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ASST. PROGRAM DIRECTOR / OFFICE MANAGER

The Newport Arboretum, through its parent organization, The Newport Tree Society (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation) is seeking a full-time Assistant Program Director / Office Manager. The Newport Arboretum is a citywide arboretum established in 2011, with an emphasis on heritage horticulture and citizen-led forestry and conservation.

Although a background in horticulture is preferred, more important is your demonstration of organizational skills, cooperative team- and partnership-building, and self-management capabilities. You will help organize events and programs and take care of back office duties such as thank you letters, bill payments, Quickbooks, donor information management, and mail/email.

Experience with the following is a plus:

Microsoft Excel
Quickbooks
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
ConstantContact
Wordpress

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 LEAD PARKS ACTIVATOR

The Newport Open Space Partnership is seeking a Lead Park Activator to collaborate with community organizations and businesses such as: the Newport Rec Department, Department of Education, Housing Authority, HEZ, wellness centers, yoga/martial arts/dance studios, theater groups, BikeNewport, FabNewport, the YMCA, Martin Luther King Center, senior centers, neighborhood associations, religious organizations, Aquidneck Common Table, Sankofa, Newport Historical Society, Redwood Library, Boys and Girls Clubs, Clean Ocean Access, Save the Bay, Audubon Society, etc., etc., to pull programming into Newport parks throughout the city.

You will help guide organizations through the process of applying through the city recreation department to hold events in city parks, and will document this process as well. The primary Park Activator will be the key to creatively leveraging existing resources and organizations across the city to bring new life into our parks.

Starts ASAP. If you are a graduate student or a teacher, we can be flexible about the start date, although we will require some work to be done in April/May. Total of 30 hrs/week for 20 weeks @ $20/hr, with flexible hours.

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

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!

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