Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

 Tram Driver

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is looking for an experienced driver to drive a 38-passenger tram on the grounds of the Arboretum. The ideal candidate is friendly, safety conscious and a good communicator.

Typical duties and responsibilities will include driving tram with guests, conducting daily safety and pre-trip inspections, pre-trip cleaning and light maintenance, taking tickets, managing tram loading, providing tour narration, assisting guests with strollers and wheel chairs and answering basic questions about the Arboretum. Driver must be able to deal professionally and effectively with all types of people.

Work includes Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for 4 hours each day with occasional evenings for weddings and weekdays and for special tours. The working environment includes exposure to noise, odors, drafts, variable outside temperatures and occasional inclement weather.

Must be 18 years of age with a Class B driver’s license with a Passenger endorsement and possess a clean driving record. Driver must pass a Department of Transportation physical exam and pre-employment alcohol/drug screening. Six months of experience driving a tram is preferred.
Salary DOE

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Robin Sease, Manager of Visitor Education Services at robin.sease@arboretum.org


Membership Assistant – Part Time

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking an individual with a membership and customer service background.  This position requires working with membership or a similar database preferably in an arboretum or museum.  The ideal candidate must be detail oriented with outstanding customer service, organization and communication skills.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: selling memberships, maintaining membership database, responding to members’ questions in a timely manner, participating in and planning member events, communication with public, vendors, management, co-workers and others in a courteous and professional manner; preparing social media and website postings for membership, and assisting the Membership Manager as needed.

Minimum requirements: An associate’s degree or equivalent combination of business and customer service experience; good organizational and communication skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, be proactive at problem-solving and have courteous and professional communication with the public. Basic Raisers Edge or similar donor database software knowledge is desired.

The position is a part time, Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays, hourly position with 24 hours per week.  Hourly wage DOE.

Send cover letter and resume via USA mail or email to:

Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Ms. Ivonne Escobedo

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA  91007

Ivonne.escobedo@arboretum.org

No phone calls or faxes please.


Assistant Camp Director – Seasonal, Full- Time

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking an individual with experience working in a summer camp setting.  The Summer Nature Camp Assistant Director works to provide a safe environment for the campers and camp counselors. The Assistant Director helps to manage counselors with daily scheduling and programming logistics. This position requires an individual with proven leadership skills and strong communication skills. Must be flexible and have the ability to creatively problem solve. An ability to maintain a positive outlook and to encourage a spirit of cooperation is vital.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: Supervise day to day operations of the summer camp in conjunction with the Camp Director, assist educators in implementing activities, manage and support counselor team in daily activities. Oversee counselors at all times while in the garden to guarantee camp expectations are being met, other duties as assigned to assist Arboretum staff.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma required, one or more years of college preferred. Experience working with children as a leader or assistant leader in a camp setting. The ability to communicate effectively. The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere. A commitment for the term of employment. Assistant Director must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions.

The position is full time, Monday through Friday, June 5th– August 11th, hourly with 40 hours per week.  Hourly wage DOE.

Send cover letter and resume via USA mail or email to:

Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Chris Orosz

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA  91007

Chris.Orosz@arboretum.org

No phone calls or faxes please.


Summer Nature Camp Science Instructor- Seasonal, Full-Time

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic, creative educator that can bring the highest quality of commitment and caring to our campers. Instructors must enjoy teaching, being outdoors, and creating innovative, hands-on experiences for active and curious young minds. A strong science background is a must!

Duties will include, but are not limited to: Leading groups of 10-20 campers throughout the day’s science and recreation activities with the help of 5-10 counselors and the Camp Director. Instructors will create lesson plans and supply lists for each week and will submit them by the required date.  Build positive group dynamics among our camp team.  Interact with parents in a professional and energetic manner.  Help cultivate confidence and self-esteem, as well as a natural love for learning.

Minimum requirements: Love working with kids! College Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Geology or related field or equivalent  science teaching experience, must be 21 years old or older, experience working with K-6th grade children, demonstrated leadership experience, three or more years’ experience facilitating youth education in informal education or in the classroom. Responsible and dependable, a good role model with strong academic standing.  Previous camp experience required.

Educators must be available for the entire 10 week program and for up to 20 hours prior to camp starting for lesson planning. Actual camp sessions are Monday – Friday, June 5 – August 11th. There will also be an instructor planning and orientation meeting prior to the beginning of camp; date TBD.

Salary is: DOE. 40 hours per week.

Send cover letter and resume via USA mail or email to:

Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Chris Orosz

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA  91007

Chris.Orosz@arboretum.org

No phone calls or faxes please.

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