, 2013
Typically, my day working with the Lakeside Center landscape effort includes planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plant material. Additionally, I am expected to identify desirable and undesirable weeds, follow architectural landscape blueprints, and assist in the assembly of irrigation systems.
I work from Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 4 pm. The landscape architects for whom I work are kind, courteous and eager to pass on knowledge they feel will facilitate a pedagogical environment. As all of the work is done in the southeastern area of Prospect Park, I am able to ride my bike to and from- which compounds upon the active lifestyle necessary to perform work such as this.
With about a week to go until planting, and thus, the job, ends- I could not be more satisfied.
Park youth representative (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 16, 2017
This job is an amazing learning experience and it helped me improve my people skills and communication towards others. This job also taught me about animals and the study of nature and a lot of other things.
Zoo Tour Guide/Volunteer (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – April 1, 2017
While volunteering at the zoo I got hands on experience on working on animals. Some skills I got to indulge in were my communication skills and disciplining myself to stand up for long period of times. One of the most difficult parts were being out in the open exhibit in the summer. On the other hand you get to meet different people from around the world who come to visit the zoo.
House Manager (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – February 1, 2017
Extremely high rate of turnover. Great if you want to learn on the job with a higher than average salary. Retention is a big issue, but one that the park is working on. There is also a strategic plan to raise wages and offer more opportunities for growth.
Porter (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, Ny – June 8, 2012
This job is the best job on the planet. Located right in the middle of Prospect Park. I learned everything I needed to know about having a real job here. management is fair and so is the pay. dco-workers become best friends. the hardest part of the day is going home after your shift. everything is so enjoyable.