Jobs & Internships

OPEN: Board of Directors Post

Concrete Safaris currently has two openings with our board of directors. These are volunteer positions with a fundraising component, and a commitment of 2 years. Learn more HERE.

Apply for a position below HERE.

FULL-TIME POSITIONS (PAID) -- None available at this time. Please check back next year.


PART-TIME POSITION (PAID) Photography Specialist
Concrete Safaris – East Harlem, NY 
$17 / hour - Part-time (20 hours/week)

Opportunity for someone who loves photography, children and youth, and community building, and desires to make an impact in an underserved community. Concrete Safaris is seeking a part-time photography instructor to work with 2nd - 5th grade students in our after school program and 14-24-year-olds in our internship program.


The Photography Specialist teaches children and youth the fundamentals of using cameras and accessories, including technique, theme, composition, and other basic photography techniques. A final exhibition of selected photographs 
centered around environmental health will be held in June for the community. The Photography Specialist will help to create and modify after-school curriculum as needed, and train interns to assist with and lead lessons. S/he will also plan and execute the final exhibit, including final selection of photos, framing and hanging photos, and curating exhibit with the NYC Department of Health. 

Minimum of 21 years of age. Certification in First Aid and CPR. Possess strong listening, communication, and organizational skills. Must be skilled in both black and white, and color digital photography. High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in education, photography, fine arts, mixed media, or related field preferred. Prior experience and enthusiasm for working with school children and youth preferred. Outgoing and friendly personality; responsible, punctual, professional and motivated. Experience living and photographing in an urban setting preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus. Ability to meet and deal courteously with the public and garden visitors. Ability to use standard office equipment including computers, printers, and copy machines, computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel, and photography editing programs. Must be available December 2017 - June 2018 

Physical Requirements 
Ability to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Mobility of arms to reach, dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate large and small objects. Ability to stand for long periods. Ability to walk long distances. Ability to lift, push and/or pull objects, which may be approximately 50 pounds.  Ability to work outdoors and tolerate varying weather conditions. Some Saturday work is required. 

Responsibilities: 1. Creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere for our participants. 2. Allowing participants the opportunity to express themselves through art and activity. 3. Leading all photography sessions. 4. Creating new and exciting creative experiences for participants. 5. Responsible for maintaining inventory of supplies. 6. Responsible for submitting ordering requests to Executive Director and having equipment ready and functioning on a daily basis. 7. Responsible for the clean-up and organization of the photography area. 8. Participating in and assisting with programmatic needs including photographing community events. 9. Additional duties as assigned.


Please review before you apply to better understand what we do. No phone calls, please.

INTERNSHIPS - To apply for any position below, click HERE.

Garden Program Intern (Paid)

Build your skills as a Garden Program Intern by learning how to garden and how to teach gardening in the after school, summer, and field trips settings. Work with 7-12-year-old children. Must be available for 20-hours per week, including 3 - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, during the school year. Must be physically fit and capable of gardening and staying active for up to 6 hours per day. Map reading skills a plus. Must have a non-violent, non-sexual criminal history and be between the ages of 16 and 24.

How to apply

Please complete the online application above.

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
20 hours per week
Times of day
Mostly Afternoons & Some Morning / Evenings
Days of week
Weekdays & Some Saturdays
Fixed schedule
Start and end dates
Immediate start - December 2016 with possibility for extension

Details for all volunteer positions....

New York, NY

See above mentioned descriptions.

See above mentioned descriptions
All volunteers must pass the NYC DOE screening requirements, background check and National Sex Offender Check [when applicable].

Compensation and Benefits: 
N/A. All positions may be adapted for an internship format. College credit may be obtained in connection with your university, so long as your university agrees.

How to Apply: 

As an equal opportunity program, Concrete Safaris encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or physical ability, and evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

Interested? Please apply HERE.