Park Ambassador

Details

Join the Greenway Park Ambassador program for a fun season engaging with our visitors by discussing and gathering perspectives about our contemporary public art program, facilitating play, and leading tours for curious park-goers. This is a dynamic position that provides opportunities to create enriching experiences for adults, families, and kids alike. Park Ambassadors help make The Greenway a favorite place to gather, play, unwind and explore in the heart of Boston.
Park Ambassadors will be trained to run our mobile Art Cart station, and our Play sessions in Chinatown Park and the Wharf District Parks. You will have the choice to sign-up for shifts that work with both our art program and our play program; This volunteer position includes the opportunity to lead tours of The Greenway and to assist with running Youth Adventure Day programming.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a friendly, knowledgeable and approachable presence throughout The Greenway, at our art exhibitions, play sessions, and events.
  • Engage visitors of all ages with on-site activities. Certain play activities are geared towards children and families. There are occasionally opportunities to design and implement activities for children.
  • Attend several pre-season trainings to gain familiarity with The Greenway’s history and the Conservancy’s current programs, and art exhibitions. Read update email emails from Conservancy staff and respond promptly when needed.
  • Commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month, shift focus will vary, allowing volunteers to choose areas that are of interest to them.
  • Tour leader applicants are asked to complete additional training, to assist with pre-tour communications with attendees, and to report tour attendance and observations.

Qualifications

  • Interest in public art, art history, contemporary art, community engagement, childhood education, public spaces, informal education, playable cities, visitor communication, urban livability, placemaking or related fields.
  • Experience or interest in working with the public, including a wide range of ages.
  • Any level of proficiency in other languages is a plus, and we frequently encounter Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Spanish speakers at our play sessions, and a range of visitors from all over the world.
  • Friendly, approachable, professional demeanor and a commitment to providing a positive experience for our park guests.
  • Ability to work outside in fluctuating climates, move equipment less than 50lbs, including a rolling kiosk and program materials, and to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must have email, phone and internet access.

Application Process

Recruitment for this position opens in February and interviews will start in March, with rolling admissions into the spring. Training sessions will begin in late spring and early summer.