Current Job Opportunities
Summer Camp Educator
Position: Tyler Arboretum seeks energetic individuals to join our team as camp educators for our full and half-day children’s summer camps. Individuals will supervise camp participants and facilitate hands-on nature activities, games, crafts and discovery hikes.
Qualifications: Applicants must enjoy teaching children in an outdoor setting; have knowledge of the natural environment and skills in teaching and motivating students. Educators should be enthusiastic, responsible, and willing and able to take charge.
Duration: The camp runs from June 24th to August 16th (shortened July 4th week) with pre-camp training June 17th to the 21st. Educators rotate pre- and post- camp childcare.
Camp Information: See description on the Tyler Arboretum Website
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Send a resume with cover letter and names of 3 references with contact information to: Martha L. Moore, Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063 or email email@example.com
Youth Education Internship
Tyler Arboretum is seeking a student for our Youth Education Internship. This is a great opportunity to gain programming experience at a small, non-profit arboretum. The intern will help the Youth Education Coordinator enhance, plan and implement field trips, scout groups, birthdays and public programs. Applicants should have strong attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a positive personality. Internship is part-time, non-paid. Schedule is flexible. Internship runs January 2013 through May 2013.
Assist Youth Education Coordinator with program planning, enhancement and implementation
Update Facebook page with relevant information regarding youth education programs.
Update online calendars with youth programs
Help develop an initiative to involve families and teachers through a blog or other web-based forum
Help with maintenance and organization of non-formal education department
Currently pursuing a degree in education, natural sciences or other related field.
Ability to work with children of all ages
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Strong written and communication skills.
Strong computer skills, particularly MS Office
To Apply: Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Youth Education Coordinator, Martha L. Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary Range: This is an unpaid internship and is for school credit only.
Reports to: The Communications Specialist, with frequent collaboration with the directors of public programs, special events and membership.
Tyler Arboretum, a non-profit organization and one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States that is considered a valued community resource and cultural destination, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the communications field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the unique communication needs of a multi-faceted organization that combines elements of a museum, library, educational, horticultural and special events-oriented destination, and will complete this program ready to enter any fast-paced non-profit organization with excellent skills. It’s essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.
Duties may include:
- Monitor all forms of media
- Search for press clippings
- Writing PR materials or marketing copy including press releases and website copy
- Posting events to community calendars
- Managing PR archives
- Preparing media kits
- Working with other departments to improve communication efforts
- Interacting with outside design vendors and members of the media
- Website evaluation and recommendations
- Assisting with social media outreach efforts
- Possible opportunities for filming, interviewing and editing video
- Collecting research and assisting the Arboretum’s overall marketing and PR campaigns.
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply.
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism
The position is considered an unpaid internship and requires 15-20 hours a week (depending on duties assigned). The intern will be provided with all tools necessary to complete job requirements. While the majority of the position duties will be completed in the office, some activities are outdoors.
Minimum Job Requirements
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, proof-reading skills, the ability to work to deadlines and effectively multi-task. Working knowledge of AP writing style and an interest in a career in non-profits is highly regarded.
Office Hours, Monday-Thursday, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Length and time period of internship will depend on each intern’s individual goals, but must be for a minimum of 10 weeks during summer.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Please e-mail cover letter, résumé and 3 writing samples to Laura McPhail at email@example.com.