Career Opportunities

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If you are passionate about trees, possess a "can do" attitude, and love to be involved in the community, then Trees Atlanta just might be the place to plant yourself! Our dynamic team is dedicated to the Trees Atlanta mission, and we welcome your interest in sharing our vision.

All applicants must complete the general job application. Applicants may select multiple positions of interest and must upload both a cover letter and a resume in order to submit the form.

Employment Application

Urban Forestry Crew Interim Lead

Urban Forestry Crew Interim Lead

Employment Type: Part-Time Regular

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Apply by: October 17, 2018

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Lead to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Interim Lead will:

  • Be assigned to work with one program within the Urban Forestry Department (Forest Restoration or Beltline Westside Trail).
  • Lead groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Implement and facilitate watering schedules for new plants.
  • Implement and facilitate an invasive species removal schedule for all greenspace projects.
  • Implement seasonal fertilization and spraying regimen to abate invasive weeds and pests.
  • Perform other standard maintenance and planting duties.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.
  • Assist when needed with other program areas.

Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
  • Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
  • Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
  • Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90-day probationary period. Hours may be adjusted to meet

seasonal needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible

line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to www.treesatlanta.org/careers/

Urban Trees Technician - BeltLine Corridor

Urban Forestry Crew Technician – BeltLine Corridor

Employment Type: Part-Time

Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Logistics & Data Manager

Apply by: October 17, 2018

Start Date: November 1, 2018

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance of the Beltline Eastside Trail, Northeast Interim Trail, and special projects on the Southside Trail. Maintenance includes but is not limited to planting, irrigation, mulching, fertilization, pruning, weeding, trash clean-up, and invasive vegetation control.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:

  • Co-lead groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
  • Facilitate an invasive species control schedule.
  • Implement seasonal fertilization and pruning.
  • Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
  • Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
  • Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
  • Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90 day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to www.treesatlanta.org/careers/

Urban Trees Coordinator


URBAN TREES COORDINATOR

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Classification: Exempt

Start Date: 10/1/2018

Apply by: 9/10/2018

Reports to: Urban Trees Supervisor

Salary: $30,000 – $33,000

 

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

 

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Trees Coordinator to join our Urban Trees Crew. The Urban Trees Crew plants ball and burlap trees in urban spaces, right-of-ways, public parks, the Atlanta BeltLine, and in greenspaces around the City of Atlanta. The Urban Trees Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

 

  • Follow planting plans, designs, schedules, and instructions.
  • Operate heavy machinery, including a skid steer, safely and efficiently using OSHA safety standards for the purpose of planting ball and burlap trees and associated tasks.
  • Planting trees through the use of heavy machinery as wells as by hand utilizing tools.
  • Inspect plant material and trees upon arrival for any unacceptable disease or damage.
  • Make in the field decisions to protect trees and keep staff and the public safe by factoring in all site conditions and variables.
  • Perform safe and efficient daily field operations by leading a tree planting crew consisting of three -four staff members which includes keeping the crew on schedule, enforcing safety compliance, and training staff.
  • Performs field tasks to protect tree installations such as, but not limited to, laying mulch, straw, and/or seed, minor re-grading, removing old rootballs, staking trees, pruning, and watering.
  • Will perform other landscaping duties as needed including, but not limited to, light hardscape installation, flexipave installation around trees, rain cistern installation, equipment maintenance, planting native shrubs, grasses, and perennials, invasive removal, and tree pruning.

 

Requirements

  • 3 years of landscaping experience, including tree planting experience (ball and burlap trees) preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience operating heavy machinery
  • 1 year of crew management/supervision
  • Driver’s license in the State of Georgia with a 3-year safe driving history
  • Be able to pass both a drug and criminal background screening
  • Proven interest and passion for trees and/or urban ecology
  • Ability to lift 60lbs and work outdoors in inclement weather
  • Exceptional oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and promote positivity
  • Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and confidence
  • Savvy with online email, google calendar, or ability to learn.
  • Punctual and strong ability to follow and adjust a tree planting schedule/calendar
  • Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm availability.

 

This is a benefited position, which has a 90-day probationary period. Benefits include: partially paid health insurance, generous paid time off policy, and 403-B retirement savings plan.

To Apply

To apply, please fill out the Job Application Form. The application must be accompanied by a resume and cover letter for full consideration.

Youth Education Coordinator


YOUTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Classification: Exempt

Start Date: Immediate

Apply by: Posted until filled

Reports to: Director of Education

Salary: $32,000 – $38,000 plus benefits

 

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

 

Job Description

Trees Atlanta’s Education branch, the TreeHouse, is looking for a Youth Education Coordinator who will take a lead role in managing the year-round Junior TreeKeeper (JTK) Camp as well as other targeted youth education programming. The Junior TreeKeeper Camp has offerings in the summer and during Atlanta Public School breaks (teacher planning days and quarterly breaks – Fall, Winter, and Spring).

 

The Youth Education Coordinator will:

  • Develop environmental education programs for K-12 youth.
  • Lead camp programs by managing all logistics for Junior TreeKeeper Camp, including recruiting, training, and managing seasonal camp employees and interns.
  • Assist with in-school Urban TreeTrackers program and other similar school series.
  • Coordinate service-learning projects (such as tree plantings or invasive removal projects).
  • Plan and facilitate standardized and customized programs for target youth groups, such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout Badge Programs.
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and organize volunteers to support programs as needed to increase visibility and program registrations.
  • Compile and report data on program metrics to track performance.
  • Manage program calendar.
  • Safely lead students on bike tours on the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • Occasionally drive company vehicles for projects.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required.

 

Requirements

  • Have a valid driver’s license with a 3-year history of safe driving.
  • Be able to pass pre-employment background and drug screenings.
  • Degree in environmental education, ecology, urban forestry or related field of study; or strong background in science, STEM/STEAM teaching, primary or secondary education or outdoor leadership.
  • Experience leading indoor and outdoor education initiatives for grades K-12.
  • Preferred: experience teaching tree and plant identification, urban ecosystem dynamics, and environmentally focused arts and crafts.
  • Preferred: experience coordinating or leading youth summer camps (day camps).
  • Preferred certifications: First Aid, CPR, Project Learning Tree, and other relevant certifications.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office software and the Google suite of office tools.
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills for interactions with youth and adults, community representatives, volunteers, and staff.
  • Be detail oriented with strong time and task management skills.

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions, including exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, dirt, and insects.
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to work occasional Saturdays or evening events. Standard work hours are M-F (8:30 am – 4:30 am), but early morning and early evening hours may be necessary to match program schedules. Flex-time is used to offer an equivalent of 40/hr work week.

 

Location: Atlanta, Georgia. You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and travel to various schools in and around the City of Atlanta, on the Atlanta BeltLine and the BeltLine Arboretum, and various locations in Atlanta, as required.

 

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Youth Tree Team Lead

YOUTH TREE TEAM LEAD

Employment Type: Part-Time, Seasonal

Start Date: May 7, 2019 for the program, Initial training starts March 2019

End Date: July 19, 2019

Reports to: Youth Tree Team Supervisor

Hourly Rate: $12 (approx. 30 hours per week)

 

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

 

Job Description

The Youth Tree Team Lead will:

  • Lead and supervise the Youth Tree Team (a group of 24-30 high school students with diverse backgrounds and cultures) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Be involved in all aspects of the maintenance (watering, weeding and mulching) on the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum.
  • Assist with various maintenance projects: watering, mulching, and weeding.
  • Assist with the coordination of logistics for Youth Tree Team lunches, field trips, and lunch and learns.
  • Communicate the mission of Trees Atlanta by acting responsibly as an ambassador for Trees Atlanta while out on field work.
  • Conduct student evaluations.

Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Preferably pursuing a degree in related to Environmental Studies, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Outdoor Education, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Horticulture, or related field.
  • Have a valid driver’s license with at least a 3-year clear history.
  • Be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Youth Tree Team work is performed outdoors.
  • Be comfortable driving a 12-15 passenger van.
  • Work in a physically-demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Repeatedly lift approximately 30lbs.
  • Have an updated tetanus shot.

 

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Urban Forestry- Crew Technician

Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Tabitha Schwartz, Data and Logistics Manager
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Technician to lead and assist with all aspects of the maintenance (watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, treating, assessing, & etc.) of Atlanta’s public right-of-way, park trees, and greenspaces to sustain the health and vigor of Atlanta’s urban canopy.

The Urban Forestry Crew Technician will:
● Co-leading groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekly maintenance projects.
● Facilitate watering schedule for new plants.
● Facilitate an invasive species schedule for all greenspace projects.
● Implement seasonal fertilization and spraying regiment to abate invasive weeds and pests, as directed by the Urban Forestry Crew Manager.
● Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate the mission for Trees Atlanta while working in the field.

Requirements:
● A valid driver’s license and a clean record.
● Proficiency in pickup truck and trailer driving.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Urban Forestry Crew work is performed outdoors.
● Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
● Willingness to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with other team members.
● Have great leadership and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
● Updated tetanus shot.

This position starts with a 90 day probationary period. Hours are adjusted to meet seasonal part-time needs. Trees Atlanta optimizes work efficiency through this flexible line-up without compromising the quality of our work.

To Apply:

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

Arboretum Collections and Interpretive Signage Intern


Arboretum Collections and Interpretive Signage Intern

Employment Type: Internship (Part-Time Temporary)

Start Date: Based on Hire Date

Apply by: Until Filled

Reports to: Education Program Coordinator

Salary: Stipend – commensurate with availability and experience

 

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

 

About Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum:  The living collections within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum are managed by Trees Atlanta.  The Arboretum is a dynamic urban collection of cultivated tree and woody plant species, along with native grasses and wildflowers that showcases sustainable landscape management and the restoration of urban ecosystems. It is at once an urban forest, an ecological connector, a corridor for education and scientific research, and a collection of public spaces.

Job Description

The Trees Atlanta Arboretum Intern is responsible for the development and management of Trees Atlanta’s permanent and temporary interpretive signage in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The Intern will work under the supervision of the Education staff of Trees Atlanta. This role requires some field work (outdoors) and extensive use of design software.  Requires ability to be onsite regularly at the education center and various locations of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and some work may be completed remotely.

  • Work with the Education staff to design and install interpretive signage in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The primary projects of this internship will include: “33 oaks” sculpture installation signage, 7 permanent interpretive signage panels, and temporary “what’s happening” yard signs, as needed.    
  • The various interpretive signage projects of this internships will entail visual design and formatting, coordination with vendors, and supervising installation, as appropriate.
  • Create educational info-graphics for use on social media and print related to the Arboretum and trees.
  • Train and supervise volunteers, as required, to complete projects.
  • Participate in and conduct educational programs, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled) in a related field.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in a related graduate degree program or with prior related work experience, are preferred.
  • Expertise or experience developing interpretive signage is strongly desired.
  • High level of competency in use of design software. Competency in other related tools and software is a plus and should be demonstrated in your cover letter or resume.
  • Must be physically capable of using, carrying or moving equipment necessary for the physical installation of signage in the Arboretum. Ability to walk distances of up to 3 miles paved or unpaved terrain is required.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation capable of moving tools or equipment to various locations if and as needed, as well as to conduct field work at various locations of the Arboretum.

 

This is an 8 to 12 week long, paid internship. Stipend and schedule commensurate with successful candidate’s experience and availability.

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.

NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Intern

Length of internship:
• Winter/Spring Internship is 4 months – January 22nd, 2019 through May 14th, 2019
Apply by:
• November 16th, 2018 for Winter/Spring Internship

Compensation: Stipend is $500 per month
Location: Atlanta, GA

Trees Atlanta’s mission is to protect & improve Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving & educating. Trees Atlanta is a non-profit that has served Atlanta for 33 years in communities inside all over Atlanta through tree planting, tree care, education, and forest restoration.

The Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Internship is an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization. As an intern you will work assist with NeighborWoods project planning and volunteer coordination. Duties include writing our weekly volunteer email, planning and leading tree maintenance and planting projects, communicating with neighbors, completing post-planting visits to the sites, entering volunteer data into our online volunteer management program, and working with the tree database.

The schedule for this position is flexible, and will be 24 to 32 hours a week, with Saturdays required. The ideal candidate will work well in a team, be self-motivated and enthusiastic, and enjoy working outdoors. Preferred majors include ecology, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscape design or related fields. Preference will also go to candidates who drive and can be covered by Trees Atlanta’s auto insurance policy. A basic knowledge of local and invasive plants and is important. A desire to learn and acquire new skills is essential. You must be 21 years and older to apply.

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application.