Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

185 Kneeland Street2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Date Posted:
January 10, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Youth Programs Intern


The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a full-time summer position as a Youth Programs Intern. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, young organization and learn the key skills required for planning and executing events both large and small to engage youth audiences in a premier public space.

The primary role of the Youth Programs Intern is to assist the Programs Department in its daily operations. Responsibilities will include working with the Programs Manager on play and youth activation within the Greenway Parks.

This is a full-time, non-permanent intern position from approximately mid-May to the end of August. There is a possibility for the Youth Programs Intern position to continue event support during occasional nights and weekends through September 2019. The work schedule is typically Tuesday through Saturday and will include at least one evening shift (12pm - 8pm) a week, likely a Thursday or Friday evening.

The Youth Programs Intern will assist in the planning, execution, and monitoring of the Conservancy’s play and youth programming calendar. Thousands of children and guardians visit The Greenway for great events, nature and art activities, innovative play experiences, Downtown Playdates, and Youth Adventure Days. In Summer 2018, The Greenway hosted approximately 100events and programs specifically geared towards children, camp groups, nursery groups, and more.

The Youth Programs Intern will work in multiple areas and be expected to:

  • Work outdoors, handle physical tasks, and conduct work with professionalism and compassion for everyone encountered.

  • Act as the lead on Greenway’s 2019 Youth Adventure Day program including:

    • Liaising with youth organization staff and administration to determine logistics, follow-up on visit feedback, and ensure that all groups are knowledgeable and prepared for their visit to The Greenway.

    • Working closely with the Program Coordinator to ensure delivery of Mobile Eats lunch donations in accordance with each visit.

    • Leading staff and volunteers for Youth Adventure Day visits including set up/breakdown, touring, guiding, and engaging groups of up to 50 children in a Greenway focused 3-hour field trip 2-3 days per week.

    • Overseeing and acting as liaison for volunteer ambassadors during Youth Adventure Day visits.

  • Act as the lead staff on weekly evening and Saturday Play sessions including planning, prepping materials, staffing and leading volunteer ambassadors during these weekly events.

  • Provide on-site support for Greenway and third party events, including set-up, support during the event, and tear-down.

  • Support the execution of event logistics based on approved event layout and timelines.

  • Manage relationships effectively with visitors/youth organization staff and Greenway personnel to communicate, address, and record issues in need of attention and report them to the Programs Manager.

  • Work closely with Volunteer and Programs Coordinator to provide assistance with the ambassador program which increases capacity for youth programming. Duties will include data collection, data entry, session reporting and liaison work with the ambassador program.

  • Perform other assigned projects or duties as they relate to execution of youth events, the ambassador program, data analysis, event execution, and use of the parks.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Entry level position for a person 18 years or older.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to routinely drive Conservancy van around downtown Boston.

  • Experience working with youth of a variety of ages, especially ages 4-16.

  • Experience/interest in informal learning environments, creative placemaking, youth development, and/or family programming. Coursework in education or youth development a plus.

  • Demonstrated skill in:

    • Building and maintaining successful collaborations and partnerships;

    • Leading large groups of youth through both directed and undirected play opportunities;

    • Multi-tasking and attention to detail;

    • Written and oral communication with both adults and children;

    • Creative problem-solving and staying calm under pressure.

  • Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather, kneel or stand for periods of time, and be able to lift 50 pounds.

How To Apply:


  • This is a paid position with sick time benefits. We are looking for assistance up to 40 hours per week with preference to candidates who are available full-time.

  • The position duration is ~15 weeks, beginning in May 2019, with the potential to continue event support through September during occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Work hours are generally Tuesday through Saturday (including at least one evening shift, 12p-8p), but may occasionally fluctuate based on event needs. A day off within the same week will be provided in return for any additional work days.

  • Work will generally take place outdoors, and the position will require a significant amount of time in the parks in all weather conditions. Indoor office time will also be part of the schedule.

  • We will work with interns to receive college credit if interested.

Application Process

  • Please email the following to with “Youth Programs Intern” in the subject line. Each file name should begin with applicant’s last name.

    • one-page cover letter including ideal number of weekly hours

    • resume

    • 3 references

  • Applicants are encouraged to send materials soon. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

About The Greenway and the Conservancy:

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.

To learn more about The Greenway and the Conservancy, please visit ourwebsiteandblogand follow us onFacebookandTwitter.

The Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.
Apply by:
March 07, 2019
About this Organization:
The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.