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Project Coordinator for a Garden Re-Design

Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Open Architecture New York is looking for a Project Coordinator to lead a garden redesign project for the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on preserving, supporting and promoting the recreational, ecological and historical value of Van Cortlandt Park.

The project will focus on redesigning their garden space and making it more suitable for educational and stewardship programs for children, such as by creating an outdoor classroom. The project will consist of two phases 1) Creating renderings and promotional material for fundraising efforts; and 2) Develop design development level drawings, material list, and budget.

The Project Coordinator is a volunteer position that will work closely with the OACNY board and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance representative. The project will start in January 2021, for a total duration of 4 months.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Director of Projects and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance representative on providing project specific goals and updates

  • Organize meetings with the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance team

  • Develop drawing set, accompanying instructions, preliminary budget, and list of material

  • Manage a small team of volunteers

  • Ensure that the project meets the mission and standards of OACNY throughout the duration of the project

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in site analysis and open space layout, especially related to landscape design

  • Familiarity with NYC Parks standard

  • Experience in visioning process and conceptual design

  • Knowledge of construction and site design. Experience in leading and managing construction documentation is a plus.

  • Project management experience and abilities to lead and manage a team

  • Skills in Adobe Suite, drafting, modeling and rendering programs (AutoCAD, Sketchup, InDesign, etc)

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Gloria Lau at Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Last day to apply is January 8th, 2021.



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Filomena Nigro

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