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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

Seasonal Mower

Seasonal Mower Reports to the Director of Horticulture  This position is Non-Exempt

Tyler Arboretum’s Horticulture Department has an opening for a seasonal mower to work 37.5 hours a week from April through until November. This position will be responsible for all mowing operations at the Arboretum.

Qualifications: Candidates must be self-directed, organized, responsible, and possess good verbal communication skills. Grounds and mowing experience is desirable. This position requires operation of several different types of riding mowers, a push mower, and string trimmers. Equipment maintenance is required (oil, lube, cleaning machines, changing blades, etc.). This person must be willing and able to lift up to 50 lb. and work in all weather conditions. A valid, state-issued driver’s license is required.

Schedule: This position is full-time, seasonal (April through November), approximately 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility in weekly hours worked is needed to perform these tasks. To apply, please send a resume with a cover letter and references to: Michael Karkowski, Director of Horticulture, Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media PA 19063 mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org Phone: 610-566-9134, ext. 222 Fax: 610-891-1490 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Summer Camp Staff

Summer Camp Positions

Camp Counselor: Tiny Trackers
The Tiny Trackers Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children ages 4-5, in the half day camp. After campers leave, counselors will also be responsible for planning and implementing the weekly “All Camp” activities. Maximum 10 campers. Must be at least 18 years old. Tiny Trackers Job Description

Camp Counselor: Explorers
The Explorer Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children ages 5-11, divided by ages. Must be at least 18 years old.  Explorers Job Description

Camp 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 kayaking, climbing, 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. Naturalist Job Description

Camp Counselor: Naturalists/Adventurers
The Naturalists/Adventurer Camp Counselor will run four weeks of Naturalist groups (see above) and three weeks of Adventurer groups. The Adventurer counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for children ages 13-15. On Thursdays campers will camp depart for a 2-day off-site field trip with overnight. These trips consist of hiking and camping. Counselors will be responsible for campers during the overnight. Counselors will drive the mini-van for all off-site excursion. Must be at least 25 years old. Naturalist/Adventurer Job Description

Nature Education Specialist
The Nature Education Specialistis responsible for planning, leading, and implementing a variety of environmentally based programs for children ages 4-15. This position will use environmental lessons as a catalyst to develop life skill sin you. Experience facilitating team building initiatives, experiential learning, and an understanding of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle desired. Must be at least 18 years old. Nature Education Specialist Job Description

Staff Application Instructions

Camp Staff Application Form 2017

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