The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual who can help advance the Center’s mission. In addition to its scholarly and pedagogical endeavors, the Center’s main public activities include “Breakfast Talks” and one major conference in the Spring semester. Topics of past public lectures include the history of biking in Coney Island, the gentrification of Sunset Park, the history of the Gowanus Canal, and the creation of a solar energy cooperative at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The next annual conference in April 2020 will investigate the effects of the emerging hospitality sector on the communities along the Brooklyn waterfront.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for helping shape and facilitate 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. 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, usually Tuesday mornings and all day Thursday. You will also be asked to work Fridays on occasion.
Compensation: $20 per hour
Current Graduate Students Only
Start Date: Beginning of the Fall Semester 2019
To Apply: Send a resume and a one-page statement to Professor Richard E. Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject title “Project Coordinator.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.