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The Community Nature Educator serves as a member of the Education team by leading the development and delivery of high-quality education programs that advance peoples understanding of and commitment to the natural and cultural resources found in Pittsburgh's public parks. This position builds and sustains partnerships with community-based organizations, implementing nature-based learning experiences for school age children and learners of all ages. Programming and outreach efforts are focused on, but not limited to, the neighborhoods of Homewood, Hazelwood, the Hilltop, and the Hill District. This position represents the Parks Conservancy in the community and works to find ways to advance the mission of the PPC while being responsive to the needs of the individuals we serve and the partners with whom we work.

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The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is hiring Summer Nature Camp Counselors who will be responsible for helping youth from the greater Pittsburgh area enjoy, explore, and connect to Frick Park and other outdoor spaces in our community during the 2024 summer camp season. All camps are based out of the Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park. 

Counselors will have the opportunity to join our team of dedicated educators as we take steps in our commitment to equity. We value the diversity of people (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion) that make Pittsburgh beautiful and do our best to reach people from different walks of life, both in who we serve and who we hire.

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The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) seeks part-time, as-needed Event Assistants during the April-November event season. The seasonal Event Assistant will assist the Event Sales Coordinator in managing on-site events, ensuring day-of responsibilities are handled in a clear and confident manner. The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record, a strong work ethic, and ability to direct in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. This position is scheduled casually, as needed, at $15 per hour.  

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The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) is seeking seasonal, part-time carousel operator for the PNC Carousel in Schenley Plaza. Job duties include climbing a six (6) foot ladder to raise and lower the protective tarp, safely operating the carousel based on the standards set by the State of PA, keeping the ride area clean and safe, ensuring proper maintenance though daily inspection checklist, and performing seasonal duties as needed. The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record, strong customer service skills, and a strong work ethic. This position represents the PPC with the community, the City of Pittsburgh, and other non-profit partners to advance the mission of the organization.

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We provide training necessary to excel at your job for those who have a can-do spirit and positive attitude. Educators will have the opportunity to teach children ages pre-K through 12th grade in the Parks Conservancy’s school partner programs, outreach activities, and public programs. Assistant educators will have the opportunity to join our team of dedicated naturalist-educators as we take steps in our commitment to advancing equity in environmental education.  

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Environmental Education Internship and Sustainability Project Opportunities

Are you interested in helping people connect to the wonders of nature and parks? 

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is seeking enthusiastic people who want to learn about environmental education while assisting in our K-12 outdoor education programs at the Frick Environmental Center. Working with students from over 20 different schools across Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, we connect kids to nature in Frick Park and other green spaces. Join our team and help youth develop a love of nature, grow their curiosity, and learn science concepts. If you are interested, you can get involved in independent sustainability projects.  

Interns serve alongside our team of naturalist educators.  We value a holistic approach to learning and provide opportunities for interns to have real world teaching experience. We value the background and experience of all people and strive to be diverse and inclusive in who we serve and who we hire 

What You’ll Do 

Teach and co-lead children’s activities | Prepare and organize lesson materials | Foster curiosity and develop observation skills | Create a sense of belonging | Support science and nature learning | Work in a fun, team-based environment | Grow in your teaching skills. 

  • Unpaid  
  • Flexible schedule ranging between 8 – 10 hours per week.  
  • Training and professional development opportunities as your schedule allows.  
  • This is a yearlong (September – May) experience.  

To apply, send a resume and note about why you wish to have this internship to Patty Himes at

Community Engagement Internship

Move forward planning and engagement projects across the city through research, community meeting attendance, and administrative support. Interns will assist staff at community/volunteer events with a focus on engaging directly with community members and park stakeholders.

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*While these internships are unpaid, the intern will gain valuable on the job training.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where parents can play catch with their children, couples reconnect, families picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.

We believe in the power of parks.