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Tyler Arboretum-Grounds Crew Technician: -Wed, 09/28/2022 - 12:45pm

Grounds Crew Technician:


Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media , PA 19063
United States
Pennsylvania US

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Job Description 

Grounds Crew Technician: Non-Exempt, Regular Part Time – 30 hours/wk. Entry-level position that reports to the Arboretum Manager.

Position Description:
Tyler offers a small, dedicated staff where you can leave your mark and explore your interests! Maybe you wish you knew about plant records, silviculture, forest management, trail maintenance or nursery management/indoor plant business - we can help you learn more with the help of our staff and volunteers managing those areas. This entry-level position reports to the Arboretum Manager and is a great way to learn more about Arboretum maintenance, horticulture, and would be perfect for someone considering a career in public gardens and/or horticulture!

The Grounds Crew Technician will be responsible for the maintenance of the horticulture collections and natural areas, with a focus on turf, trails and winter meadow maintenance. Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance and Arboretum events. If you are the right person – with a strong work ethic - this position could be flexible to your needs: Part-time or Seasonal!

Duties & Responsibilities 

- Learn how to maintain turf, trails and natural areas in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition with a variety of equipment.
-Work with a tight-knit crew of horticulture professionals to learn the maintenance of grounds, equipment and support tools.
-Learn how to maintain all structural elements in the landscape, including fence repairs, directional signs, pond maintenance and water courses, road and walk surfaces.
- Want a full-year position? Learn how we maintain our meadows, and assist with snow removal.
-Join the whole Tyler team with our “all-hands-on-deak” Special Events – including our incredibly popular Plant Sale and our annual gala Tyler at Twilight.
-Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.
-Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience 

Preferred bachelor’s degree in horticulture, environmental science, or a strong interest in those fields, or a currently enrolled student in a similar program.
- A great work-ethic and a desire to learn
-Valid State issued motor vehicle operator's license and insurability

Work Environment
- Supportive and collaborative environment with horticulture professionals from varying backgrounds.
-General work on the Arboretum’s grounds
-Requires frequent and prolonged equipment use, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
-Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds
-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Application Instructions 

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, References will be requested following initial interview. Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

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Mike Karkowski