Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Part-time Librarian/Archivist/Digital Asset Manager

The architecturally stunning Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California. This includes books, magazines, e-books, local digitized collections, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials. The Library also provides an exciting environment for programming and art exhibits related to the collections.

The successful candidate will provide professional librarian coverage in the Arboretum Library for 22 hours a week including Saturdays and Sundays as well as additional time during Tuesday-Friday and during the Arboretum Librarian’s time away from the Library.

Archives–The incumbent will set-up, process materials, create and enter finding aids into the online catalog for an official institutional archive for the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden as well as the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

Digital Asset Management–The most important digital assets will be moved to the online catalog to make them accessible to the staff and public. This includes assessment for priorities and cataloging the items with simplified MARC cataloging in the EOS International integrated library system.

The job also includes public programming for current and new audiences interacting with the collections on weekends, marketing, managing the library websites and e-books as well as all aspects of public library service. Volunteer management provides support for the success of the projects.

Must have archive, digital asset management, public service, reference and library programming experience. Must have graduated from or be enrolled in an American Library Association accredited library school.

The wage DOE and working hours average 22 hours a week. The job begins as soon as possible. No benefits.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is an arboretum/botanic garden and historical site comprising 127 acres that is supported through the cooperative efforts of the public and private sectors. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in Southern California through botanic research and education, fostering horticultural development in the region and preserving and displaying items of early California history associated with the site.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by April 2, 2019 explaining experience and qualifications to:
Susan C. Eubank, Arboretum Librarian
Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org.

 


Summer Camp Director

Position Title: Summer Camp Director, Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA
Department: Education
Job Classification: Seasonal, part-time contract position from June – August 2019

Salary: DOE

Reports to: School and Youth Programs Manager

Summary of Responsibilities and Job Functions: The Summer Nature Camp Director works to provide quality youth education programs consistent with the Arboretum’s mission statement.  This position requires someone with group leading and teaching experience, proven organizational abilities, a certain degree of administrative talent, strong communication skills, and a flexible and creative spirit.  An ability to maintain a positive outlook and to encourage a spirit of cooperation is vital.

Responsibilities and Job Functions:

  • Assist the School and Youth Programs Manager in the development, maintenance, supervision, and evaluation of the Summer Nature Camp, including training of instructors, counselors and volunteers as well as curriculum development and evaluation, organizing and creating the camp schedules
  • Supervises day to day operations of the summer camp
  • Assist instructors in planning activities on a weekly theme
  • Assure that equipment and facilities are safely and properly prepared and maintained for use by program participants and staff
  • Assist in set-up and preparation for the activities and organization of program supplies
  • Complete an inventory of supplies and determine any additional supplies necessary to support the programs weekly
  • Assist with the purchasing and maintaining of all material supplies and managing the budget for those programs as determined by the School and Youth Programs Manager
  • Maintain positive staff, camper and parent relationships
  • Formally meet with instructors once a week to finalize program plans for the following week.  Counselors’ individual written plans for the week should also be reviewed at this time (when applicable)
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationship with instructors and counselors and Arboretum staff.
  • Provides coverage in the event of the inability of an instructor to perform his/her duties
  • Facilitate parents buying lunches from the Peacock Café as well as getting the lunches to the campers
  • Organize and supervise the daily cleaning of all areas used by the summer camp program: classrooms, kitchen, gardens etc…
  • Other duties as assigned to assist Arboretum staff, which may require taking on additional responsibilities and working in a positive manner with other Arboretum staff
  • A commitment for the term of employment
  • Develop a parent/guardian camp evaluation form to be distributed and completed the last week of camp
  • Prepare a final written camp evaluation report

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma, a college degree, and at least three years of camp experience required
  • A basic understanding of children ages 4-12, and the ability to develop an up-beat and positive relationship with them
  • Experience working with children as a leader in a camp setting
  • Experience in development and preparation for camp activities and organization of program supplies and equipment
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Available to work up to 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday from early June – mid August

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to capably lift 25 pounds of equipment, bend comfortably at the knees and waist, twist, climb stairs, walk comfortably on unpaved surfaces, stand and walk for extended periods of time (up to 3 hours).

Summer Camp Director must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references 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

Please email, no faxes.

 


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 3th– 7th and August 5th-9th. 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.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to capably lift 25 pounds of equipment, bend comfortably at the knees and waist, twist, climb stairs, walk comfortably on unpaved surfaces, stand and walk for extended periods of time (up to 3 hours).

Summer Camp Director must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references 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

Please email, no faxes.

 


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 3 – August 9th.  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.  All supplies are provided.  Prior to employment, all candidates will go through a background check including fingerprinting by LA County.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references 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

Please email, no faxes.

 


Lead Counselor – Seasonal, Full- Time

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking an individual with experience working in a summer camp setting.  The Summer Nature Camp Lead Counselor 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 and college degree required. 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. Lead Counselor must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions.

The position is full time, Monday through Friday, June 3th– August 9th, hourly with 40 hours per week.  Hourly wage DOE.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references 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

Please no faxes.

 


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 Visitors Services at robin.sease@ arboretum.org.

 


School Program Specialist

The School Program Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and coordinating school -based field trips and other learning activities that are aligned to state science and history standards, and that utilize the biologically and historically rich gardens and natural areas of the Los Angles Arboretum.  The School Program Specialist serves as the primary resource for Arboretum school field trips, science learning programs and teacher training. The School/Youth Education Program Specialist is an employee of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

 

Required Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with teachers and schools in developing and presenting education programs; extensive knowledge of state science and history curriculum standards; demonstrated organizational experience with school and youth program planning and implementation; experience in administering or teaching programs in an outdoor environment; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal 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.  Prior experience as a classroom teacher 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.

 

Position is full time; salary DOE.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  No calls or faxes please.

 

Please email letter of interest and cv to:  Ted.tegart@arboretum.org

Or mail directly to:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

ATTN: Ted Tegart

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA  91007

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