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About The Dawes Arboretum - The Dawes Arboretum is dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Arboretum was inspired by the couple’s love of trees and nature. Today we remain dedicated to our mission through providing exceptional educational programs and events as well as maintaining incredible horticulture collections on over 1,800 acres of beautiful grounds. The Arboretum is a treasure of the community and provides one of the most dynamic work environments in Licking County!

 

 

History Department Internship

 

The Dawes Arboretum is hiring a summer intern to assist with a variety of tasks including archival organization, research, Daweswood House tours and participating in history events.

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.

Responsibilities/opportunities:

  • Sort through materials in archives
  • Assist with artifact conservation, including rare books
  • Scan historic pictures from collection
  • Complete research projects
  • Lead weekend tours of Daweswood House Museum

 

Requirements:

  • 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.

 

Position Information:

$10 per hour

Free housing available

Beginning mid May through mid August 2015

Deadline to apply is March 13, 2015. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.

 

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

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/History Internship

7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE

Newark, OH 43056

Email:  jeromine@dawesarb.org

 

 

Seasonal Conservation Position

 

General Information:

The Natural Resources Department is seeking a candidate for the position of Conservation Worker available for summer 2015.  Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in or graduate of a college or university in the field of natural resources or another closely related degree program.

Responsibilities / Opportunities:   

  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Wetland restoration/monitoring
  • Invasive plant control
  • Restoration tree planting and care
  • Monitor & maintain wildlife nesting/roosting structures
  • Greenhouse operation
  • Seed Collection & cleaning
  • Plant propagation

Other responsibilities may be assigned as opportunities arise.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.  Candidate selected for the position will undergo a background check and drug testing.

 

Position Information:

$10.00 per hour

On-site housing available

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015

 

Send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to:

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/Conservation Internship

7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE

Newark, OH  43056

Email:  jeromine@dawesarb.org

 

 

 

DISPLAY GARDENS INTERN

 

For this internship, you will work closely with the Display Gardens Manager, Seasonal Staff, and Volunteers in 14 acres of lush herbaceous gardens.   Help maintain gardens surrounding highly visited areas including the Visitors Center, Daweswood House Museum, Learning Garden and All Seasons Garden.  Ideal candidate should have interest in garden design, floral arranging, and basic knowledge of herbaceous and woody plant material.  Planting, pruning, mulching, watering, weeding as well as applying various herbicides and insecticide effectively and safely are required.  Mowing and string trimming as needed.  Good communication skills are a must as this position involves frequent interaction with Arboretum visitors as well as aiding Display Gardens Manager in educational programs, group tours, and weekly volunteer sessions.  Some Saturday work may be required.

 

Essential Duties / Physical Requirements:

  • Work eight hour days outside in all types of weather
  • Able to independently perform job requirements in a reasonable amount of time
  • Regular and timely attendance
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to walk, stoop, raise arms above head, dig and shovel various materials
  • Maintain current, valid Ohio driver’s license

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow instructions and work well with co-workers
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently at times
  • Ability to operate hand pruners, hand saw, and various motorized equipment as needed
  • Ability to communicate and be courteous with staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Maintain a professional appearance

 

Desirable Experience and Training:

  • Knowledge of plants is preferred, especially herbaceous plants
  • Knowledge of pesticide usage is preferred
  • Attention to detail is a must

 

Position Information:

Position will run May thru August 2015

40 hours per week at the rate of $10 per hour

Free housing available

Deadline to apply is March 20, 2015

 

Send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to:

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/Display Gardens Internship

7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE

Newark, OH  43056

Email:  jeromine@dawesarb.org

 

 

SEASONAL GROUNDS WORKER POSITION 

 

This 40-hour-per-week position runs May 11 through September 18, 2015.  Candidate must be able to work  eight hour days outside in all types of weather.  Able to independently perform job requirements in a reasonable amount of time.  Ability to follow instructions and work well with co-workers.

Some of the duties include string trimming, applying various herbicides and insecticides effectively and safely, mulching, planting and watering.  Able to operate hand pruners, hand saw and various motorized equipment.  Able to lift in excess of 50 pounds, walk, stoop, raise arms above head, able to dig and use shovel to move mulch, etc.  Knowledge of plants and pesticide usage is preferred.

Candidate must have a current, valid Ohio Driver’s License and reliable transportation; able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check by The Dawes Arboretum.  Regular and timely attendance is important.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply in person at the Visitor Center at The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH.  Selected applicants will be contacted for interview.  Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015.

 

 

 

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Send General Employment Inquiries to:

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