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.

Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Landscape Fellow


Position: Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Landscape Fellow
Employment Type: Internship
Employment Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Start Date: Mid-May 2017. Flexible start and end dates. 3 month commitment.
Apply by: April 14, 2017
Reports to: Forest Restoration Manager
Salary: $9/hour (32 hours per week)

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Landscape Fellow to assist the Forest Restoration program with designing, replanting and maintaining sections of grassland and wildflowers along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Landscape Fellow will: 
• Design and implementing several “pocket” grassland areas or perennial beds.
• Perform maintenance on existing restored grassland areas.
• Assist with weed and invasive removal.
• Irrigate.
• Plant grasses and wildflowers.
• Maintenance height and aesthetic of trail shoulders.
• Execute other duties as assigned.

The position will provide an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization on a major landscape projects.

Requirements:
• Preferred: a background in landscape design and horticulture.
• 3 Years of driving history with a clean record.
• Excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
• Keen attention to detail.
• Able to work independently.

Physical Requirements:
• Able to lift heavy items and work in all types of outdoor weather conditions

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Brian Williams at brian@treesatlanta.org with “Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Landscape Fellow” in the subject line of your email.

Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern


Position: Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern
Employment Type: Internship
Employment Classification: Temporary/Contract
Start Date: Mid-May 2017. Flexible start and end dates. 3 month commitment.
Apply by: April 14, 2017
Reports to: Forest Restoration Manager
Salary: $1,500.00 Stipend (20-35 hours per week)

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for an Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern to assist the Forest Restoration program with weed/invasive control and monitoring over 10 acres of native grasses and forbs along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

 In the specific area of native grassland monitoring and maintenance, the Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern will:
• Plan weed pull projects.
• Assess weed and invasives.
• Supervise volunteers during maintenance projects.
• Communicate with potential partners for maintenance projects.
• Execute other duties as assigned.

The Trees Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern position is an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization on a major landscape/infrastructure project.

Requirements:
• Preferred majors: landscape architecture/design, horticulture, environmental science, or related fields.
• At least 3 years of driving history with a clean record.
• Basic knowledge of local and invasive plants is helpful.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Be self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift heavy items and work in all types of outdoor weather conditions

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Brian Williams  at brian@treesatlanta.org with “Atlanta BeltLine Prairie Management Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Junior TreeKeeper Camp Counselor


Position: Junior TreeKeepers Camp Counselor
Employment Type: Part-Time/Seasonal
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Start Date: June 1, 2017 (mandatory training week: April 3 – 7, 2017)
End Date: July 21, 2017 (July 3 – 7 is an unpaid, non-working week)
Apply by: Until Filled
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator
Compensation: $12.00/hr (40 hr/week)

Job Description
Trees Atlanta seeks individuals with experience working with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching / coaching role to help with spring and summer Junior TreeKeeprs Camps. Our summer day camps are a fun blend of environmental education and lots of outdoor exploration on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Camp Counselors will bring the program to life for each week of camp.

Summer and Spring Break Counselors will:
• Lead classes and activities of the camp program such as tree ID, orienteering, art, tree planting, invasive removal, and mulching.
• Assist to ensure proper camper to staff ratios.
• Teach environmental lessons (many based on STEM/STEAM principles).
• Organizing materials for lessons.
• Monitor and correct camper behavior as needed.
• Ensure camper safety during indoor and outdoor activities.
• Create positive memories for our budding environmental stewards.
• Supervise camper bike activities

Candidates should meet most of these requirements:
• College graduate or currently matriculated.
• Experience teaching students in 1st – 6th grades (environmental education, science, STEM/STEAM desired).
• Ability to work with students in outdoor setting.
• Experience leading youth summer camps.
• Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
• Able to interact with campers and parents in an empathic, polite manner.
• Experience with time and task management.
• Experience with tree and plant identification, orienteering, and arts & crafts.
• Certified in 1st Aid and CPR, desired.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Be available to work Monday through Friday for at least eight hours each day.
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions including: exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider.
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Early morning and early Evening may be necessary; final schedules will be set upon hire.
• Each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment
You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email.

Junior TreeKeeper Camp Intern


Position: Junior TreeKeeper Camp Intern
Employment Type: Internship

Employment Status: Contractor
Start date: June 1, 2017 (mandatory training week: April 3 – 7, 2017)
End date: July 21, 2017 (July 3 – 7 is an unpaid, non-working week)
Apply by: Until Filled
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator
Salary: Stipend

Job Description
Trees Atlanta seeks individuals with experience working or desire to work with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching / coaching role.
Camp Interns will:
• Assist the Camp Counselors with classes and activities.
• Organize materials for lessons.
• Collect data.
• Monitor camper behavior as needed
• Ensuring camper safety
• Help supervise camper bike riding.
• Create positive memories for our budding environmental stewards.

Requirements:
• 16 years of age or older
• Desire to work with young students in 1st – 6th grades.
• Has experience or desires experience in environmental education.
• Ability to work in a team setting with a positive and collaborative attitude.
• Experience with arts & crafts.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Be available to commit to at least three-weeks, and work Monday through Friday from 8:15AM until 4:15PM (40 hours per week).
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions including: exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider (must bring a bike and helmet)
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.

You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Junior TreeKeeper Camp Junior Intern


Position: Junior TreeKeeper Camp Junior Intern ( 7th – 12th grade students)
Employment Type: Intern
Camp start date: June 5, 2017
Camp end date: July 21, 2017 (no camp July 3 – 7)
Apply By: April 30, 2017
Reports To: Youth Education Coordinator and other camp staff
Salary: Unpaid

Job Description
Enjoy a unique summer experience at Trees Atlanta Junior TreeKeepers Camp as a Junior Intern.

Junior Interns will:
• Aid Camp Counselors and Interns with daily tasks and activities such as arts and crafts and supervision of campers on bikes.
• Be a “role model” for younger campers.

Requirements:
• Be at least 13 years old and above (7th – 12th graders).
• Must commit to at least two weeks of camp and work Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm.
• Must be a Strong bike rider (helmet required).
• Team player able to help and assist as needed.
• Love for the outdoors and nature (we are outside all day rain or shine).
• Cooperative and responsible.
• Enjoy working with younger children.
• Prior volunteer experience is helpful.

You will report to 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

To Apply
Please send your application and letter of recommendation to Colby Lyles, colby@treesatlanta.org with “Jr. Intern” in the subject line of your email.

NeighborWoods and Volunteer Coordination Intern


Position: Trees Atlanta NeighborWoods and Volunteer Program Intern
Employment Type: Internship
Employment Classification: Contract
Start Date: May 23 – August 15
Apply by: April 17, 2017
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: $1,500 Stipend (24-32 hours per week)


Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for a NeighborWoods and Volunteer Program Intern to assist with the following tasks:
• Writing the weekly volunteer email.
Leading tree maintenance projects and special events.
• Communicating with neighbors.
• Completing post-planting visits to project sites.
• Entering volunteer data into Volgistics.
• Working with the tree database.

This is an opportunity for students or recent college graduates to gain experience working with an environmental non-profit organization.

Requirements:
• Must be at least 21-years of age.
• Preferred majors: landscape architecture/design, horticulture, environmental science, or related fields.
• At least 3 years of driving history with a clean record.
• Basic knowledge of local and invasive plants is helpful.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Be self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift heavy items and work in all types of outdoor weather conditions

To Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Susan Pierce Cunningham at susan@treesatlanta.org with “NeighborWoods and Volunteer Program Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Urban Forestry Crew Technician


Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
Start Date: April 3, 2017
End Date: End of October w/ the potential to stay on longer
Reports to: Urban Forestry Crew 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 send your cover letter and resume to Tabitha Schwartz at tabitha@treesatlanta.org with “Urban Forestry Crew Member Technician” in the subject line of your email.

Youth Tree Team (College Lead)


Employment Type: Part-Time, Seasonal
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 25, 2017
Reports to: Restoration Maintenance Coordinator
Hourly Rate: $10 (approx. 30 hours per week)

Job Description
Trees Atlanta is looking for a Youth Tree Team Lead to direct and assist with, but not limited to, the following tasks:
● Leading and supervising the Youth Tree Team (a group of 4 to 8 high school students with diverse backgrounds and cultures) on weekly maintenance projects.
● Involvement in all aspects of the maintenance (watering, weeding and mulching) on the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum.
● Assisting the Urban Forestry Crew Leads with various maintenance projects: watering, mulching, and weeding.
● Assisting with the coordination of logistics for Youth Tree Team lunches, field trips, and lunch and learns.
● Communicating the mission of Trees Atlanta by acting responsibly as an ambassador for Trees Atlanta while out on field work.
Requirements

● Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Youth Tree Team work is performed outdoors.
● Willing and able to ride a bicycle.
● 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 staff members and the Youth Tree Team.
● Effectively and efficiently maintain and complete projects.
● Repeatedly lift approximately 30lbs.
● Updated tetanus shot.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to Albert Wessinger at albert@treesatlanta.org with “Youth Tree Team Lead” in the subject line of your email.