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.

Youth Education Assistant (Part-Time)

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Position Description: The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia seeks a Youth Education Assistant. This person will coordinate informal science discovery activities for young garden visitors, handle a variety of administrative functions, develop fee-based children’s classes, and assist staff and volunteers with other youth and family programs focusing on the 2-12 year old audience. This is a part-time, year-round position with a great team of staff and volunteers. Some weekends required.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications: The successful candidate will work in a team environment, be able to work independently, be resilient, accountable, creative, organized and a good communicator. A bachelor degree in education or related field with education coursework and demonstrated experience with formal or informal education programing is required. A flexible schedule will include some weekends. A background check is required of the successful candidate.

To Apply: Please download the Official Penn Employment Application here. Submit the completed application along with your resume and cover letter to efhawley@upenn.edu.


Educator - ACLAMO Summer Bridge Program at the Morris Arboretum

Summer 2018

The Morris Arboretum and ACLAMO Family Center are seeking educators to work in their summer enrichment program. Running Monday-Friday for 6 weeks (July 2-Aug 10, except July 4) from 9:00 to 2:00, ¡Explorar! educators will lead hands-on STEM activities, engaging crafts, games, and nature walks for English language learners ages 10-14.

These positions require 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 4 required evenings prior to the program (March, April, May, June), and weekly and daily sessions during the day after the program begins.

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

Valid PA child abuse history clearance, fingerprinting, and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check is required.


Rental Manager (Part-Time)

The Morris Arboretum, which is located in Chestnut Hill and hosts over 80 weddings and evening events a year, is in search of a part time Rental Manager.

The Rental Manager acts as the primary liaison for all of our evening rental clients – from contract signing through the actual event. S/He communicates with clients regarding planning, policies, problem-solving and payments.

In addition to being the primary contact for rental clients, the Rental Manager will also:

The role requires:

This is a part-time position, averaging 19 hours a week (more during the wedding season, less in the off season). Pay rate: $17.50/hour.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: dormanc(at)upenn.edu


Part-time Maintenance Helper

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 general maintenance work. The incumbent will be mechanically inclined and have familiarity with HVAC, plumbing, and carpentry systems. For this position you must be physically able lift 60 pounds on a consistent basis, climb small ladders and be able to dig holes. This position also is the main helper to our maintenance mechanic.

Hours: This opening is Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 11:30am. Only responsible, mature, self-starting individuals 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.


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.


Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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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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Alerts & Updates

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Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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