Thank you for your interest in Boston Harbor Now.  We are an intentionally diverse workplace. We recognize that people bring their personal histories to work and that we make better decisions when we include a wide range of experiences and opinions. Current job openings:

Director of Planning

Boston Harbor Now is an exciting new civic organization in Boston building on 60 years of experience invested in realizing all that Boston Harbor* contributes to the city and the region. We are committed to increasing the impact of the harbor through planning, policy, programming and promoting the economic, social and environmental benefits.

Boston Harbor Now is looking for a Director of Planning who will lead Boston Harbor Now’s planning work, including working with the city and other partners, to develop a comprehensive plan for Boston Harbor. Working in collaboration with our partners, we will create the vision for a bold and exciting 21st Century harbor addressing development, equitable access, climate resilience, parks, infrastructure, and industry. This effort will include a robust public process focused on growing the constituency for Boston Harbor.

The Director of Planning will represent Boston Harbor Now in other harbor related planning efforts and participate as a senior member of the Boston Harbor Now team.

For a detailed job description, click here to download the Director of Planning and BHN Core Principles.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, Boston Harbor Now aims to create a
thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member, all aspects and perspectives of our team.

To apply please send your resume/CV and cover letter to or consideration.
*Boston Harbor is intended to include the waterfront, watersheet and islands


Summer Programs and Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

This summer, Boston Harbor Now seeks two motivated and energetic interns to assist with recreational programming and special events in Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. Taking direction from the programs team, these interns will help to facilitate a series of enriching public programs on a regular weekly basis, including children’s art activities, adult fitness programs, concerts and theater performances, and weekly public kayak programs. This position is based out of our office in downtown Boston but duties take place largely outdoors within the park.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working outdoors on the islands with a diverse audience of families and community groups visiting the park
  • Leading games, arts and crafts, and other play activities for children and families
  • Completing 3-day kayak instructor training program and offering introductory kayak classes to the public
  • Setting up equipment and working with musicians to help facilitate outdoor concert series
  • Working with fitness instructors to deliver fitness classes in the park
  • Helping to plan and implement larger special events such as our 5K, Family Fun Day, Fitness Day, and Free Ferry Days
  • Promoting program offerings through online calendars and social media
  • Representing Boston Harbor Now in interactions with vendors, staff and the public
  • Other duties in the office and in the park as needed

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is highly organized and punctual
  • Has a strong work ethic, is good at taking direction and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Has a demonstrated interest in public parks and/or community programming and events
  • Has experience working with children and families
  • Has experience working with groups and the public, particularly in an event setting
  • Is interested in music and performing arts
  • Is comfortable leading outdoor recreational activities
  • Is comfortable lifting 40 pounds and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Hours: This position is approximately 4 days per week. Schedule during peak summer months will generally be Friday – Monday, but my vary. All candidates must commit to working weekends. This position starts on June 5 and lasts until September 3.

Wage: $3000 summer stipend upon completion of internship


To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to
Application Deadline: May 22, 2017

MLK Scholars Summer Fellowship for Boston High School (2) Students

Boston Harbor Now is currently accepting applications for two (2) paid internship positions for Boston Public School high school students. This opportunity is through the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars program. These internships are open to current Boston Public School high school students between the ages of 15 – 18 year of age.

The program starts on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and ends Friday, August 18, 2017. MLK Scholars will each be paid $1,825 total for working 20-25 hours per week for 7 weeks.

If you know any BPS high school students looking for a summer opportunity, please have them forward a resume and brief cover letter to Christian Merfeld at

Deadline for applications: June 9, 2017