Posts Tagged ‘Gardens’

Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a visionary not-for-profit organization in the Greater Philadelphia Region since its founding in 1827. PHS organizes the annual Philadelphia International Flower, the world’s largest and longest-running indoor flower show, which brings 270,000 visitors and creates a $61 million economic impact to the city. PHS’s Philadelphia Green helps transform lives through innovative programs like City Harvest, which has grown and donated 160,000 lbs of fresh produce in four years—helping to feed 1,000 families each week of the growing season. PHS also leads Plant One Million, an ambitious program to plant one million trees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The Project Coordinator for Community Greening Stewardship Initiatives supports the stewardship and implementation of neighborhood greening projects with a heavy emphasis on engaging community in design, construction and on-going maintenance. She/he reports to the Program Manager for Community Greening and Stewardship Initiatives.


  • Strong history in community engagement with diverse populations
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in related field.
  • Degree in environmental studies, horticulture, sustainable landscape management, or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
  • Excellent written, graphic, and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player willing to help other team members when needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, Razor’s Edge, internet, social media and technology
  • Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia Region is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Send a cover letter and resume to:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
c/o Human Resources
100 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email: hrphs@pennhort.org

To learn more about us, visit www.phsonline.org
Please no telephone or walk-in inquires. EOE. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Position Title: Garden Art and Science Youth Educator
Reports to: Youth Work Coordinator
Status: Seasonal, Non-exempt, 12 weeks, May – August
Hours:  May 18- June 17, 10 hours a week flexible hours; June 20th – August 3, hours shift to 9 per week, specifically Monday (1-4pm), Tuesday (10am-1pm) and Wednesday (1-4pm).

Position Summary:  In coordination with the summer youth program to develop, plan and implement a curriculum that teaches youth about gardening and maintains a community youth garden. Also, there is an opportunity to develop an environmental art piece, such as murals, sculpture, earth art, etc. which will be featured near the garden.  The focus is on direct service with youth program participants, teaching daily garden lessons 3 times daily with children grades 1-6.

Responsibilities: Is responsible for, but not limited to the following functions:
·     Develop and implement weekly academic lessons utilizing youth garden as an educational tool, in coordination with Program Coordinator to maintain grade level standards in reading and math.
·     Work collaboratively with Program’s Coordinators in the garden maintenance and planting schedule, as well as the development of environmental art pieces representing the community’s connection to the garden.
·     Coordinates the garden art program as an integral part of ESNS’ Youth Programs, while branching out to include intergenerational programming with the Friendship Adult Day Program, a program of East Side Neighborhood Services focusing on older adult care.
·     Plan and facilitate at least three intergenerational events throughout the summer working with the youth and senior adults in the Adult Day Program.
·     Develops and maintains schedule of necessary garden maintenance tasks with assistance of Program Coordinators and other summer staff.
·     Purchases materials in coordination with Program Coordinators and project budget.
·     Assists in program evaluation involving youth, parent, community members, and staff.
·     Maintain constructive professional relationships with community members, youth program participants and staff.
·     Other responsibilities as assigned by Program Coordinator.


·     Minimum of one year post-secondary education in relevant field.
·     Experience in environmental science and art education.
·     Experience and interest in community gardening, gardening processes, curriculum development, environmental art creation, and intergenerational relationships.
·     Experience and interest in working with youth and/or families in community setting.
·     Experience and interest in developing creative and educational youth activities.

Compensation:$12.00  per hour

Send Resume to: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700Second St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413; humanresources@esns.org; http://www.esns.org Closing date 4/25/2011.


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Southside Community Land Trust
Deadline – April 22, 2011

Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) is accepting applications for a summer intern to coordinate the 21st season of the award-winning Children’s Garden Education Program. The Children’s Garden at City Farm is a unique, experiential classroom for young people from the greater South Providence community. The 13-week internship is a fantastic learning opportunity for a student or educator interested in hands-on experiential teaching and learning from young people in a fascinating, diverse urban environment. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500 for his/her summer work. Please e-mail completed applications and resumes to education@southsideclt.org or mail to: Leo Pollock, Program Director, Southside Community Land Trust, 109 Somerset Street, Providence, RI 02907. To learn more about the garden visit http://southsideclt.org/childrensgarden.

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