Education Intern

Apply now Job no: 493514
Work type: Limited Term Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Scott Intern - Education                                Number available: 1

Apply by:  February 15, 2018

Duration:  1 yr with flexibility of spring start date

Compensation:  $ 14.70/hr; 35 hour work week plus excellent benefits as a Swarthmore College employee; also receives support to attend educational programs.

Contact:  Claire Sawyers, Director or Julie Jenney, Educational Programs Coordinator

E-mail: Claire Sawyers - csawyer1@swarthmore.edu or jjenney1@swarthmore.edu

Telephone:  610-328-8025

Fax:  610-328-7755

The Scott Arboretum Education Internship offers unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in public horticulture. The intern has opportunities to meet and work with other professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public gardens, and to attend educational events at other institutions. This is a one-year appointment. Work activities include assisting the Educational Programs Coordinator with educational programming, special events, publications, interpretation, marketing, promotion, and working with volunteers. The intern is eligible for $5,000 in support for approved international travel.

Qualifications: Good communication skills, an attention to detail, knowledge of pertinent technology and computer programs, interest in working with volunteers and the public are also desired. Individuals must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. An interest in ornamental and public horticulture.

About the Scott Arboretum: Located in the “garden capital of the United States,” the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College has been called “the most beautiful campus in America.” The Scott Arboretum is the 300-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College, an excellent liberal arts college located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Established in 1929, the Arboretum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1995, a distinction held by about 30 botanical gardens/arboreta. Volunteers play a key role in the activities and assist full-time staff of about 20 people in maintaining outstanding collections of woody ornamentals of over 4,000 taxa and a variety of special gardens. For more information visit www.scottarboretum.org.

To apply:

Online: go to Swarthmore College’s website:  http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and click on the “apply now” button and create a login to submit the application materials.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references with phone numbers.


            For additional information, contact:

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Attn: Claire Sawyers

500 College Ave.

Swarthmore, PA 19081


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