Jobs & Internships

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (FoKAG) is a small, tight-knit team dedicated to making this oasis in Washington, DC a thriving place. Join the team!

***We are no longer accepting applications for the Executive Director position***

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (FoKAG) Executive Director (ED) will have a unique opportunity to grow a transformative organization that enhances and supports Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for the benefit of local residents and visitors for generations to come. The ED is responsible for organizational management, coordination with the National Park Service, building and strengthening community connections, and various other responsibilities related to project and program implementation, partnership building, and activity development. Key attributes include strong partnership, communication, and relationship building skills; an entrepreneurial approach to leadership; and the flexibility, patience, and confidence to work with competing interests and across jurisdictions. An ideal candidate can work within local racial and cultural contexts to uplift new possibilities and enhance accessibility for the park, local communities, and the region. 

The ED reports to the Board of Directors and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ staff, programs, and expansion and execution of its mission. The ED will initially need to develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and annual work plans.   

Currently this is a hybrid position, with two days a week in the office in downtown Washington DC. Some night and weekend work is expected; including events hosted at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. 

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens offers a competitive benefits package including health and dental care, paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave, flexibility in work arrangements and developmental opportunities.

Read the full position description here.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to