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 Position Posting: Summer Camp Counselor

Position Description

The Dawes Arboretum is seeking high energy Camp Counselors for our 2016 summer day camp serving youth age 6 – 14.  The camp counselor assumes responsibility for leadership and guidance of campers in age-appropriate programming, games, crafts, and other recreational activities. Program topics will focus on nature, art, plants, trees, plant-insect interactions, environmental awareness, water and more. The camp counselor evaluates existing camp curriculum and develops new activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Co-teach with other camp counselors
  • Interpret and enforce the rules of The Dawes Arboretum
  • Serve as a role model, and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the children
  • Organize and maintain all camp equipment, supplies and camp areas
  • Contact campers prior to each camp session as well as prepare and distribute camp curriculum and schedule
  • Document all accidents, injuries, incidents, complaints and problems

Qualifications

Applicants must be enthusiastic, creative, industrious, punctual, responsible, and have a genuine love for children. Candidate must be of good character and reputation and be capable of accepting training, carrying out assigned tasks, communicating orally and in writing, communicating with emergency personnel and understanding instructions on prescription medication. Education or work experience in education, horticulture, natural resources, environmental education, interpretive education, or early childhood development is preferred. Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and lift 50 lbs.

Position Information

  • $10 per hour
  • Position will begin on May 30 and end on August 5, 2016; additional May hours may be available
  • Occasional weekends
  • Free housing on-site may be available
  • Camp training will be provided

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/Summer Camp Counselor

7770 Jacksontown Road

Newark, OH 43056

Email: jeromine@dawesarb.org

Deadline to apply is February 14, 2016

Position Posting: History Department Internship

Position Description

The Dawes Arboretum is hiring a summer intern to assist with a variety of tasks including archival organization, research and Daweswood House tours. The Dawes Arboretum’s History Archives houses numerous boxed and archived items including: photographs, tree dedicator items, books, paintings, letters, journals, manuscripts, booklets and catalogs, photograph albums, annual reports and ledgers.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Sort through materials in archives
  • Assist with artifact conservation
  • Photographs of artifact collection
  • Complete research projects
  • Updates to collection management software
  • Lead weekend tours of Daweswood House Museum

Qualifications

  • An understanding of archives and public history
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Past Perfect
  • Major or minor in history
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Workweek would be a total of forty (40) hours per week, with some weekend work
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license, submit to background check and drug test

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview

Position Information

  • $10 per hour
  • Free housing available
  • Beginning mid-May through mid-August 2016

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and references including phone numbers and addresses to:

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/History Internship

7770 Jacksontown Road

Newark, OH 43056

Email: jeromine@dawesarb.org

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

 

 

Environmental Professionals Training Program

This advanced training program is specifically designed for recent graduates and emerging conservation professionals, seeking direct experience and practical skills to enhance credentials and assist in career advancement opportunities.

The Environmental Professionals Program provides specialized knowledge in conservation of natural resources, landscape management and horticulture through training alongside Arboretum staff.  Participants gain the skills necessary for conducting ecosystem restoration, invasive species control, plant propagation, wildlife monitoring and presenting educational programs, while networking with fellow conservation professionals in the field.

Opportunities:

  • Restore wetlands, woodlands, streams, farmland and prairie ecosystems
  • Learn adaptive management using GIS applications, photo point documentation and other field research methods
  • Advance skill development in greenhouse operation, botanical research, seed collection and cleaning, proper planting, pruning and aftercare, herbarium mounting, collections records and database management
  • Learn plant identification and invasive species management techniques
  • Conduct biodiversity surveys and vegetation monitoring protocols
  • Monitor wildlife & assist with nesting structure maintenance
  • Present educational programs on project outcomes
  • Engage volunteers and organize events

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Ecology, Horticulture, Botany, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or related field
  • Good organizational skills and computer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel, etc)
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn and eager to apply newly acquired skills
  • Independent decision making and problem solving ability
  • Desire to work outside at any time of year
  • Adherence to all standard operating procedures and safety protocols
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Able to maintain professional, positive interactions and communicate effectively in person and in writing
  • Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required
  • Successful completion of pre-start drug screening and background check


Compensation
:    On-site housing, utilities and professional development training fees are provided as compensation.

Terms:                   (SPRING/SUMMER) May 6 – October 7 & (FALL/WINTER) October 23 – April 22.

How to Apply:         The Environmental Professional Training Program is offered at no fee to the participants, however positions are offered on a competitive basis.   As additional compensation, all registration fees for off-site training, professional development and optional licensure are provided at no cost to participants. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an Arboretum issued certificate of completion and if applicable, letters of recommendation.

Cover letter, resume and references can be sent to:

Shana Byrd

Director of Land Conservation

The Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Road

Newark, OH 43056

sbyrd@dawesarb.org

 

 


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Contact:  Jan Romine  |  740.323.2355 or 800.44.DAWES  |  information@dawesarb.org  |  7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE, Newark, OH 43056