Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center

waterfrontThe Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual who can advance the Center’s mission of being a place-based research and pedagogical forum that engages with the physical and cultural elements of the waterfront and its neighborhoods. The Center’s main public activities for each academic year include four “Breakfast Talks” and one major conference in the Spring semester. Topics of past Breakfast Talks include the history of biking in Coney Island, the gentrification of Sunset Park, and the use of Citizen Science to understand the Gowanus Canal. The next annual conference in April 2016 will focus on manufacturing along the Brooklyn Waterfront.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for helping to shape events, promote them to CUNY and the public, and oversee the logistics of the events. Knowledge of urban planning, geography, politics, and history is helpful as most topics that the Center explores deal with one or more of these disciplines. An ability to understand and use online tools such as WordPress, EventBrite, and MailChimp is essential as is the ability to learn how to operate the Center’s custom-designed, interactive digital map. In practice, the role of project coordinator bridges academia, urban planning, and event coordination. The candidate will work closely with the Center’s director.

Time Commitment: 8-15h/week, Daytime availability required (especially Thursdays)

Compensation: $20 per hour

Current Graduate Students Only

Start Date: Beginning of the Spring Semester 2016

To Apply: Send a resume and a one-page statement to Professor Richard E. Hanley The application is due by December 7, 2015.