Tyler Arboretum is a 650 acre public garden located in Media, Pennsylvania, only 40 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. One of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.
The Youth Educator/Naturalist position is for a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience in nature based youth education. Educators are responsible for delivering environmental education based programming to children in pre-K through 5th grades in small group settings. Youth programming at Tyler includes school field trips, school and library outreach programs, scout badge programs, and children’s eco-birthday parties. There are also opportunities for teaching family/adult programs.
Applicants must have current clearances for working with young in Pennsylvania: Report of Criminal History, Child Abuse History Clearance, Fingerprint Based FBI Criminal History Clearance.
Summer Camp Positions
Summer Camp Positions
Tyler Arboretum Summer Camp is a nature based camp designed to introduce children to the wonders of the outdoors and to help them make connections with nature and with new friends. Staff will lead campers on new adventures each day as they explore the stream, roam in the meadow, hike in the woods, find frogs, turtles and aquatic bugs, and play in the tree houses. Older campers are challenged with awesome outdoor experiences, field trips, outdoor adventure and overnights.
Specialist: Nature Education The Nature Education Specialist is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing a variety of environmentally based programs for children ages 6-16 during day camp. This position will use environmental lessons as a catalyst to develop life skills in youth. Must be at least 18 years old. Nature Specialist Job Description
Counselor: Naturalists The Naturalist Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children ages 11-13. On Wednesdays campers will take a field trip to a local venue, which may include paddle boarding, hiking, or a museum visit. Counselors will drive the mini-van. On Thursdays campers will camp out in the Arboretum. Counselors will be responsible for campers during the overnight. Must be at least 25 years old. Naturalists Counselor Job Description
Counselor: Explorers The Explorers Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children in grades 1-5, depending on specific group, in a nature-based environment. Explorer Counselors must be 18 years old. Explorer Counselor Job Description
Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until all positions are filled.