INTERN-ARBORIST

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 60-27450
Posted Job Title INTERN-ARBORIST
School Name Morris Arboretum
Org Horticulture
Posted to the Web 12/04/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade INT
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type
Position Schedule M-F
Months 12
Position Length End Date Established
Position End Date 06/07/2019
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution located 15 miles from campus in historic Chestnut Hill. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, research, outreach, and horticultural display. As the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Morris Arboretum provides research and outreach services to state agencies, community institutions and to citizens of Pennsylvania and beyond. http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml

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 $12.35 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.

The position has a specified start date of June 18, 2018 and an end date of June 7, 2019.

The application deadline is February 15, 2018.

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
College transcripts

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
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Email: jlm@upenn.edu

Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33172

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
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    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents