Scott Intern- Education

Focus Area: Plant and Wildlife Sciences
Institution Name: The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, Philadelphia
Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
Start Date:
Wage: $14.70/hr


Scott Intern - Education                                  
Apply by:  February 15, 2018
Duration:  1 yr with flexibility of spring start date
Compensation:  $ 14.70/hr in FY16/l7; 35 hour work week plus excellent benefits as a Swarthmore  College employee; also receives support to attend educational programs.
Contact:  Claire Sawyers, Director or Julie Jenney, Educational Programs- csawyerl 
Fax:  610-328-7755

The Scott Arboretum Education Internship offers unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in public horticulture. The intern has opportunities
to meet and work with other professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public
gardens, and to attend educational events at other institutions. This is a one-year appointment. Work activities include assisting the Educational Programs Coordinator with educational programming, special events, publications, interpretation, marketing, promotion, and working with volunteers. The intern is eligible for $5,000 in support of approved international travel.

Qualifications: Good communication skills, an attention to detail, knowledge of pertinent technology and coµiputer programs, interest in working with volunteers and the public are also desired. Individuals must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. An interest in ornamental and public horticulture.

About the Scott Arboretum: Located in the "garden capital of the United States," the Scott 
Arboretum of Swarthmore College has been called "the most beautiful campus in America." The Scott 
The arboretum is the 300- plus acre campus of Swarthmore College, an excellent liberal arts college located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Established in 1929, the Arboretum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1995, a distinction held by about 30 botanical gardens/arboreta. Volunteers play a key role in the activities and assist the full-time staff of about 20 people in maintaining outstanding collections of woody ornamentals of over 4,000 taxa and a variety of special gardens. For more information visit

To apply:
go to Swarthmore College's website: and 
click on the "apply now" button and create a login to submit the application materials.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references with phone numbers.


Contact Information:
For additional information, contact: Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Attn: Claire Sawyers 500 College Ave. Swarthmore, PA 19081 610-328-0825

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Geiser, Jessica

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