Employment

Are you looking to work for an amazing, people-focused, world famous company with a small, tight knit team, the members of which are all focused on the stewardship of natural lands? 

Then Tyler Arboretum might be the place for you.

We’re always open to hearing from talented, creative, passionate people with a love of nature, horticulture, and the outdoors. If you like people, wildlife, trees, native plants, meadows, and woodlands, and if you’d like to work for a company that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people every year, we’d like to hear from you.

To be considered for any vacancies, please reach out to Kathryn Ombam, Office Manager at 610-566-9134, or via email at kombam@tylerarboretum.org

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

You’ll find any current open positions listed below.  For summer camp employment, please visit our Summer Camp Employment page.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2020

Position: Tyler Arboretum’s Special Events Intern – Summer 2019

Location: 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

Hours: Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 5pm

(4-hour shift TBD by student)

Rate:  $15.00 per hour (12 hours per week for 8 weeks)

Season: June 15, 2020 – August 7, 2020

Description: The Special Events Intern will gain firsthand knowledge of the nonprofit, hospitality and wedding industries and report to the Director of Site Services.

Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Site Services with the logistical preparation for events: such as setting up tables, chairs, and signage; meeting with vendors; reviewing contracts; and greeting guests.

Qualifications: Must have ability to lift and carry materials weighing at least 30 pounds and have access to a reliable form of transportation. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. Social media experience is a plus. Must be able to communicate in a friendly, effective and professional manner.

Application Instructions:    Interested applications should submit a cover letter and resume to Brian Prato, Director of Site Services: bprato@tylerarboretum.org.

This position is generously supported by The Community’s Foundation and Chanticleer.

Preference will be given to students residing in the following area within Delaware County:

Darby Township, Collingdale Borough, Eddystone Borough, Folcroft Borough, Glenolden Borough, Morton Borough, Nether Providence Township, Norwood Borough, Prospect Park Borough, Ridley Park Borough, Rose Valley Borough, Rutledge Borough, Sharon Hill Borough, Springfield Township, Swarthmore Borough, and Tinicum Township.

Part-time. Reporting to the School & Community Programs Coordinator

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Educator/Naturalist is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience leading programs for young children and families. The Early Childhood Educator/Naturalist will be responsible for the development and delivery of environmentally based programming for young children and their caregiver. This includes toddler/preschool and kindergarten family programming.

Availability: Position is part-time, 10 hours per week. Applicants must be available Tuesday, 8:30-11:30am and Thursday, 12:00-3:00pm to teach classes. The candidate may choose his/her schedule for the other 4 hours. Educators are expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings. The occasional weekend special event is also required. Up to 10 additional hours may be available teaching elementary school programs, if interested, but is not required for this position.

Compensation: $12.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world
  • Develop, plan and deliver nature-based programs for toddlers, and preschool/ kindergarten and their caregivers. Programs are typically 1-1.5 hours in length
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment that reflects the children and caregiver’s learning and growth
  • Plan ahead, set up and prepare for group arrival and clean up, including gathering and putting away equipment and supplies
  • Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization
  • Use social media, blog and other resources to promote programs

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Essential Requirements

  • Experience working with children ages 18 months – 6 years required
  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones and the appropriate strategies for teaching at these levels
  • Facilitating adults involvement in their child’s learning and helping adults feel comfortable leading their own children in nature activities
  • Ability to develop and lead engaging and fun environmental programming for young children with the themes of gardening and nature play
  • A general understanding of vegetable/edible plants and basic garden maintenance
  • Understating of how to facilitate nature play and exploration
  • Experience developing curriculum and planning lessons
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, computer and logistical skills, including materials management
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Strong desire and ability to participate in outdoor activities with youth and staff, in all weather conditions
  • First aid and CPR certification required, or willing to be trained
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks

Work Environment

  • General work on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Early Childhood Educator/Naturalist will work in shared office space with a small and supportive staff. Educator will be provided with all tools necessary to complete job requirements. Position duties are split between indoor office work and outdoor activities.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Liz Hornbach, Youth Programs Manager, lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org  Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline, until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum | 515 Painter Road | Media, PA 19063

Part-time position

Temporary: April – June (exact dates TBD)

Position Summary

Tyler Arboretum is seeking an energetic staff member with strong customer service skills and excellent attention to detail to join our Development team. This person will handle many of the daily operational tasks of the Development department with promptness, accuracy, and enthusiasm.

The Development Assistant will help with processing, printing, and mailing for memberships, donations, and sponsorships for the Development department. This position will deliver excellent customer service to visitors, members, donors, and other Tyler community members. The Assistant will work with volunteers to complete departmental tasks. The Assistant may represent development at donor and members-only events, and fundraisers, and to sell memberships at arboretum events.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Membership data entry assistance – daily
  • Manage regular mailing production – with volunteer assistance
    • Weekly for membership cards and thank you letters
    • Weekly for donation thank you letters
    • Monthly for Membership renewal mailings
    • Quarterly for in-house Annual Giving and Bequest appeals, and stewardship mailings – each group is 300-400 with multiple personalized pieces and will happen once during the maternity leave
    • Library pass appeals
  • Assist with answering phone calls as needed
  • Donation requests – monthly
  • New Homeowner mailings – bi-monthly
  • Meter outgoing mail and handle all post office deliveries

Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
  • Comfortable working with the general public, trustees, members and donors by phone, email and in person.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with database software a plus (i.e. Altru, Raiser’s Edge).

Schedule

  • 20 hours per week; generally 9:00am – 1:00pm weekdays
  • May include some evening or weekend events, still to be determined – weekday hours would be adjusted to compensate

Work Environment

  • Tyler Arboretum provides a welcoming team-based work environment.
  • General office environment (though not fully accessible) with occasional work on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • Significant computer and telephone work
  • Occasional local travel to complete Arboretum business
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads, up to 50 lbs.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé and three references to:

Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
email: mjackson@tylerarboretum.org

Part-time Youth Program Educator

Part-time, per diem position. Reporting to the School Programs Coordinator and Youth Programs Manager.

Position Summary

The Youth Program Educator position is for a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience in youth education. Educators are responsible for delivering environmental education based programming to children in pre-K through 5th grades in small group settings. Youth programming at Tyler includes school field trips, school and library outreach programs, scout badge programs, and children’s eco-birthday parties. There are also opportunities for teaching family/adult programs.

Availability

Position is part-time, per diem. Programs are offered year-round and hours vary seasonally. Programs are 1-3 hours in length and often fall between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Wednesday through Friday. Outreach programs sometimes fall outside of these hours. Heaviest concentration is in fall and spring. Educators are expected to work at least 3 days per week during this time, and availability for some evening and weekend programs is required (generally 3 weekend days per month). Educators are expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings. The occasional weekend event/festival is required.

Compensation

$11.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.
  • Lead a variety of environmental based programming to youth of varied ages (topics include interpretive walks/hikes, invertebrates, birds, aquatic habitats, soils, etc.).
  • Learn Tyler’s environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals, and objectives of each program (training is provided).
  • Set up and prepare for group arrival; clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs.
  • Care for Tyler’s education supplies and communicating with program manager when supplies are low or need to be replaced.
  • Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to teach and lead environmental based programming.
  • Willingness to be flexible in scheduling and work additional hours during the busy season.
  • Desire to learn and grow as an environmental educator.
  • Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
  • At least 1 year of work/volunteer experience in education/youth development related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, youth development, or other related topic.
  • Demonstrated success at teaching outdoor activities to children; teaching experience in an outdoor setting is preferred.
  • Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
  • Enthusiasm for the natural world, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks.
  • First aid and CPR certification required (or willing to train).

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

  • General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.
  • Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Liz Hornbach, Youth Programs Manager LHornbach@tylerarboretum.org.  Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Part-time Weekend Youth Programs Educator/Naturalist
Part-time, per diem position.
Reporting to the School Programs Coordinator and Youth Programs Manager.

Position Summary
The Weekend Youth Programs Educator/Naturalist position is for a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience in nature based youth education. Weekend educators are responsible for delivering environmental education based programming to children and adults in small group settings. Weekend programming at Tyler includes scout badge programs, children’s eco-birthday parties, family/adult programs, and seasonal mini-events.

Availability
Position is part-time, per diem. Programs are offered year-round and hours vary seasonally. Heaviest concentration in fall and spring. During this period a commitment to teach at least 4 weekend days per month is required (including some evenings). Programs are 1-3 hours in length. Weekend educators are expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings.

compensation
$11.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.
  • Lead a variety of environmental based programming to youth of varied ages (topics include interpretive walks/hikes, invertebrates, birds, aquatic habitats, soils, etc.).
  • Learn Tyler’s environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals, and objectives of each program (training is provided).
  • Set up and prepare for group arrival; clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs.
  • Care for Tyler’s education supplies and communicating with program coordinator when supplies are low or need to be replaced.
  • Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to teach and lead environmental based programming.
  • Willingness to be flexible in scheduling and work additional hours during the busy season.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
  • At least 1 year of work/volunteer experience in education/youth development related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, youth development, or other related topic.
  • Demonstrated success at teaching outdoor activities to children; teaching experience in an outdoor setting is preferred.
  • Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
  • Enthusiasm for the natural world, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks.
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred (or willing to train).

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

  • General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.
  • Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

 About Tyler
Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply
Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Liz Hornbach, Youth Programs Manager LHornbach@tylerarboretum.org.  Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.