Employment/Internships

EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER CAREER-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in employment at Asbury Woods Nature Center.  We only accept applications for current vacancies listed below.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Part time seasonal position  

 

JOB POSTING   July 1, 2014

 

Part time Groundskeeper / Gardener

Asbury Woods Partnership, Inc. is seeking a groundskeeper working at the Asbury Woods Nature Center. 

 

Summary of Position:   The Groundskeeper is a part time employee of the Asbury Woods Partnership, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.   The Groundskeeper will help maintain grounds and gardens of the Asbury Woods Nature Center property.   The groundskeeper shall perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: push mowing, trimming, planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, digging and raking.  

 

SALARY:  $7.25 per hour with no benefits. Security/background investigations required prior to start of employment.  This position will average 25 – 30 hours per week from May – October.   Clearances are required.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Follows detailed worksheet for routine grounds keeping duties.
  • Waters plants, flowers and grass on property.  
  • Mows and trims lawn areas as directed by management staff.
  • Pulls weeds by hand or uses weed trimmer as appropriate.
  • Planting, fertilizing and other gardening jobs as needed.
  • Responsible for sweeping entrance sidewalk.
  • Keeps all related equipment clean, maintained and stored properly.
  • Keeps equipment storage area neat, clean and organized.
  • Completes inventory of supplies and informs manager when additional supplies are needed.
  • Keeps the property free of litter, cigarette butts and other trash.
  • Shall perform other duties as needed and directed by management staff.

 

Qualifications:

 

  1. High School Graduate or GED.
  2. Considerable ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Clearances required – PA Criminal History, Child Abuse History, PPD/TB Test, FBI Fingerprinting  
  4. Grounds keeping and gardening experience is preferred.
  5. Individual must be able to communicate clearly with managers and other personnel.
  6. Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
  7. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time.

 

 APPLICATION PROCESS  FOR GROUNDSKEEPER POSITION: 

 

Please email letter of interest, resume and three professional references to:   Jennifer Herring, Interim Partnership Coordinator at herring@mtsd.org.  Only applications submitted electronically will be considered.     

 

 

 

 

INTERNSHIPS
Asbury Woods occasionally has college and high school internships during the year in the areas of education, biology, parks and recreation, marketing, development and more for highly motivated students.  Our internships are designed to provide rich learning experiences for students that will help build strong career skills for the future. Please check back for our next round of internship opportunities.

CAREER-ORIENTED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
Asbury Woods offers several career-oriented volunteer opportunities for young people throughout the year such as our Explorer Post 808.  This program offers career-oriented, co-ed learning experiences for 15-21 year olds in the areas of environmental education, teaching, and biology.  For more information contact Steve Wasiesky at wasiesky@mtsd.org.

In addition to the above, new volunteers of any age are always welcome at Asbury Woods! Our volunteers help with garden and trail maintenance, office and front desk duties, education programs and events, fundraising and much more! For more information about our volunteer program or to sign up, please contact Deb Testi at (814) 835-5356 or complete the form located on our volunteer opportunities page.

Sept 1 - May 31
CLOSED MONDAYS

Tues. - Sat.
10 am - 4 pm
Sun. Noon - 4 pm

June 1 - August 31
Mon. - Sat.
10 am. - 5 pm
Sun. Noon - 5 pm

Trails Open Daylight Hours

4105 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506

(814) 835-5356

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