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Manager of Memberships & Volunteers, applications closed at this time

Manager of Memberships & Volunteers

Details:

Hours: Half-time; approx. 20 hours per week, year round

Location: Remote-friendly with some regular onsite work required

Pay: Starting at $18/hour (commensurate with experience)

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Membership

  • Process membership and fundraising payments, renewal notices, and other communications in a timely manner
  • Prepare donation deposits and records
  • Assist executive director in donor communication, specifically including thank you phone calls
  • Maintain excellent donor records in our secure database
  • Create monthly email newsletters and twice-yearly print newsletter

Volunteers

  • Work with other Arboretum staff to ensure their volunteer work needs are met
  • Recruit and coordinate individual and group volunteer work
  • Maintain communication with volunteers in a timely and efficient manner
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation efforts
  • Grow our volunteer base
  • Provide meaningful and useful volunteer experiences for anyone interested

Qualifications:

Skills

  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A personable and pleasant attitude
  • Volunteer management skills
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule
  • Must be willing to sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement to ensure donor privacy
  • Familiarity with MS Office computer programs and reasonable comfort level in learning new job-specific computer software

Education & Experience

  • Associates or Bachelorโ€™s degree preferred, but not essential
  • Prior experience managing people preferred, volunteer experience will be considered

To apply call or email Melissa Burdick: melissa(at)thebrentonarboretum.org; 515-992-4211 ext 3

Groundskeeper, applications closed at this time

Groundskeeper

40 hours per week, spring through fall

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Planting and caring for trees, weeding and maintaining shrub and perennial beds, removal of invasive trees and weeds, working in every area of the 148 acre arboretum.

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  • Must be capable of strenuous physical work in an outdoor environment in all kinds of weather.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Basic tree care and equipment experience desirable.

To apply call or email Andy Schmitz: andy@thebrentonarboretum.org; 515-992-4211 ext 1

Field Trip Naturalist, hiring spring 2022

Field Trip Naturalist

Up to 20 hours per week, year round, intermittent scheduling

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Leading groups of youngsters on field trips to study various environmental subjects including biology, botany, entomology, and ecology. Applicant may also be scheduled to assist with other youth education programs, outreach activities, adult education and wellness programs and family programming.

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  • Must be good with large groups of kids
  • Clean criminal record required
  • Knowledge of basic science concepts preferred
  • Must be able to work outside on your feet for several hours in uncomfortable weather

To apply call or email Laura Myers-Hooten: rentals@thebrentonarboretum.org; 515-992-4211 ext 4

Rental Attendant, hiring spring 2022

Rental Attendant

Up to 20 hours per week, year round, intermittent scheduling

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Supervising private rental events to ensure safe and responsible use of Arboretum grounds, buildings, and property. This position also helps ensure smooth and problem free events by assisting clients with whatever needs arise.

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  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must have fast-paced problem solving skills
  • Must be able to work outside on your feet for several hours in uncomfortable weather

To apply call or email Laura Myers-Hooten: rentals@thebrentonarboretum.org; 515-992-4211 ext 4



If interested, please email your contact information and resume to mail@thebrentonarboretum.org.