People of the Preserve
Full Time Coordinator of Adult and Professional Programming
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is located in the Delaware Watershed near historic New Hope, PA and features nearly 700 species of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs that support a wealth of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Five miles of trails that wind through woodlands and meadow, along two ponds and Pidcock Creek afford a unique opportunity to learn about a diversity of native plant communities.
The Preserve is searching for a full time Coordinator of Adult and Professional Programming to actively interpret the Preserve and advance its mission to inspire the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.
• Professional Educational program development and planning, coordinating lectures, and professional symposia including the Land Ethics Symposium and the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference
• Development of a professional certificate program targeting the green industry in support of sustainable native landscape stewardship to ensure healthy wildlife habitats and high water quality
• Develop interpretation of the on-site native plant collection in cooperation with the Interpretive and Public Programs Coordinator
• Conduct outreach and foster educational partnerships in support of the mission
• Design and present native plant-based programs, facilitate workshops, and lead tours as needed
• In depth knowledge of mid-Atlantic regional native flora and ecology
• B.S. or M.S. degree in natural sciences with plant-related focus or equivalent education/experience
• Proven success with educational program planning, development and delivery
• Ability to create and monitor all related budgets and accounts
• Excellent communication skills including writing, public speaking and social media
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including at least one regular weekend day
The position offers a generous benefit package including healthcare and 401k. If you are creative, energetic, and a self-starter with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of staff, trustees, interns and volunteers, please send cover letter, references, and resume to:
Miles Arnott, Executive Director
ATTN: Education Coordinator
Application deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019
Part-time Grounds Worker
DEPARTMENT: Grounds Management
WAGE & HOUR STATUS: Hourly
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Seasonal F/T
PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Grounds Worker’s responsibilities include maintenance of plantings, trails, and special habitats in the Preserve.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Grounds Manager
OTHER RELATIONSHIPS: Nursery manager, interns and volunteers.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: N/A
1. Provide cultural care for plantings and habitats, selecting and preparing planting sites, making plantings and maintaining established plantings.
2. Work to keep trails clear of debris and overgrowth; maintain crushed stone trails as needed. Maintain trail entrance signs, outbuildings/shelters, and structures on trails.
3. Maintenance of grounds keeping tools and propagation area equipment, including tractor, mower, saws, watering system, sprayers and other equipment; assess needs for additional equipment and repairs.
4. Maintenance of Preserve’s roadways and structures including Visitor Center and deer fence.
5. Work with interns, volunteers and others working on the grounds; maintain records of hours worked on the grounds.
6. Assist with set up and breakdown of special events.
1. Assist with two or more annual plant sales, tagging plants, creating attractive and informative signage, and recording inventories.
2. Assist the Native Plant Nursery for the production of native Pennsylvania plants for the plant sales and to increase plantings in the Preserve.
3. Assist the Nursery Manager with the production of or acquiring of propagules, growing propagules into saleable size, irrigation, fertilization, pest and pest control.
4. Maintain records on sources of propagules, propagation techniques and procedures, documenting identity of plants in the propagation area.
5. Duties include light electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work, grounds maintenance and some custodial duties.
Additional related tasks are assigned from time to time, including but not limited to instructing groups, leading tours, training and working with volunteers, staffing the building and meeting the public. Other duties as assigned or required.
ASSIGNMENT AND APPROVAL OF WORK: By Grounds Manager
RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION-MAKING; N/A
REPORT PREPARATION: N/A
EDUCATION: High School Degree or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Must be able to operate a chain saw and lift 50 pounds. Mechanical, carpentry and light electrical skills. Must be knowledgeable in many areas of grounds maintenance and be able to perform strenuous work.
Please email email@example.com to apply
Summer Internship Opportunities
SUMMER 2019 All internships have been filled.