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Scott Intern- Education
Category: Clerical

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Position Announcement


Scott Intern- Education                                Number available: 1

Apply by:  March 1, 2013

Duration:  1 yr with flexibility of spring start date

Compensation:  $ 13.50/hr in FY 2011/12; 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 Coordinator

E-mail: Claire Sawyers - or

Telephone:  610-328-8025

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. In addition to on-the-job training, the intern has opportunities to meet 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 up to $5,000 in support for approved international travel.



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


About the Scott Arboretum: Located in the “garden capital of the United States,” the Scott Arboretum has been called “the most beautiful campus in America.” The Scott 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 Association of Museums since 1995, a distinction held by about 30 botanical gardens/arboreta. Members and volunteers of the Scott Arboretum play a key role in the activities and assist 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: send cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references with phone numbers to:


Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Attn: Claire Sawyers

500 College Ave.

Swarthmore, PA 19081


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