Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation


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 Raiser’s Edge 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,  hourly position..  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.


On Call Visitor Services Associate

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking an individual 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.  This is an on call position that works on an as needed basis.  Days may include weekend, holidays and weekdays.  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


Summer Nature Camp Science Instructor

The Arboretum Summer 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, 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 three areas that applicants must have a working knowledge of to be a possible fit.  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 lesson plan and 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 using sustainable materials and teaching how to be environmentally sustainable. Project-based learning is encouraged with daily, weekly, and camp-long projects. This instructor will keep inventory and use supplies creatively to prevent waste and to stay within budget.

Outdoor Activities – Experience 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 can 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 15-20 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 in 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 10 week program and for up to 40 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 are, 8:00-4:30 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.  Instructors are also required to submit updates to the camp blog twice a week.  All supplies are provided.  Prior to employment, all candidates will go through a background check including fingerprinting by LA County.

Please send your resume 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.

 


Summer Nature Camp Art Instructor

The Arboretum Summer 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, creative art 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 fit.

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

Outdoor Activities – Experience creating and implementing 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 of nature and the environment.  Games can be facilitated with age appropriate debriefing 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 art 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
• 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.

Requirements:
• Love working with kids!
• College Degree in 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
• Previous camp experience required
• Contagious enthusiasm and charisma
• Team player

Educators must be available for the entire 10 week program and for up to 40 hours prior to camp starting for lesson planning.  Actual camp sessions are Monday- Friday, June 4th- 10th through and August 6th-10th. There will also be an instructor planning and orientation meeting prior to the beginning of camp; date TBD. Salary is 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 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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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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