Be a gardener, and 8 other jobs out there this spring/summer

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Yeah, this job doesn’t look too bad. (via flickr user Goosefriend)

Oh hello, job hunters! Now that you’ve gotten off Craigslist, you’ve no doubt shut your computer and are going door-to-door begging some poor sucker to give you a job, ANY job, seriously, LOOKIT MY FACE, HOW CAN YOU REFUSE THIS FACE. We’ve been there, don’t worry. Luckily, there are a whole bunch of jobs opening up this season to get your summer rent in place — check them out below:

Funky futuristic electronics company MakerBot is looking for a social media manager to work out of  its offices in Downtown Brooklyn. Sounds like you’ll be focusing on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn pages, putting up daily posts and monitoring outreach, but you’ll also probably get to play with some pretty cool high tech toys. 3+ years of PR or some other marketing experience required.

For you outdoorsy folks out there, SolarOne in Peter Cooper Village is looking for a seasonal gardener to help spruce up Stuyvesant Cove Park. Duties include weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, plus you’ll be in charge of a gaggle of interns and volunteers on site in addition to helping out with a few fun kids and arts events in the park. They ask that you be familiar with organic gardening and Northeast natives, whatever that means, and have at least three years of horticulture experience behind you.

Cobble Hill wedding and custom cake makers Nine Cakes are looking for a part time baker to work Wednesdays and Thursdays, mixing, baking and making cakes, cupcakes and other delicious goodies. Please have at least a year’s worth of professional baking experience before applying, and make sure you can lift up to 50 pounds; Food Handler’s Certificate is a definite plus.

In the spirit of Peggy Olson and Michael Ginsburg’s return, advertising firm Huge is always looking for help down at their DUMBO headquarters: right now, they need a freelance copywriter to roll out quippy lines for their big firms along with a freelance illustrator to provide the visuals. Those applying former should have three years of copywriting experience, with two years necessary for the latter.

Super-popular startup design website Fab.com is also looking for a copywriter, but this gig has the benefit of being full time…with benefits! Interest and knowledge of quirky artistic design is a plus, along with three years of editorial writing experience. You can also catch Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg at NYU’s Startup Week keynote event tonight.

For those harboring curatorial curiosity, the Brooklyn Museum is hiring a public information associate; it’s a full time gig that requires two years of PR experience, and you’ll be writing up press materials and help rummage write-ups and blurbs in magazines, blogs and other publications. If that’s not quite up your alley, the museum is also looking for a part-time editorial assistant to work on their website, where you’ll be proof-reading, copy-editing and fixing HTML errors on all blurbs and materials that go up on the site.

Lastly, education reform organization New Visions for Public Schools needs teachers to help out 73 of the city’s schools that have been testing low over the past few years. You need a bachelor’s degree and a New York State certification in whatever subject you’ll be teaching, and jobs are available all over the city, including in Brooklyn and Manhattan; you have until April 30th to apply for a position during the 2013-’14 school year.

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  1. Super news, thank you for the humor and the offers :-).

    I try to find a job in Brookly as I will settle there next August. French editor, I am looking for an editor or assistant editor position, or even social media manager job.

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