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The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.
Description: The Morris Arboretum is looking for industrious, part-time seasonal gardeners to assist with a broad range of garden maintenance tasks. This position frequently requires the expenditure of physical labor and the use of motorized equipment and other tools. Duties/Responsibilities include trimming, mowing, weeding, watering, planting, pruning, and weed control. This is a 20-29 hour per week position that operates within the standard workweek (Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:00PM). The exact schedule can be somewhat flexible. Seasonal Gardeners are not eligible for Penn benefits, except to the extent required by applicable law.
Duties and Responsibilities
Date Available: Beginning March 2019
How to Apply: Please complete the University of Pennsylvania’s Application for Temporary Employment and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (located near Chestnut Hill) is hiring Visitor Experience Staff to assist the many guests (over 130,000 a year!) who visit the garden.
Visitor Experience Staff greet visitors, handle admissions and parking, run the gift shop, answer questions, sell memberships, and assist guests wherever possible.
VE Staff are the face of the Morris Arboretum and a vital part of the team, ensuring a memorable, positive experience for our guests. As such, VE Staff must be professional, reliable, friendly, and have exceptional customer service skills. They must also be comfortable working with computers, handling money, working outside, and standing for extended periods of time. Flexibility, working well under pressure, a sense of humor, and a strong sense of teamwork are also beneficial skills to have for this role.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support a world-renowned Arboretum, enjoy a flexible schedule, and work with amazing people.
This is a year-round, part-time (approximately 8-16 hour/week), paid position with variable hours. Having your own transportation is helpful, as the Arboretum is not near public transportation.
Hourly Rate: $11-12/hour
To apply, please send your resume and a letter of interest or brief summary about why you are interested in and qualified for the position to: email@example.com
The Morris Arboretum is seeking Summer Camp Counselors to work collaboratively with a team of education professionals in the Arboretum’s full-day summer camp program. Our camp runs from June 24th-August 2nd during the hours of 8:30am to 3:30pm. Adventure Camp Counselors develop their own curriculum, lead hands-on activities and hiking expeditions, develop science lessons, crafts, and games for children ages 4 to 11. This position requires a highly dependable creative nature lover with strong leadership skills, who enjoys being outside
Compensation: $17.00 per hour
Once hired for the position, a valid PA child abuse history clearance, fingerprinting, and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check is required through the University of Pennsylvania.
How to Apply: Email resume, cover, and references to Tiffany Stahl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: One-year, Starts June 17, 2019
Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Compensation: $12.70 per hour plus benefits including vacation, health insurance and tuition benefits
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Description: The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a 166-acre public garden in Philadelphia, has nine year-long, full-time internship positions available. The positions are open in education, urban forestry, plant protection, plant propagation, arboriculture, botany, horticulture, natural lands and the rose and flower garden. Interns work alongside experts in the public horticulture field, and take two University of Pennsylvania courses, "Understanding Plants" and "Evaluating Public Gardens." This course is offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Interns receive academic credit for successfully completing the class.
Qualifications: Background in horticulture, biology, botany, landscape design, land management, or education. For a complete position descriptions and specific qualifications for each position: Click here
To Apply: Send or e-mail letter of intent, resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference (these can be sent directly to Jan McFarlan from the person writing them) to:
Jan McFarlan, Internship Coordinator
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Description: The Morris Arboretum, located in the northwest corner of Philadelphia, just outside of Chestnut Hill, is in need of part-time help in our facilities department. The assignment includes custodial work, events support, cleaning of water features throughout the garden, customer service to our visitors and members, and responsibilities for security and safety.
Hours: This opening is primarily for weekends and some weeknights. Only responsible, mature, self-starting individuals who can work up to nine hours on Saturdays and Sundays should apply. Under no circumstances will this position work more than 1,000 hours in a given year, and no more than 28 hours in a given week.
To Apply: Interested parties should send resume to Tom Wilson, Morris Arboretum 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 or email to wilsonth(at)upenn.edu.
Thank you for your interest in Employment at Morris Arboretum. We currently do not have any openings.
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