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Programs Intern, Scott Arboretum

Apply now Job no: 493860
Work type: Limited Term Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Scott Intern – Programs

Number available: 1

Apply by: February 15, 2019
Duration: 1 yr with flexibility of spring start date
Compensation: $ 15.10/hr in FY17/18; 35 hour work week plus excellent benefits as a Swarthmore College employee; also receives support to attend educational programs.

Contact: Julie Jenney, Educational Programs Coordinator or Claire Sawyers, Director
E-mail: Claire Sawyers - or
Telephone: 610-328-8025
Fax: 610-328-7755

The Scott Arboretum Programs 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 $6,000 in support for approved international and
professional development 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 public horticulture is important.
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 situated
on the 400-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 and is a level III
accredited arboretum in ArbNet. Volunteers play a key role in activities and assist full-time staff of about 20
people in maintaining outstanding collections of ornamentals of over 4,000 taxa and a variety of special
gardens. For more information visit

To apply:
Online: go to Swarthmore College’s website: to apply online
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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