Poets’ Walk Park (PWP) Gatekeeper

Reporting to: Senior Parks Manager

Mission of Position: The mission of the Gatekeeper position is to limit use of Poets’ Walk Park to the permitted daylight hours of operation.

Qualifications: The PWP Gatekeeper must possess punctuality, diligence, and commitment.  The position requires a responsible individual who has attention to detail and can be a friendly and welcoming presence when at the park and in contact with visitors.  Must have a demonstrated interest for equity and inclusion or all people enjoying our parks.          

Background: Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. A crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with more than 10,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources.

We are guided by these enduring principles:

  • Everyone deserves opportunities to experience the Hudson River, to enjoy open space and to have a voice in decisions affecting their community.
  • The beauty of the Hudson River Valley is a unique source of spiritual and artistic vitality and must be preserved forever.
  • An outstanding quality of life is achievable only when a clean, healthy environment is a key component of economic growth.

Principle Responsibilities may include:

  • Close gate 15 minutes after posted closing time, seven days a week, year-round.  (Nov 1 thru Mar 13 – 6:00 pm, Mar 14 thru Apr 30 – 7:30 pm, May 1 thru Sep 30 – 8:30 pm, Oct 1 – Oct 31- 7:30 pm)
  • Check parking lot area and entry arbor for vandalism, dumping or damage and report any findings.
  • Maintain a log of the license plates of any vehicles left in the lot after the park’s closure.
  • On occasions where vehicles are left in lot after closing, Gatekeeper will return to the lot to insure the gate has been closed after any/all vehicles depart. 

Compensation: Part-time, $15.25/hr, no benefits. 

Contact: Applications should be emailed to:  Send resume and cover letter to. Further information can be found on our website:

Scenic Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting cultural diversity and excellence. We are committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and strive to serve all of the people of the Hudson Valley by evaluating our projects, strategic initiatives and outcomes through that lens.