Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Visitor Services

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking individuals capable of delivering the highest quality of customer service to visitors, members, volunteers and all who visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden located in Arcadia.  Full time, part–time and on-call positions are open.  All positions include weekend work schedules and holidays.  The job duties include admissions, customer service and answering the phone.  Ideal candidate will have experience in these areas and able to thrive in a team environment.  Pay is DOE

Please email cover letter and resume to Robin Sease at robin.sease@arboretum.org .


Tram Driver

The Foundation 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


Spring Nature Camp Science Instructor

The Arboretum Spring Nature Camp is an extraordinary program that offers nature adventure, the science behind gardening, cooking from the garden and arts and crafts focused on nature and the outdoors. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic, and creative science 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.
Below are the three areas that applicants must have a working knowledge of to be a possible candidate.  Listed below are also necessary requirements that all applicants must fit to be considered.

Science – A strong science background is a must! The instructor must be able to design and implement a nature science program teaching campers ages 5-11 about ecology, the environment and the animals and plants found here at the Arboretum. The instructor must also be able to teach these concepts through hands on, creative projects, games, scientific experiments, demonstrations, and nature hikes.

Gardening- Knowledge of seeds and plants is required.  This will introduce campers to the world of gardening such as planting and caring for seeds and seedlings and teaching how to be environmentally sustainable. Project-based learning is encouraged with daily and week -long projects. The instructor will keep inventory and use supplies creatively to prevent waste and to stay within budget.

Outdoor Activity – Experience is necessary creating and implementing games and activities for young children.  The instructor must be able to create fun activities, suitable for 5-11 year olds, which foster an appreciation of nature and the environment.  Games should be facilitated with age appropriate debriefing at the end to enhance the educational value.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Approach education with passion and excitement!
• Responsible for leading groups of 10-20 kids throughout the day’s science and recreation activities with the help of 5-8 counselors and the Camp Director.
• Lead class and recreation group rotation
• Build positive group dynamics among our camp team
• Interact with parents in a professional and energetic manner
• Give positive reinforcement to campers
• Help cultivate confidence and self-esteem, as well as a natural love for learning.

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  the classroom
• Responsible and dependable
• A good role model with strong academic standing
• Previous camp experience required
• Contagious enthusiasm and charisma
• Team player

Educators must be available for the entire 2 week program and for up to 20 hours prior to camp starting for lesson planning and organizing the education space and materials.  Actual camp sessions are Monday – Friday, March 19th- 23rd and April 2nd- 6th.  There will also be a Instructor planning and orientation meeting prior to the beginning of camp; date TBD. Payment is hourly and DOE.  Up to 40 hours per week, 8:00am-4:30pm or 8:30am -5:00pm which includes a 30 minute mandatory lunch break.  Instructors are expected to create lesson plans and supply lists for each session and have them submitted by the required date.  All supplies are provided.  Prior to employment, all candidates will go through a background check including fingerprinting by LA County.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Chris Orosz, School and Youth  Programs Manager, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, or e-mail: chris.orosz@arboretum.org
No faxes please.


Spring Nature Camp Art Instructor

The Arboretum Spring Nature Camp is an extraordinary program that offers nature adventure, the science behind gardening, and arts and crafts focused on nature and the outdoors. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic, and 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. Below are the two areas that applicants must have a working knowledge of to be a possible candidate.

Arts and Crafts – Experience working with all art media preferred (painting, drawing, clay, tie-dying, papier-mache, natural materials, etc.).  Must be able to develop and implement a creative arts and crafts program (this includes multiple art activities per day), for children ages 5-11 as well as maintain and organize supplies.

Outdoor Activities – Experience facilitating outdoor games and activities for young children.  The instructor must be able to create and facilitate fun activities, suitable for 5-11 year olds, which foster an appreciation for nature and the environment.  Games are to be facilitated with age appropriate debriefing to enhance the educational value.

Responsibilities:

• Lead class and recreation group rotation
• Build positive group dynamics among our camp team
• Lead groups of 10-20 kids throughout the day’s art and recreation activities with the help of 5-8 counselors and the Camp Director.
• Develop new art activities and classes for each week
• Interact with parents in a professional and energetic manner
• Give positive reinforcement to campers
• Help cultivate confidence and self-esteem, as well as a natural love for learning.
• Approach education with passion and excitement!

Requirements:
• Previous camp experience required
• Love working with kids!
• College Degree in the arts or related field
• Must be 21 years old or older
• Experience working with K-6th grade children
• Demonstrated leadership experience
• Three or more years of experience facilitating youth education in informal education or  the classroom
• Responsible and dependable
• A good role model with strong academic standing
• Contagious enthusiasm and charisma
• Team player

Educators must be available for the entire 2 week program and for up to 20 hours prior to camp starting for lesson planning.  Actual camp sessions are Monday – Friday, March 19-23 and April 2-6. There will also be an instructor planning and orientation meeting prior to the beginning of camp; date TBD. Hourly pay DOE.  Up to 40 hours per week, 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00 which includes a mandatory 30 minute lunch break.  Teachers are expected to create lesson plans and supply lists for each session and have them submitted by the required date.  All supplies are provided.  Prior to employment, all candidates will go through a background check including fingerprinting by LA County.

Please send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to: Chris Orosz, School and Youth Programs Manager, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, or e-mail: chris.orosz@arboretum.org
No faxes please.

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