Youth Programs Manager (Gardening and Food Justice)

New York, United States · Programming


Friends of the High Line (FHL) is the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation’s not-for-profit partner working to ensure the High Line is maintained as a great public space for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing the fundraising, maintenance, and operations of the High Line, FHL offers a robust calendar of public art and programming.

High Line Youth Programs started with a paid, two-week pilot program for teens in 2012. Six years later, we provide jobs and meaningful programming experiences for 30 teens and over 100 alumni. Our work currently encompasses four program areas: 1) urban gardening & food justice, 2) cultural production & social justice, 3) civic participation and 4) alumni network cultivation. High Line Teen programs were developed in response to our community engagement initiatives, with the goal of providing meaningful work experience for teens, with a focus on the local neighborhood.

Role Overview

The Youth Programs Manager will work alongside the Manager of Youth Cultural Organizing and the Associate Director of Education & Cultural Organizing to ensure the growth and success of the High Line’s Youth Programs.

This position will be the program manager, lead facilitator, and curriculum developer for Green Council, a group of 14 local teens who learn about horticulture, agriculture, and food justice, work on the High Line, and support various community gardens. This person will also be the primary representative for FHL in the Youth Food Justice Network, a citywide group who builds shared learning space for youth organizations involved in the food movement.


Program Administration

Youth Development

Departmental Advancement

Partnerships & Collaboration





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