Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Employment at Morris Arboretum

Employment Opportunites

Employment Application

Please download a PDF of the Official Penn Employment Application here.
Complete the form and submit along with any other required materials, as per the individual job listings below.

LEAD CAMP COUNSELOR

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 29th - August 7th during the hours of 8:30am to 3:30pm. Camp counselors may work for a part of the summer or for the entire summer camp. Adventure Camp Counselors have the option to 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. Many of our returning counselors are highly experienced teachers, who work in local school districts during the year.

Qualifications/Requirements:

*The University of Pennsylvania requires that all summer employees, regardless of age, agree to submit a fingerprinting, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record check, and Child Abuse clearance through the University’s Hire Right system.

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

HOW TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter, and references to Ilana Grubin, igrubin@upenn.edu.


ASSISTANT CAMP COUNSELOR

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking Assistant Camp Counselors for our vibrant full-day Summer Adventure Camp program. Campers will spend the majority of their time outdoors in our beautiful arboretum setting, and counselors should have an interest in both teaching and environmental science. The assistant camp counselors will work with lead counselors and help with lessons, crafts, hikes, hands-on activities, and any other duties as assigned. All camp counselors must be dependable and must be comfortable working outdoors with children.

*We are looking for assistant counselors to commit to working 6 weeks from June 29th, 2020 through August 7th, 2020. Camp hours are from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Qualifications/Requirements:

*The University of Pennsylvania requires that all summer employees, regardless of age, agree to submit a fingerprinting, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record check, and Child Abuse clearance through the University’s Hire Right system.

Compensation: $14.00 per hour

HOW TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter, and references to Ilana Grubin, igrubin@upenn.edu.


¡Explorar!
ACLAMO Summer Bridge Program at the Morris Arboretum

Summer 2020
The Morris Arboretum and ACLAMO Family Center are seeking educators to work in their summer enrichment program. Running Monday-Friday for 6 weeks (July 6-Aug 14) from 8:00 to 2:00, ¡Explorar! educators will lead hands-on STEM activities, engaging crafts, games, and nature walks for English language learners ages 10-14.

This position requires creative thinking with an enthusiastic spirit, energy and strong leadership skills. Educators will be paired with a member of the ACLAMO staff and a counselor-in-training leading a group of 15 students

Qualifications/Requirements:

Compensation: $17/hour. Additionally, educators will be paid for prep and reflection sessions, including 12 hours in late May, and weekly and daily sessions during the day after the program begins.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and three work related references to Liza Hawley, efhawley@upenn.edu using subject line: ACLAMO educator


Internship Openings — 9 Positions

Duration: One-year, Starts June 17, 2019
Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Compensation: $13.10 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
jlm(at)upenn.edu

Click here for complete information on the Morris Arboretum Internship Program



Part-time Custodial and Event Support Staff

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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Volunteers Needed:

Guest Garden Writers

Are you an avid gardener, nature enthusiast, or horticultural professional looking to share your expertise? We are currently seeking volunteer guest contributors to write for the Morris Arboretum Blog. Journalism/editorial writing experience a plus, but not required.

For more information please contact the Marketing Department at info@morrisarboretum.org


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