Thank you for your interest in employment at Trailside Museums & Zoo.

Seasonal Maintenance Opportunity

 Trailside Museums and Zoo

Located at Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

TITLE (Temporary/Seasonal) – Park & Recreation Aide 5 (Trailside Maintenance Staff)

$13.57/hr., 40 hrs./week (includes weekends & holidays)

Duration: May-November (flexible & reduced hours possible in fall for a student)


Under the general supervision of higher-level personnel, the PRA5 will perform basic maintenance, cleaning, and repair activities at Trailside Museums and Zoo, a facility within Bear Mountain State Park. Duties include maintenance of grounds, including operation of basic maintenance tools (line trimmers, mowers, etc.); daily cleaning of exhibit buildings and visitor facilities; painting, upkeep, and repair of exhibits. S/he will assist with facility operations, including helping with the daily opening of Trailside buildings and crowd control during the end of day closing procedures. Duties require weekend and holiday work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Basic maintenance experience and familiarity with the operation of maintenance tools preferred. Must be able to lift and move 80 lbs. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, flexibility to work on different assignments, and courtesy skills. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Start Date: Immediately.

To Apply: Complete a NY State OPRHP Employment Application (available in all park offices) or online at http://nysparks.com/employment/park-employment.aspx, including three (3) work references with contact name, name of business and phone number and a resume. Please, no phone calls.

Application Deadline: ASAP

Submit application to: email to edwin.mcgowan@parks.ny.gov (include your name and position in subject line), or mail to Edwin McGowan, Director, Trailside Museums & Zoo, P.O. Box 427, Bear Mountain, NY 10911, or hand deliver to Trailside Office at the Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park.

“Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.”

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is

an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Trailside is a smoke & drug free workplace.

Posting Date: 5/14/2019                           Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Trailside Museums & Zoo is an

Equal opportunity, affirmative action facility of


Trailside is a smoke & drug free workplace.