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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.

Current Opportunities

Summer Camp Positions

Summer Camp Positions

Age Group Coordinator – Filled
The summer camp Age Group Coordinator is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven leadership experience working with youth and mentoring staff. The Age Group Coordinator works directly with the camp directors as part of the camp leadership team to oversee the daily operations of camp, specifically supporting counselors and campers.

Age Group Coordinator Job Description

Administrative Coordinator 
The summer camp Administrative Coordinator is an administratively-minded and detail-oriented individual, with proven logistical and organizational experience. The Administrative Coordinator works directly with the camp directors as part of the camp leadership team to oversee the daily operations of camp, specifically managing the behind-the-scenes tasks of camp operations. This position is 50/30/20 split between administrative tasks, communication and camper engagement.

Administrative Coordinator Job Description

Specialists
The summer camp Specialists are dynamic and energetic individuals, with proven experience in nature based youth programming. Specialists are responsible for planning, leading, and implementing environmentally based lessons for children ages 6-16 during day camp. There are five specialty areas, each specialist is responsible for two-three of them:

  • Pond / Frogs
  • Nature-Based STEM Lessons
  • Wilderness Skills
  • Aftercare Games and Activities
  • Team Building Activities

Specialist Job Description

Multi-Age Camp Counselor
The Multi-Age Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing adventure experiences for campers of a variety of ages. Middle school and high school programs include off-site field trips, and overnights. Multi-Age Counselor will deliver programs and experiences for children ages 5-10, 11-13 and 14-17, depending on the week.

Multi-Age Counselor Job Description

Naturalist & Explorer Camp Counselor
The Naturalist & Explorer Camp Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for planning, leading, and implementing nature-based programs and camp experiences for children in elementary or middle school, depending on the week.This position leads off-site field trips as well as on-site overnights for middle school campers.

Naturalist & Explorer Counselor Job Description

Explorers Camp Counselor
The Explorers Camp Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and camp experiences for children in grades 1-5, depending on specific group, in a nature-based environment.

Explorer Counselor Job Description

 

To Apply
Please complete the Summer Camp Staff Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org.  Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Camp Staff Application Form for New Staff

Camp Staff Application Form for Returning Staff

Seasonal Mower, part time

Seasonal Mower: Seasonal. Part-time.  Reports to Director of Horticulture.          

Position Description:

Assist in carrying out the mission of Tyler Arboretum through all aspects of grounds maintenance, events, and building maintenance to the highest levels.

Reporting to the Arboretum Manager, the Seasonal Mower will be responsible for the maintenance of the turf areas through out the collections and in the natural areas, including trails.  Additional responsibilities include equipment cleaning and maintenance.  Must be comfortable using several types of mowers for long periods of time, string-trimming, and other horticultural tasks as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Maintain turf, trails and natural areas in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.

-Responsible for the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.

-Other duties as assigned.

-1-3 years working experience

Requirements:

Valid State issued motor vehicle operator’s license and insurability

Work Environment

-General work on the Arboretum’s grounds

-Requires frequent and prolonged equipment use, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

-Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds

-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org  References will be requested following initial interview.  Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

Rhododendron Gardener, part time

Rhododendron Gardener: Non-Exempt, Part time.  Reports to the Director of Horticulture.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the Wister Rhododendron collection, including perennial borders and groundcover plantings, gardens, trees and historic collections.  Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance, building maintenance and working with volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Maintain turf, woody and herbaceous plant materials, signage and labeling in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.

-Provide design support and plant selection to the Arboretum garden elements and master plan.

-Assist in the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.

-Assist in maintaining all interpretive signage, both temporary and permanent, throughout this collection.

-Assist the Education Department with setup, materials and teaching at the direction of the Director of Horticulture.

-Supervise summer, part-time, interns and volunteers as required.

-Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.

-Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

-Minimum of a BS or equivalent training in horticulture or a related field

– 3-5 years working experience

-Valid State issued motor vehicle operator’s license and insurability

-PA Pesticide Applicator’s License

Work Environment

-General work on the Arboretum’s grounds

-Requires frequent and prolonged equipment use, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

-Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds

-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org  References will be requested following initial interview.  Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

Gardener, part time

Gardener: Non-Exempt, Temporary Part time.  Reports to the Director of Horticulture.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the horticulture collections, including perennial borders and groundcover plantings, gardens, trees and historic collections.  Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance, building maintenance and working with volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

– Maintain turf, woody and herbaceous plant materials, trails and natural areas in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.

-Provide design support and plant selection to the Arboretum garden elements and master plan.

-Assist in the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.

-Assist in maintaining all interpretive signage, both temporary and permanent, throughout the arboretum.

-Assist the Education Department with setup, materials and teaching at the direction of the Director of Horticulture.

-Maintain all structural elements in the landscape, including fence repairs, directional signs, ponds and water courses, road and walk surfaces and snow removal.

-Building Maintenance tasks as assigned.

-Assist with Special Events at the direction of the Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Manager.

-Supervise volunteers as required.

-Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.

-Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

-Minimum of a BS or equivalent training in horticulture or a related field

– 3-5 years working experience

-Valid State issued motor vehicle operator’s license and insurability

Work Environment

-General work on the Arboretum’s grounds

-Requires frequent and prolonged equipment use, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

-Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds

-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org  References will be requested following initial interview.  Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

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