NATURAL LANDS INTERN BLOOMFIELD FARM
Duties: The Hay Honey Farm Endowed Natural Lands Intern receives hands-on training in all phases of garden development and care of the living collection, primarily those plants located on the 65-acre Bloomfield Farm property. Bloomfield, a farm in name only, is a largely naturalistic landscape that includes cultivated gardens, research plots, meadows, floodplain, privately administered community gardens, woody plant nursery, Quercetum, green roofs, platinum LEED certified Horticulture Center, historic grist mill, and the Arboretum's materials handling site. Emphasis is placed on refining practical horticultural skills and the safe use and care of small and large power equipment; supervisory skills are developed by directing the activities of volunteers and seasonal employees. Additionally, some time is spent in the Natural Areas of the public garden, which includes wetlands, meadows, and wooded areas featuring a deer exclosure and native plants. 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, environmental studies or closely related field preferred. Ability and willingness: to communicate with Arboretum visitors; to work independently and as part of a team; and to 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 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, Assistant Director of Education
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: 60-30226
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