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Jobs and Internships

Nature Camp Educator

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Hourly Rate: $16.00/hour

Schedule: Part-Time, Seasonal Position

Job Location: Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001

For additional information contact Melissa Eldridge, Program and Summer Camp Director,

at 215-887-6603 or melissa@briarbush.org.

Abington Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Center Aide

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Hourly Rate: $9.00/hour

Schedule: Part-Time, Year-Round Position

Job Location: Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001

For additional information contact Mark Fallon, Director of Briar Bush Nature Center, at 215-887-6603.

Abington Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Natural Lands Management Intern

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Hours: Part-time, seasonal internship; requires a minimum commitment of six hours per week for a minimum of three months.

Schedule: Flexible.

Job Location: Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001

​The internship is unpaid; housing is unavailable.


Educational Enrichments: Interns will receive experience in natural land management techniques including training and practice in:

  • Native and non-native invasive plant identification

  • Manual control practices for non-native plants

  • Pruning and/or planting (depending on the season) for restoration settings

A few suggested reading titles may be borrowed from the Center's holdings. Interns learn about regional organizations, conferences, and other local networking opportunities and will be sent any related career information or opportunities of which the Briar Bush staff becomes aware.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Identification and manual removal of invasive exotic plants

  • Watering, weeding, planting, and/or mulching of native plantings

  • Trail maintenance (less than 1-mile trail system)

  • Working with youth and adult volunteers to perform grounds work

  • Occasional assistance with program setup and routine maintenance of buildings

Qualifications:

  • College coursework in horticulture, botany, environmental science, or related field

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs, walk on rough, uneven terrain, use vision to identify plants and safely use hand tools

 

Legal Requirements:​ Interns who have direct contact with minors must obtain PA Criminal History Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and/or other background checks. This may not apply to all interns.

 

Send cover letter and resume to Ehren Gross, Senior Naturalist, at ehren@briarbush.org.

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