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.

Open Positions

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.

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Grounds Crew Technician: Non-Exempt, Full Time – 37.5 hours/wk with benefits. Reports to the Arboretum Manager.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Arboretum Manager, the Grounds Crew Technician will be responsible for the maintenance of the horticulture collections and natural areas, with a focus on turf, trails and winter meadow maintenance. Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance and Arboretum events. This is a full-time position 7am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and will be benefits-eligible after the successful completion of the 60-day Introductory Period.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain turf, trails and natural areas in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.
• Assist in the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.
• Assist in maintaining all interpretive signage, both temporary and permanent, throughout the arboretum.
• Maintain all structural elements in the landscape, including fence repairs, directional signs, ponds and water courses, road and walk surfaces and snow removal.
• Assist with Special Events at the direction of the Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Manager.
• Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Minimum of a BS or equivalent training in horticulture or a related field
3-5 years working experience with mowing experience
Valid State issued motor vehicle operator’s license and insurability

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

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org. References will be requested following initial interview. Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

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Gardener: Non-Exempt, Full Time – 37.5 hours/wk with benefits.  Reports to the Director of Horticulture.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the horticulture collections, including perennial borders and groundcover plantings, gardens, trees and historic collections.  Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance and working with volunteers.  This is a full-time position 7am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and will be benefits-eligible after the successful completion of the 60-day Introductory Period.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain turf, woody and herbaceous plant materials, trails and natural areas in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.
  • Assist in maintaining all interpretive signage, both temporary and permanent, throughout the arboretum.
  • Maintain all structural elements in the landscape, including fence repairs, directional signs, ponds and water courses, road and walk surfaces and snow removal.
  • Assist with Special Events at the direction of the Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Manager.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as required.
  • Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BS or equivalent training in horticulture or a related field
  • 3-5 years working experience
  • Valid State issued motor vehicle operator’s license and insurability
  • PA Pesticide Applicator’s License

Work Environment

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

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, mkarkowski@tylerarboretum.org  References will be requested following initial interview.  Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

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Tyler Arboretum,

515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

email: kombam@tylerarboretum.org

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer