MRPC is currently hiring for these positions:

Carousel/Guest Services Attendants

Responsible for the safe operation of the Carousel at Mill River Park.

Job Duties:

Operates the Carousel, following strict safety and mechanical procedures.

  • Provides public with information and riding instructions, resolves complaints and disputes by patrons.
  • Reports mechanical problems to supervisor, inspects grounds for cleanliness.
  • Relays all complaints and accidents to proper supervisor.
  • Assures the ride and ride area is maintained cleaned throughout the day.
  • Thorough knowledge of proper usage and safety factors of the Carousel.
  • Ability to give and enforce simple instructions.
  • Supports birthday parties and other special events at the Carousel.
  • Ability to get along well with others; reliability; good judgment; tact.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Will be required to work various shifts as project and park needs dictate, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literacy. Strong knowledge of all Microsoft applications.
  • Must have the ability to stand, walk, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel and lift up to forty pounds occasionally
  • Be able to work within a team environment to accomplish common goals.
  • Must be willing to take direction from managers and supervisors.
  • Must have a good grasp of reading, writing, and math.

Food Services Staff

Responsible for preparation, serving, and sale of various food items at the Carousel Pavilion.

 Job Duties:

  • Prepare and serve food with a smile!
  • Maintain an organized cash register for sale of products.
  • Monitor food temperatures during holding and serving.
  • Adhere to all company policies, including cash handling.
  • Observe proper sanitation guidelines at all times (hair restrained, hand washing, etc.).
  • Perform clean-up duties of all kinds before, during, and after a shift.
  • Exhibit proper Guest Service Skills at all times.
  • Report to work on time, as scheduled. Follow guidelines for proper notification of sick leave and vacations.
  • May be shifted to various locations, as staffing needs dictate.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Report all violations of company policy to management.
  • Responsible for adhering to Mill River Park uniform and grooming guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Will be required to work various shifts as project and park needs dictate, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literacy. Strong knowledge of all Microsoft applications.
  • Must have the ability to stand, walk, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel and lift up to forty pounds occasionally
  • Be able to work within a team environment to accomplish common goals.
  • Must be willing to take direction from managers and supervisors.
  • Must have a good grasp of reading, writing, and math.

Maintenance Technician 

The maintenance position is vital to the overall cleanliness and first impression of the Guests. Our maintenance staff is responsible for cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the Park grounds, interior and exterior of our building.

Job Duties

  • Delivers an unparalleled Guest experience through the best combination of food, drinks and games in an ideal environment for celebrating all out fun.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action.
  • Safely and correctly operates all equipment.
  • Uses all chemicals properly in the correct quantities for safety and cost control.
  • Adheres to all company safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Controls costs by not overstocking or disposing of unused materials.
  • Clean and maintain kitchen and dish areas, floors, walls and drains.
  • Responsible for maintenance storage areas, cleanliness and stocking.
  • Cleans and maintains all windows, lamps, mirrors and light fixtures.
  • Cleans and maintains floors and walls, and tile.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of all restroom areas, including restocking of supplies.
  • Polish all rails and hardware.
  • Cleans and maintains all ceiling fans, air intakes and HVAC air vents.
  • Cleans and maintains all mats.
  • Empties trash and cleans and maintains trash cans.
  • Assists other Team Members as needed or when business needs dictate.
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company Team Members to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate that will be conducive to maximum Team Member morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Must be friendly and able to smile a lot while working days, nights, and/or weekends as required.
  • Previous maintenance experience at a hotel or restaurant is preferred, but not required.
  • Must demonstrate ability to easily communicate with Guests and other Team Members.
  • Must be disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Is dressed in accordance with dress guidelines, looking neat, clean and professional at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work days, nights and/or weekends as required.
  • Work in noisy, fast paced environment with distracting conditions.
  • Read and write handwritten notes.
  • Lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Move about facility and stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk or stand 100% of shift.
  • Reach, bend, stoop, mop, sweep and wipe frequently.

To apply please fill out and submit a job application found here.  You can fill in and submit the application online by clicking the 'submit application' button at the bottom or save a copy to your computer and email to nia@millriverpark.org.

College Environmental Education Intern

This paid internship position at the Mill River Park Collaborative is for a college student majoring in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Conservation, Sustainability or another similar major. The main role of the intern is to assist the MRPC Programs Coordinator in the day-to-day operation of the Mill River Stewards Program. The Stewards Program is a summer-long program for Stamford high school students to learn about urban park stewardship, environmentalism, and careers in conservation.

Knowledge of contemporary environmental issues, native plant species, riparian ecosystems, and environmental justice is important. You will be working closely with the MRPC Programs and Land Care staff, as well as our summer high school interns. The ability to make sound decisions, lead by example, and willingness work in inclement weather (heat and rain) is crucial.

The internship runs from a flexible date in mid-May until the Stewards Program ends in the third week of August, and pays $12/hour. The Intern will be expected to work Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm, with the occasional Friday and/or Saturday. The Intern will join the MRPC staff about one month before the program starts in June in order to become familiar with the operation of Mill River Park, the staff, and the goals of the program. An extended absence is not acceptable.

Responsibilities:

o   Leading high school students in stewardship activities such as invasive plant removal, riverbank stabilization, litter cleanup, plant identification, plantings, etc.

o   Help design and deliver environmental education lessons

o   Help develop Stewards’ career materials (resumes, cover letters, etc)

o   Help make preparations for larger stewardship and conservation projects

o   Chaperone field trips such as the High Line and Central Park

o   Assisting with any other office work or field work that pertains to the program

Skills Required:

o   Ability and desire to work outside for up to 6 hours in a day

o   Must live in Stamford or the surrounding area, or be willing and able to relocate

o   A background in Environmental Studies or a closely-related field is required

o   Experience using basic tools (shovels, saws, etc.) and ability to lift 50 lbs…Experience with power tools and driving a tractor isn’t required but would be helpful

o   We are looking for someone who is passionate about environmental stewardship and working with youth. A high energy level, organizational skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate effectively are crucial!

If you’re interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter and resume to trent@millriverpark.org. Please include “EE Intern Application” in the subject line.  Applicants who meet the requirements will be contacted to set up a phone interview.

The Mill River Park Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.