Work for an one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeast. We’re people-focused with a small, tight knit team, the members of which are all passionate about natural lands!


Open Positions:


Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, evaluation and recognition of Tyler Arboretum volunteers, and supports visitor experience through programming

The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Director of Education.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Volunteer Coordinator leads (200+) volunteers.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate, implement and oversee the Arboretum’s volunteer programs.  Ensures that the Volunteer rules and regulations are adhered to by all parties. Work closely with other Tyler senior staff or staff leads to ensure the proper volunteer staffing of all events.
  • Promote growth and excellence in volunteer programs and assure that all are consistent with the long-range plans of the organization.
  • Oversees all administrative needs of the programs – documenting hours, creating schedules, and managing database files.  Assist in providing statistics to the Director of Education.
  • Works with other staff to writes blogs, edit documents/film, and other social media opportunities.
  • Occasionally create and give engaging and educational presentations to groups at education events and garden tours.
  • Work some weekends and evenings. Travel for outreach as needed.
  • Supports Earth Day, Seasonal Firesides, Plant Sale, Tyler at Twilight, and other events as needed.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills including conflict resolution and team building.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.  Able to negotiate for mutual satisfaction.
  • Successful track record in working with diverse adult audiences in particular to volunteer programs. 
  • Ability to collaborate across departments and provide leadership and support as required on special events.
  • Technologically savvy and knowledgeable including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud ALTRU.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Available to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Education and Experience:

  • Five – eight years of horticulture, volunteer, project management and/or supervisory experience highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

Salary and Hours:

$20/hour, 20-25 hours per week

Application process:
No phone calls please: send Resume and Cover Letter to Mike Skuja, Executive Director of Tyler Arboretum: mskuja@tylerarboretum.org