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.

Digital Media and Special Events Intern


Employment Type: Internship
Employment Classification:
Start Date: Immediate Hire
End Date: January 12, 2018
Apply by: October 31st, 2017
Reports to: Marketing and Special Events Manager
Salary: $1,000

Job Description
Trees Atlanta’s Digital Media and Special Events Internship is an opportunity for a college student or recent graduate to gain experience working with an environmental nonprofit organization.  As a Digital Media and Special Events Intern, you will be exposed to best business practices at an innovative nonprofit and gain an understanding of the community needs that exist in Atlanta. Trees Atlanta is a friendly working environment and you will be provided support from our administrative staff.

The Digital Media and Special Events Intern will play a key role in supporting our overall annual digital marketing and special event strategy to further our programs and mission. He/she will also assist in maintaining Trees Atlanta’s archive of digital images, videos, and other content. The intern will learn how to reach communities, and promote events or programs through the internet and gain experience in social media platforms and the tools used to assess their performance. The intern will also assist with special event planning and management.

  • Work with the on-site Marketing Manager to create and implement campaigns
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our customer base and posts to our Facebook and Twitter pages in a manner that invites conversation and interaction
  • Regularly observes the online activity of model organizations researches and reports on social media best practices
  • Assist with email communications including monthly event email and general organization email (created in MailChimp)
  • Assist with completing special event rental contracts for Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
  • Assist with planning of fundraising events including the Root Ball (May 2018)
  • Completes other projects as assigned

 Requirements

Trees Atlanta seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with events and marketing efforts. We are seeking someone who is:

  • Self-motivated attitude
  • Passionate about our mission
  • Interested in nonprofit development and knowledgeable in basic marketing principles
  • Excellent with oral and written communications – long and short form
  • Capable of working both independently and with a team
  • In-depth working knowledge of digital marketing channels including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Working knowledge of HootSuite, Canva (or similar online graphic design software), Google Drive, Excel and Google and Facebook Analytics preferred
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

This internship is from November 1, 2017 to January 12, 2018 and will be 20 hours per week, depending on the intern’s schedule. The start and end dates are flexible.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to Jeni Moncayo, Marketing and Events Manager, at jeni@treesatlanta.org, with “Marketing Intern” in the subject line by October 31st, 2017.

NeighborWoods & Volunteer Program Intern

Length of internship: 4 months; January 16th, 2018 through May 15th, 2018

Apply by: December 11th, 2017

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. 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. 
 

Arboretum Collections Intern

Position: Arboretum Collections Intern
Start date:
Based on hire date
Terms: This is a 3 to 4 month long (240 hours), paid internship. Stipend and schedule commensurate with successful candidate’s experience and availability

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 along the Eastside Trail. 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 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.
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.)