Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Position: Interpretive Horticulturist, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The Interpretive Horticulturist supports the Crescent Farm Project, a landscape demonstration of water conservation and sustainable food production to be developed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. The Interpretive Horticulturist collaborates with Arboretum staff to provide on-site information and teaching, as well as day-to-day garden care. The Interpretive Horticulturist is an employee of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.  This is a two-year, grant-funded position. Both full-time and part-time schedules are possible.

Required Skills:
Knowledge and ability to teach visiting school groups and visitors; communicate with neighborhood associations, community gardens, professional groups, and other relevant communities; instruct summer youth trainees, and train and lead volunteers.

Possess a strong working knowledge of water conservation and sustainable food production.

Ability to provide daily garden care, including planting, soil development, weed management and irrigation.

Ability to work outdoors in varied weather conditions and to lift 25 lbs.; to work independently within a flexible team environment; work effectively with diverse individuals and a broad public; and to use Microsoft Office applications and contribute to the project website.

Required Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree in plant science, agriculture, environmental sciences/education or related field; demonstrated experience in leading outdoor education programs and/or interpretation of natural sites and/or gardens and farms.   Ability to speak Spanish, Chinese or another foreign language is preferred.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
The Arboretum is a 127-acre botanical garden and historic site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  No calls or faxes please.

Please email letter of interest and cv to:  Angie.law@arboretum.org

Or mail directly to:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
ATTN: Angie Law
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA  91007


Position: Adult Education Manager, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The Adult Education Manager is responsible for programs that realize the Arboretum’s commitment to provide instruction in horticulture, botany, life science, regional history and related disciplines for adult, family and school audiences. In addition to supervising education staff, the position works closely with all Arboretum departments as well as trustees, volunteers and community partners. The Adult Education Manager is an employee of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

Required Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop, promote and present educational programs; outstanding interpersonal skills; strong time management and multitasking abilities; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent supervisory ability and team-building skills; understanding of marketing strategies needed to grow and publicize programs; strong detail orientation and commitment to accuracy; budget management skills; ability to work independently within a flexible team environment; ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups, and ability to use Microsoft Office applications.

Required Education and Experience:

BA in education, horticulture, science, museum studies, or related field; at least three years’ experience in education program planning and implementation, or the equivalent; a working knowledge of educational programs relating to horticulture, science, and/or the environment. Museum, education or similar experience is preferred.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

The Arboretum is a 127-acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Located east of Los Angeles in the city of Arcadia, the Arboretum is home to plant collections from around the world, as well as architectural landmarks representative of important chapters of California history. The Arboretum hosts over 320,000 annual visitors, in addition to serving 20,000 students a year through school programs and adult education.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls or faxes please.

Please email letter of interest and cv to: Jennifer.vs@arboretum.org

Or mail directly to:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

ATTN: Jennifer Van Stralen

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007

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