Job Openings

MARKETING & MEDIA SPECIALIST

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, CT is seeking an individual who is well versed in the use of social media, marketing, and website development. This is a part-time contract position of approximately 16 hours per week.
Job Responsibilities
·      Maintenance of website
·      Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, benchmarking, and messaging
·      Generate, edit, publish, and share daily content (original text, images, video) that encourages community members to take action
·  Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the Bartlett’s social and website content
·      Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
·      Collaborate with other departments (education, development, etc.) to manage reputation and coordinate actions
·       Execute the day-to-day delivery of email marketing campaigns
·       Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns

 Job Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media, or Public Relations

  • Proven working experience in marketing and as a digital media specialist

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Ability to work within a team and independently

  • Must be self-motivated and driven

  • Must be adept at handling pressure and working under deadlines

  • Adequate knowledge of web design and web development

  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels

  • Positive attitude, detail, and customer-oriented

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Jane von Trapp, jvontrapp@bartlettarboretum.org

SUMMER HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE INTERNSHIP

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens History

In 1913, Francis A. Bartlett, a well known dendrologist and founder of the internationally known F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, acquired 30 acres of North Stamford woodlands to use as his residence, training school and research laboratory for his successful tree-care company. Over the years he assembled a large number of woody plant specimens on the property from all over the world, in particular from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Today, nestled among the historic landscape of Southwestern New England, the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a natural preserve like no other in this region. The property features 93 acres of irreplaceable open space highlighting the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer: magnificent award-winning Champion trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife and native habitats. A wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life, we serve as a leading recreational and educational resource for area residents and visitors of all ages. For weekend gardeners to budding young botanists, the Bartlett offers a place to relax, learn, and unplug.

Jane Bartlett Heisinger Wild Flower Garden

Jane Bartlett Heisinger was Francis Bartlett’s daughter. When she passed away, a garden was dedicated in her memory. Over the years, it was ravaged by deer and became overgrown. In 2017, Jane’s daughter, Anne Heisinger Dillon and her husband Jack made possible the renovation of the garden back to its original splendor.

Internship Description

We are seeking a student looking for a career in horticulture, landscape architecture, or public gardening to plant and maintain the Jane Bartlett Heisinger Wild Flower Garden (JBH Garden) during the summer of 2019. The ideal candidate will be self-starting, able to work independently or with a team, and motivated for success. Tasks include planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, and making signage. While the primary responsibility is the JBH Garden, other Arboretum tasks may also be required.

Requirements

At least one year of coursework in horticulture is required. The candidate should be able to lift at least 25 pounds and prepared to work in all types of weather as well as willing to get her/his hands dirty! A valid driver’s license and proximity to the Arboretum in Stamford is preferable.

This internship begins in early to mid-May, is 40 hours per week, and lasts until the student goes back to school at the end of the summer. Participation in Arboretum events is encouraged. The pay rate is $12-$15 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Send resume, cover letter, and three professional or academic references to jvontrapp@bartlettarboretum.org by March 15, 2019.

LEAD CAMP EDUCATOR

Description 

A seasonal full-time position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens as lead educator for a camp group.  Camp educators are responsible for providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective environment in a nature day-camp setting. Educators are responsible for planning, leading, and implementing camp programming with exciting, hands-on activities around selected science, garden, and nature topics. Educators will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on nature, STEAM, environmental stewardship, and most importantly FUN!

General Duties

·      Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
·      Organize and lead a variety of group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, hiking, gardening, classroom activities, environmental programming, team-building, songs, games, Family Day, etc. 
·      Be comfortable with a diverse camper population and identify and respond to camper needs and behavior issues.
·      Communicate with camp director and parents about camper experiences and concerns.
·      Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
·      Know and understand ALL emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program.
·      Guide counselors and camp volunteer.

 Qualifications

  • BA/BS in education, biology, or related field. Or current college student in education, biology, or related field.

  • Experience teaching classes or teaching in a camp setting , youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

  • First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain.

  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.

  • Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must.

Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, basic survival skills, physical games, and gardening activities.

 Please email resume and cover letter to Mike Belletzkie
MBelletzkie@bartlettarboretum.org

CAMP COUNSELORS

Description 

A seasonal full-time position with Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens as counselor for our fun, nature-based summer camp.  Counselors are responsible for providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective environment in a nature day-camp setting. Counselors are responsible for assisting the lead educator with all camp activities and programming.  Counselors will help to provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on nature, STEAM, environmental stewardship, and most importantly FUN!

 General Duties

·      Assist in the organization and implementation of camp activities.
·      Help to ensure campers are properly supervised at all times.
·  Participate in implementation of all program activities.
·   Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
·      Be alert to camper needs and discuss any problems with lead educator. 
·      Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper use, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to head counselor or camp director.
·      Be a positive role model for campers and staff
·      Ensure positive attitude, behavior and interaction with campers and staff at all times.
·      Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
·      Set a good example to campers and others with regard to general camp procedures and practices, including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship. Other Job Duties
·      Know and understand ALL emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program.

 Qualifications

·       Must have completed junior year of high school and be at least 16 years of age.
· Experience working in a camp setting or experience working with children.
· Ability to lead, organize, and implement program activities and crafts.
· Ability to work as a member of a team.
· Strong organizational and communication skills. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.
· Enthusiasm for the botanical and natural world and sharing it with children and adults is a must.

 Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, basic survival skills, physical games, and gardening activities.

 Please email resume and cover letter to Mike Belletzkie MBelletzkie@bartlettarboretum.org