Duties: The Arboriculture Intern works alongside the Arborist team in maintaining and caring for the trees on the Morris Arboretum's 167 acres. The intern participates in all aspects of tree care management, including tree pruning, hazard inspection, tree support systems, and integrated pest management. The intern will learn to teach climbing techniques and basic arboriculture concepts by assisting with arborist training for tree care professionals and climbing enthusiasts. The Arboriculture Internship is physically demanding and involves climbing and working in trees at heights in excess 60-80 ft. This position is supported by the Walter W. Root Memorial Arborist Internship Endowment. 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. An academic background in forestry, horticulture, landscaping or a related field preferred. Basic tree climbing ability is helpful, together with an ability to lift your own body weight. Written and verbal communication skills are essential. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred. Ability and willingness to: communicate with Arboretum visitors; to work independently and as part of a team; to work in all weather conditions. A valid driver's license is required. A full background check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.
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: 60-30232
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