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BOTANIST / HORTICULTURIST / ARBORIST

The Newport Arboretum is seeking an Ambassador of Botany to help teach Newporters of all ages about tree care and tree propagation, and help us care for our urban forest. Your work will be crucial to the implementation of an innovative new model for community-centered conservation and reforestation work.

You will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of small ‘satellite’ tree nurseries at various properties including our local high school, teaching and supervising propagation and growing on at these nursery sites, helping Newporters choose and site trees on their properties, and documenting the Newport Arboretum Living Collections using OpenTreeMap and other arboretum-quality data collection tools. You will also assist in the selection and guidance of part-time horticulturist assistants, both part-time and volunteer.

A degree in Botany, Horticulture, or Arboriculture and experience with tree propagation is a must. But above all, you should have a passion for sharing your knowledge about botany with others!

BONUS: Send us a link to a video of yourself teaching a propagation technique, etc.

SUMMER 2017 PLAY HUT PARK ACTIVATORS

The Newport Open Space Partnership is seeking two Play Hut Park Activators to supervise the opening of Play Huts set up in two Newport parks. Play Huts will hold a variety of recreational and game equipment designed to encourage active play in the park. Activators will also organize informal play and sport activities that keep children active and help them develop skills in teamwork and sportsmanship. You will also ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.

June – August 2017, 30 hours week for a total of 12 weeks @ $15/hr.

BONUS: Send us a link to a video introducing yourself!

The Newport Arboretum, New England's first citywide arboretum, is a special project of The Newport Tree Society of Newport, Rhode Island.