Bryant Park Sanitation Crew

Bryant Park is a public park conveniently located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets in midtown Manhattan. It is visited by over 5 million people each year and is one of the busiest public spaces in the world. Our website,, is available for more detailed information.

Bryant Park sanitation workers are expected to:

  • Uphold high standards of cleanliness along a specific route within the park, including picking up litter, sweeping, wiping tables and emptying garbage bins
  • Move furniture (tables, chairs, and garbage bins) to prepare for events in the park
  • Lift 50lbs of garbage out of bins and into a large dumpster, then push dumpster to trash collection location and empty it
  • Remove snow by shovel or snow blower and salt pathways (seasonally)
  • Familiarize themselves with information about the park and layout to assist park visitors
  • Take direction from management staff regarding special assignments
  • Maintain neat appearance in uniform and hygiene
  • Work evenings and weekends as needed on a scheduled basis
  • Work outdoors in most weather conditions

Successful Bryant Park sanitation workers are:

  • Able to understand written and spoken English
  • Proficient in interpreting maps of the park to complete supervisors' instructions
  • Perceptive to surroundings
  • Prompt in completing tasks
  • Flexible in their willingness to switch tasks at a moment's notice
  • Courteous and helpful when answering any questions from park patrons
  • Tidy in appearance and grooming

There are several full-time positions available with varying hours. Applicants with previous maintenance experience are given preference in hiring. Pay is $9/hour with opportunity for overtime and raises for good performance. Employees who work 30 hours a week will be eligible for health insurance and other benefits after 90 days of full-time work.

To Apply:

To apply, please email a resume with job history and a current phone number to In the subject line, write "Sanitation Crew Application." Only applicants selected for an interview will be called. The interview will include a brief reading and comprehension test as well as a basic map-interpretation test. No advanced preparation is necessary for these tests.