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Garden Educator, School Programs- Part-time 

The Arboretum’s educational programs aim to connect students to the natural world through exciting, joyful, unique experiences set in the beautiful backdrop of the 127 acre garden. The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Garden Educator. Garden Educators are responsible for delivering high quality nature-based programs to visiting school groups between 1st and 12th grade, with an emphasis on hands-on, inquiry-based exploration. School programs are offered Monday through Thursday, and focus on biodiversity, plant adaptation, habitat, indigenous history, pollination, and natural systems. This is a part-time, school-year position with the potential of assisting with additional programs in the future such as summer camps, Scouts programs, and weekend workshops. All curriculum and training will be provided. Compensation is $18 per hour. Hours range between four and 20 per week, depending upon school bookings and Garden Educator availability.

Arboretum school programs are founded on the principals of informal education. They embrace the outdoors as their classroom, and encourage students to explore beyond the boundaries posed by a traditional school setting. This position requires a genuine love of teaching, passion for the natural world, a positive disposition, excellent judgment, and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances with ease. Must be comfortable working outdoors, being on one’s feet, and leading groups. Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching is essential, as is an understanding of child development ages and stages, as well as child-centered education theory. An understanding of the overarching concepts of Next Generation Science Standards and knowledge of the natural sciences a plus. Experience working with students and teachers in a cultural institution setting highly desired.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Brooke Applegate, Director of Education, at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org. No phone calls or faxes please.

Accounting Assistant – Full time

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking an individual with a business background specializing in accounts payable. This position requires basic accounting knowledge and 3 to 5 years of payable experience. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: processing invoices, reconciling vendor statements; maintaining vendor files and contacts, printing of weekly checks, communication with vendors, management, co-workers and others in a courteous and professional manner; and assisting the Chief Financial Officer as needed.

Minimum requirements: An associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience with Quickbooks is preferred; knowledge with spreadsheets, database and word processing programs required; good communication skills are mandatory.

The position is a full time, hourly position with 40 hours per week, with benefits. Hourly wage DOE.

Send cover letter and resume via USA mail or email to:
Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation
Ms. Jennifer Van Stralen
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
No phone calls or faxes please.

Facilities Worker for Lightscape Special Event – Seasonal

The Arboretum Foundation Lightscape 2022 Team is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Lightscape Facilities Team. As the face of the Arboretum Foundation and the Lightscape 2022 Festival the ideal candidate will respond to the guests and employees tactfully, be able to handle multiple tasks either as part of a team or independently and understand the importance of prioritizing tasks and organizing work in a fast-paced environment.

The Facilities Team is responsible for light maintenance and repair of the Arboretum Foundation facilities and equipment during the Lightscape 2022 Festival and, is expected to be proactive about preventive maintenance, identifying hazards, and has skills using basic tools such as hammers, screwdrivers wrench etc. As a representative of the Arboretum Foundation, this position requires a positive working experience when dealing with outside vendors and contract service organizations.

This position requires the applicant to be flexible in their work schedule, working nights, weekends, and some holidays. The position may require split shifts and alternating shifts between a days and nights depending on the needs of the Arboretum Foundation.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to: larry.giannone@arboretum.org.

No phone calls please

Part-time Visitor Services Associates – Garden Admission

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is seeking individuals capable of delivering the highest quality of customer service to visitors, members, volunteers, clients and all who visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.  Job duties include greeting and welcoming visitors and members, checking in members, selling tickets, answering phones, connecting visitors to resources in the garden, enforcing policies, and providing excellent customer care.  

Ideal candidate will have experience in a cultural institution, have excellent communications skills, be outgoing and friendly, and able to work in a fast past environment. The ability to thrive in a team environment is also essential for this position.

This is a part-time position and may require work any time between 7:30am –7pm on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. 

Please email cover letter and resume to Robin Sease at robin.sease@arboretum.org.  Salary: DOE.  No faxes or phone calls please.

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