Career Opportunities

Become a part of our team!

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.

NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Intern

Length of internship: 4 months; January 2018 through May 2018 (dates are flexible)

Position open until filled

Compensation: $2,000 Stipend

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 32 years in communities inside I-285 through tree planting, tree care, arboreta building, and forest restoration.

The Trees Atlanta Winter/Spring Intern Position 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, leading tree maintenance and planting projects, communicating with neighbors, completing post-planting visits to the sites, entering volunteer data into Volgistics, 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 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 e-mail cover letter and resume to susan@treesatlanta.org

Urban Forestry Crew Technician

Employment Type: Part-Time
Employment Classification: Non-Exempt
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. 
 

Summer Camp Counselor


Employment Type: Part-Time/Seasonal

Start date: May 31, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018 (see details below, includes July 2-6 nonpaid break)
Apply by: February 28, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Reports to: Youth Education Coordinator
Salary:
$12.00/hr

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 seeks individuals with experience working with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching/coaching role. The summer Camp Counselor will:

  • Be responsible for leading outdoor and indoor classes and activities.
  • Ensure a fun, adventure-filled, and safe summer experience that creates positive memories for budding environmental stewards (campers) alongside the TreeHouse staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in creating a fun blend of environmental education, and lots of outdoor exploration on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and local parks and greenspaces.
  • Teach environmental lessons (many based on STEM/STEAM principles).
  • Set up and organize materials according to lesson plans.
  • Supervise and guide campers at all times.
  • Ensure camper safety during all activities and excursions.
  • Lead outdoor activities (e.g., bike rides, tree ID, orienteering, art, tree planting, invasive removal & mulching, etc.).
Requirements
  • College graduate or currently matriculated
  • Prior experience as a youth summer camp counselor
  • Knowledge of tree and plant identification, life sciences, orienteering, and arts & crafts preferred
  • Must be able to ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes – you must bring your own bike and helmet
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively on a team
  • Able to interact with campers, parents, and others in an empathic, polite manner
  • Dependable and highly contentious with time and task management 
  • Preferred: Experience teaching students 1st – 6th (environmental education, science, STEM/STEAM is a strong plus)
  • Preferred: Certified in First Aid and CPR

Physical Requirements
  • Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions with exposure to summer sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and natural habitats, including animals and/or insects
  • Must be a confident and safe bike rider able to ride several miles each day of camp
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs repetitively

Candidates meeting the requirements listed in this job posting, particularly teachers or student teachers focused on primary/middle school grades and environmental education, are encouraged to apply early.

 Hours & Compensation:

This is a temporary, Part-Time position. Each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment. Camp Counselors must work all days indicated from start to end date. These dates include mandatory training days, 6 weeks of camp, and one unpaid week break (July 2 – 6). Workdays are Monday through Friday. You will work 8-hour shifts during camp hours (7:15 am to 5:15 pm). Final schedules will be set upon hire.

To Apply

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #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.

Please send resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please tell us about a favorite outdoor or camp memory.

Summer Camp Intern


Employment Type:  Intern/Independent Contractor
Start date:
June 1, 2018

End date: July 20, 2018 (see details below, includes one-week break July 2-6)
Apply by: February 28, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Reports to: Youth Education Coordinator
Compensation:
Stipend

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 seeks individuals (recent college grad, continuing college student, high school student) with experience working with or desire to work with youth (elementary and middle school age) in classroom and outdoor settings in a teaching/coaching role. The Camp Intern will:

  • Ensure a fun, adventure-filled, and safe summer experience that creates positive memories for budding environmental stewards (campers) alongside the TreeHouse staff and volunteers.
  • Be responsible for aiding Camp Counselors with outdoor and indoor classes and activities in Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and local parks and greenspaces.
  • Assist the Camp Counselors with supervising campers.
  • Lead a team of Jr. Interns.
  • Organize materials for lessons.
  • Help campers with citizen science data collection/data entry.
  • Take photos (cellphone or camera) for Trees Atlanta marketing staff to share on social media (however, use of cellphones during work hours for personal use will be strictly limited)

Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Desire to work with young students in grades 1st – 6th
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively on a team and take directions from Camp Counselors
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be familiar with novice photography (cell phone, point-and-shoot, and possible a professional camera if more advanced in skill)
  • Be able to ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes – you must bring your own bike and helmet
  • Be familiar with leading crafting activities with young learners
  • Embrace the outdoors, nature, learning activities, and be eager to model positive behaviors to young campers
Physical Requirements
  • Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions with exposure to summer sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and natural habitats, including animals and/or insects
  • Must be a confident and safe bike rider able to ride several miles each day of camp
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs repetitively

Hours & Compensation: There are 6 weeks of summer camp plus one week off (July 2 – 7). Camp Interns must attend a half-day orientation session on Friday, June 1. This is a paid internship (stipend). Work days are Monday through Friday. You will work 8-hour shifts during camp hours (7:15 am to 5:15 pm), and each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment Final schedules will be set upon hire.

To Apply

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #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.

Please send resume to Colby Lyles colby@treesatlanta.org with “Camp Counselor” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please tell us about a favorite outdoor or camp memory.

Summer Camp Junior Intern




Eligible Ages: Student entering 7th to 12th grade in the Fall
Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018 (Roles may fill prior to deadline)

Middle School and High School Students can gain volunteer experience while having fun at Trees Atlanta Summer Camp as a Jr. Intern! Junior Interns are supervised while volunteering at Summer Camp.  Junior Interns gain experience being a role model for younger campers, assist outdoor and indoor activities, and practice taking on leadership responsibilities while working alongside Trees Atlanta camp staff.

What are the requirements to become a Jr. Intern?
-Application and recommendation letter from current teacher or coach 
-Volunteer for at least 2 full weeks of Summer Camp (June 4, 2018 through July 20, 2018, no camp July 2 – 6) 
-Work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm*  Mandatory: strong bike rider (must bring bike, helmet, backpack, and water bottle) 
-Enjoy the outdoors and be comfortable in natural habitats, including exposure to animals and/or insects 
-Be able and willing to be physically active outside in summer heat, rain, wind, etc. on foot and on bikes 
-Past Junior TreeKeeper campers are highly encouraged to apply (must meet requirements listed above)

*Earlier drop off and/or later pick up time may or may not be possible and must be arranged in advance with the Camp Lead (Colby Lyles, Youth Education Coordinator)

What we are looking for: Great attitude and team player able to help and assist as needed
-Love for the outdoors and nature (we are outside all day rain or shine)
-Mature, able to follow directions easily, and behave responsibly with limited supervision 
-Enjoy working with younger children 
-Prior babysitting or volunteer experience is helpful 
-Must wear appropriate clothing for activities, stay hydrated, and bring a sack lunch / snacks (cannot require refrigeration or heating)  each day

You will report to work at Trees Atlanta – TreeHouse (112 Krog Street, Suite #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.

Please complete downloadable application below and to Colby Lyles, colby@treesatlanta.org with “Jr. Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Junior Intern Application

Youth Tree Team Lead

Employment Type: Part-Time, Seasonal

Start Date: May 8, 2018 for the program, Initial training starts March 10, 2018

End Date: July 25, 2018

Reports to: Youth Tree Team Manager

Hourly Rate: $10 (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 20-24 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 an environmentally 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.
  • Be willing 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.
  • Have an updated tetanus shot.

To Apply

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

Youth Tree Team Assistant Lead

Employment Type: Part-Time, Seasonal

Start Date:  May 8, 2018 for the program, Initial training starts March 10, 2018

End Date: July 25, 2018

Reports to: Youth Tree Team Manager

Hourly Rate: $9 (approx. 25 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 Assistant Lead will:

  • Assist the Youth Tree Team Lead with the general supervision of the Youth Tree Team (a group of 20-24 high school students with diverse backgrounds and cultures) on weekly maintenance projects.
  • Assist with all aspects of the Youth Tree Team’s involvement with maintenance (watering, weeding and mulching) on the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum and other Trees Atlanta projects.
  • 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 fieldwork.
  • Assist with student evaluations.

Requirements

  • Must have completed High School.
  • Be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of Youth Tree Team work is performed outdoors.
  • Work in a physically-demanding environment with much bending, lifting, and shoveling.
  • Be willing 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.
  • Have an updated tetanus shot

To Apply

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

Arboretum Collections Intern



Employment Type: Internship (Independent Contractor)

Start Date: Based on Hire Date

Apply by: Until Filled

Reports to: Education Program Coordinator

Salary: Stipend

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 Collections Intern will assist Trees Atlanta with the completion of tagging and labeling trees and shrubs in the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The Intern will work under the supervision of the Education staff of Trees Atlanta and will lead plant inventory and data collections projects with the help of Trees Atlanta staff and/or volunteers. This role requires some field work (outdoors) and extensive data management (indoors).  Requires ability to be onsite regularly at the TreeHouse education center (112 Krog Street, Atlanta) and various locations of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and/or other Neighborhood Arboreta.

The main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Install tree identification markers and plant accession tags, as required.
  • Inventory, order, and install identification markers, as needed.
  • Enter computer-based plant records.
  • Lead an educational program presentation on the results of the internship
  • Produce a poster or other print media summarizing the accomplishments of internship

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Produce a plant records accession report and other reports, as directed.
  • Provide information on Arboretum plant collections for Trees Atlanta staff, partners, and the public in the form of plant lists and maps for the production of reports, brochures, interpretative materials, guides, press releases, etc.
  • Train and coordinate staff and volunteers, as required to complete projects including but not limited to: plant records activities, labelling field surveys, coordinating Arboretum Interpretation Stations, for example.
  • Provide recommendations on ongoing development of other collections and arboreta under Trees Atlanta management.
  • Participate in and conduct educational programs, as assigned.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree, or currently enrolled in a related field and can demonstrate a strong interest in leadership within a public horticulture setting.
    • High level of competency in data management and reporting software, including Excel, Word, and Google tools. Competency in other related tools and software, such as Arc GIS, is a plus and should be demonstrated in your cover letter or resume.
    • Must be physically capable of using, carrying or moving equipment and heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) necessary for the physical labeling of plants in the Arboretum. Ability to walk distances of up to 5 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 a 3 to 4 month long (240 hours), paid internship. Stipend and schedule commensurate with successful candidate’s experience and availability.

    To Apply

    Please send your cover letter and resume to Dave Simpson at dave@treesatlanta.org with “Arboretum Collections Intern” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter, please indicate dates or schedule of availability. (Estimated date ranges are acceptable; exact start and end of the internship and schedule is flexible and will be determined upon selection of the candidate.