Youth & Visitor Education Intern
Employment TypeInternship (Full-time)
The Youth and Visitor Education Intern is an integral part of the Education team, which develops and delivers educational programs for professionals, adults, families, and children. The intern works with staff to direct the activities of Education volunteers including training, workshop planning, and program support. The Youth and Visitor Education Intern meets regularly with volunteers and other professionals to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs. The intern has the opportunity to communicate with the public interfacing with visitors through monthly programming. This position is supported by the McLean Contributionship Education Internship Endowment.
Whomever is selected for this part-time position should expect to work upwards of 40 hours a week depending on operational need. This position pays $15.34 an hour.
The Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through education, research and horticultural display. Located in the Northwest section of the city, the Morris Arboretum & Gardens is a destination for plant lovers from Philadelphia and beyond. The home to a collection of more than 13,000 woody plants and host to special and educational events. Morris Arboretum & Gardens is a hub for botany, horticulture and urban forestry and a special part of Penn.
Duties & Responsibilities
Supervise logistics of scheduled tours and guides.
Write for, edit, and produce Volunteer newsletter.
Manage Outdoor Career Symposium for high school students.
Develop STEAM activities and help coordinate field trips for middle-school, English-language-learners’ summer program.
Develop and teach 3 classes included in the Arboretum class catalogue.
Help develop programs for school groups and Arboretum visitors.
Create temporary signs for interesting plants.
Maintain Arboretum ‘fairy woods.’
Attend meetings and participate in professional development as scheduled.
Perform additional duties as requested.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Experience working with children, camp experience preferred.
Working knowledge of Word, Excel and InDesign preferred.
Work some evening and/or weekend Arboretum events.
Good communication skills, both written and oral.
The Youth and Visitor Education Intern has their own workstation in a shared office that provides the camaraderie offered by a small and supportive staff. The position includes regular field trips with Education Team, monthly Intern education program, as well as the opportunity to attend at least one professional conference. The Youth and Visitor Education Intern has an excellent opportunity to meet others in the field of informal education.
Application InstructionsApplication Deadline:
December 31, 2023