Position Title: Socrateen, Socrateens’ Resilience Lab
Department: Education
Reports To: Director of Education
Position Classification: Temporary, Seasonal, Teen Program
Work Site Location: Socrates Sculpture Park
Salary Range: $18.00/hr

Socrates Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned contemporary arts organization and public park is seeking 10 High School students for the Socrateens’ Resilience Lab program for Summer 2024 (July – August). Learn more about this unique opportunity HERE >>>

Socrateens’ Resilience Lab (formerly AH-YES) participants work together to improve the built environment at Socrates, and make it more sustainable.  In 2022 and 2023, participants designed and built two roof-top meadows and living walls – now home to hundreds of native plants growing on 28 tons of soil.

The program aims to provide hands-on experience, mentorship and encourages individual growth, while working together as a team. Our dedicated teens will learn to problem solve, get creative, and use their hands to create a greener and more conscious world.

Socrateens’ Resilience Lab members will

  • Learn how to handle and build with tools
  • Brainstorm, design, and implement sustainable systems
  • Learn about green jobs and green infrastructure
  • Learn about banking and financial literacy
  • Learn about wellness and mindfulness
  • Visit like-minded local partnering organizations


  • Open to all NYC High School students, 9th grade to 2024 graduates.

Work Environment

This job operates outdoors in the Park. Under supervision and with training, this role routinely uses tools and machinery. The program includes travel off-site for field trips.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee will need to climb a ladder; and be able to lift more than 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a seasonal full-time exempt position from July – August 2024, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There may be times when you are required to work outside of usual work hours. NYC residency is preferred.


$18 per hour

To Apply
Qualified candidates should apply at the link below. Deadline: May 15

No phone calls please. Positions will remain open until filled.

Have Questions? 
Please email Director of Education, Doug Paulson, at dp@socratessculpturepark.org

Socrates Sculpture Park is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Park is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from communities otherwise underrepresented in the arts.