Position Openings at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

From the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center:
We are currently accepting applications for four open positions at CHCMC/SOS. Click on the position to see the full job description. They can also be found on our blogs (SOS and CHCMC). Please forward widely!
Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but the deadline for the Americorps positions is August 15th.

Greyhound is Hiring…..

“. . . the company needs to hire 600 bus drivers.  No previous drving experience nor CDL (Commercial Drivers License) is needed.  They will train those hired.  Applicants need to be over 25 years old and be able to pass drug screening test…”

Starting salary is $25.00 per hour.
Interested parties should contact John Hall for further information at
773-925-1572 or 773-972-8196 or
click on the following link:  http://www.greyhound.com/en/drivingcareers.aspx

Saturday’s Suggestion – Provide an Internship


Over the course of the last two years, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center has formed a cadre of approximately twenty youth living in western Crown Heights.  The group is called Y.O. S.O.S. – Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets

Sick and tired of the violence that their peers engage in toward themselves and adults, they have received extensive training in how they (as youth) can play roles in stemming potentially violent situations before they get out of control.

An idea of the work they have been doing can be found by looking at their Facebook page

As a “perk” for doing this work, we are going to try to help them find summer jobs and internships. We want every youth to get a chance to interview for a placement by the time school gets out.  We are looking for the types of internships where the communication and problem solving skills that they have developed can be utilized.  We are looking for the types of internships where these kids can continue to grow.

Please contact Ruby-Beth Buitekant: rbuitekant@crownheights.org for more information.

**NEW** Job Openings at the New Barclays Center

With the Opening of The Brand New Home of the Brooklyn Nets in Downtown Brooklyn, the Center wants to reach out to Brooklyn Residents on their current job opportunities.

With about six months to go until arena opening, the the center is looking for outstanding professionals to help run Barclays Center. Current postings are listed below and the Center Management will continue to share job openings with us as they become available. 


Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises and retail organizations.

The Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to emphasize real-world labor expectations, increase awareness of services offered by local community-based organizations, and provide opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, academic improvement and social growth. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 18. If you have further questions about the program, contact NYC Youth Connect at 800-246-4646.

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens: NY Aquarium

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is welcoming new applications for its Teen Docent Program , where people ages 15 and up help staff exhibits and teach visitors about marine conservation.

Docent responsibilities include:

  • Speaking with aquarium visitors and giving exhibit chats using biological artifacts and other visual aids
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of special events
  • Staffing information and craft tables during special events on-site and off-site
  • Assisting Education Department instructors with school and family programs
  • Teaching visitors how to interact with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other animals at our touch pools
  • Conducting short marine conservation programs on the Coney Island Boardwalk outside of the aquarium entrance

Admission to the aquarium docent program is competitive. After an interview and orientation, accepted candidates must complete an intensive training course. The training includes sessions on marine science and public speaking skills.

Applicants under age 18 must have a teacher fill out the recommendation form and a parent must sign it. Applications are accepted between March 15 and May 18. An interview is mandatory.

Applications received after the May 18th deadline will not be considered. Once accepted into the docent program, you will be required to attend one of the following two 7-day training courses this summer, taking place from 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.:

Summer Training Course
For summer and year-long docents
Fall Training Course
For academic-year and year-long docents
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Saturday, August 18, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012 Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012 Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012 Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012 Saturday, September 1, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012 Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, July 2nd, 2012 Sunday, September 9, 2012

If you have any questions, call 718-265-3450, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m. or email nyadocent@wcs.org.

Brooklyn Networks is NOW Recruiting for its June Cycle

Brooklyn Networks helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start careers in high-speed data and voice transmission cable installation.  After intensive training in our custom-built lab, Brooklyn Networks graduates are placed in jobs as technicians with companies installing voice and data lines, security systems, broadcast cable and audio/video systems.
Job Training AND Placement                          
Brooklyn Networks is an exciting and challenging program that allows its students to earn an internationally recognized certificate  with hands-on training that will enable them to install cable lines for computers, telephones, security systems, A/V equipment and broadcast cable at  NO COST TO THE STUDENT!
Once our students have completed the required 5-week course we provide job placement services to get them working in the field
Minimum Requirements:
  • MUST be a NYC Resident
  • 21 years or older
  • MUST have a valid NYS driver’s license
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Qualify as low income OR receiving public assistance
  • MUST pass a drug test
  • MUST pass a reading & math test at the 8th grade level
Orientations are held  every Tuesday at 10:00 AM sharp

(No RSVP required)
621 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Attend orientation NOW to increase your chances of enrollment in the upcoming class!
Still have questions?
Please feel free to contact us at: 718-237-2017 ext. 149 or ext. 182.

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2nd Round Coney Island Recruitment!

Coney Island Is Hiring!

Coney Island is hiring for the 2012 summer season! Over 8 local businesses, together with the Coney Island Development Corporation (CIDC) are recruiting for seasonal positions. If you are interested in landing one of these great positions, please attend one of the upcoming screening events.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
MCU Park
1904 Surf Avenue
Thursday, April 26, 2012
MCU Park
1904 Surf Avenue

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