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The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) is seeking part-time custodial staff for the Frick Environmental Center (FEC)As one of the greenest buildings in the world, the Visitor Experience Associate, Environmental Services will assist with the day-to-day upkeep of the facility, ensuring it is clean, safe, and welcoming to thousands of visitors annually. The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some weekend and holiday work. This position is currently scheduled for up to 30 hours per week at $15-$17 per hour, depending on experience. 

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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 are seeking a passionate and motivated individual to join the PPC’s Horticulture and Forestry (H&F) team, as a Restoration Steward in Hays Woods.  Hays Woods borders the southern edge of the City of Pittsburgh between St. Clair and New Homestead and is a 600+ acre expanse of urban forest, meadows, and trails.  In the summer of 2023, Hays Woods became Pittsburgh’s newest park.  This is a field-based, manual labor position, responsible for work relating to invasive species management, trail work, tree planting, and other ecological restoration activities. 

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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.

Click here to learn more. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Erin Tobin (

*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.



The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy seeks proposals from qualified consultants to facilitate refreshing and updating its strategic plan. The strategic planning process will result in a comprehensive three to five‐year plan based on considerable research and extensive input from a variety of stakeholders. The finished plan will identify goals and objectives that will be used to guide priorities and build consensus around the organization’s future. Identified priorities must be grounded in operational and fiscal sustainability and incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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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.