Apply by: February 15, 2019 Duration: 1 yr with flexibility of spring start date Compensation: $ 15.10/hr in FY17/18; 35 hour work week plus excellent benefits as a Swarthmore College employee; also receives support to attend educational programs.
Contact: Julie Jenney, Educational Programs Coordinator or Claire Sawyers, Director E-mail: Claire Sawyers - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 610-328-8025 Fax: 610-328-7755
The Scott Arboretum Programs Internship offers unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in public horticulture. The intern has opportunities to meet and work with other professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public gardens, and to attend educational events at other institutions. This is a one-year appointment. Work activities include assisting the Educational Programs Coordinator with educational programming, special events, publications, interpretation, marketing, promotion, and working with volunteers. The intern is eligible for $6,000 in support for approved international and professional development travel.
Qualifications: Good communication skills, an attention to detail, knowledge of pertinent technology and computer programs, interest in working with volunteers and the public are also desired. Individuals must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. An interest in public horticulture is important. About the Scott Arboretum: Located in the “garden capital of the United States,” the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College has been called “the most beautiful campus in America.” The Scott Arboretum is situated on the 400-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College, an excellent liberal arts college, located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
Established in 1929, the Arboretum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a level III accredited arboretum in ArbNet. Volunteers play a key role in activities and assist full-time staff of about 20 people in maintaining outstanding collections of ornamentals of over 4,000 taxa and a variety of special gardens. For more information visit scottarboretum.org
To apply: Online: go to Swarthmore College’s website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/human-resources to apply online Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references with phone numbers. For additional information, contact:
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Attn: Claire Sawyers 500 College Ave. Swarthmore, PA 19081 610-328-0825
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.