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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

Youth Educator/Naturalist

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.

Youth Educator/Naturalist Job Description

Weekend Youth Educator/Naturalist

The Weekend Youth Educator/Naturalist position is for an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with proven experience in nature based education. Weekend educators are responsible for delivering environmental education based programming to children and adults in small group settings. Weekend programming at Tyler includes scout badge programs, children’s eco-birthday parties, family/adult programs, and seasonal mini-events.

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.

Weekend Youth Educator/Naturalist Job Description

Assistant Summer Camp Director - Seasonal

The Assistant Camp Director will support the Camp Director in the daily operations of camp and will assist in many of the administrative aspects of camp, oversee the health and safety of campers, communicate with parents, and assist in the supervision of camp staff. The Assistant Camp Director will help educators with program planning and substitute teach when needed.

Assistant Camp Director Job Description

 

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.

Assistant Camp Director  The Assistant Camp Director will support the Camp Director in the daily operations of camp and will assist in many of the administrative aspects of camp, oversee the health and safety of campers, communicate with parents, and assist in the supervision of camp staff. The Assistant Camp Director will help educators with program planning and substitute teach when needed. Assistant Camp Director Job Description

Coordinator The Summer Camp Coordinator is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven leadership experience working with youth and mentoring staff. The Coordinator works directly with full-time leadership staff to oversee the daily operations of camp, specifically supporting counselors and campers. Coordinator Job Description

Specialist: Outdoor and Trips The Summer Camp Outdoor and Trip Specialist is a dynamic and energetic individual, with outdoor skills and experience leading youth in the wilderness. The Outdoor and Trip Specialist is responsible for teaching outdoor skills, supervising youth on field trips and leading on-site and offsite overnights. Outdoor & Trips Specialist Job Description

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

Specialist: Interest Groups & After Care The Summer Camp Interest Group Specialist is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience in nature based youth programming. The Specialist is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing a variety of environmentally based programs for children ages 6-16 during day camp and aftercare. Must be at least 18 years old. Interest Group Specialist Job Description

Counselor: Adventurers The Adventurer counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and experiences for a variety of age groups. The Adventurer Camp Counselor will run four weeks of Adventurer groups (ages 13-15), two weeks of Naturalist groups and two weeks of Explorer groups (see below). During Adventurer weeks, campers will camp depart for a 2-day off-site field trip with overnight (Thursday-Friday). These trips consist of hiking and camping. Counselors will be responsible for campers during the overnight. Adventurer counselors will also lead a 5-day adventure trip to the Poconos. Counselors will drive the mini-van for all off-site excursion. Must be at least 25 years old. Adventurer Counselor 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

 To Apply:

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 lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until all positions are filled.

Summer Camp Staff Application: New Staff

Summer Camp Staff Application: Returning Staff

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