Duties: The Horticulture Intern receives hands-on training in all phases of garden management by assisting in the daily care and maintenance of the Arboretum's extensive collection of accessioned plants. Specific emphasis is placed on refining practical horticultural skills. Supervisory skills are developed by directing the activities of volunteers and seasonal staff. The Intern is also required to complete an independent study project under the direction of their supervisor. The rate for this position is $12.70 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
The position has a specified start date of July 17, 2019 and an end date of June 5, 2020.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019.
Before applying, please read the additional information and application instructions at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. A strong academic background in horticulture or closely related field preferred. Ability and willingness to: communicate with Arboretum visitors; work independently and as part of a team; work in all weather conditions. Ability to lift at least 25 lbs is required together with a valid driver's license. A full background check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Important Note: In addition to the online application, applicants will be required to provide the following supporting documents:
Cover letter/Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
The supporting documents may be uploaded with the online application (uploads are limited to 3 documents) or they may be sent or emailed directly to:
Jan McFarlan, Education Coordinator
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Email: [email protected]
Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml
Reference Number: 60-30230
Salary Grade: INT
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival