Trees Atlanta seeks a BeltLine Arboretum Assistant Coordinator.
The Beltline Arboretum Assistant Coordinator will:
Perform landscape maintenance work and care along the Eastside Trail, Westside Trail, Southside Trail, Beltline interim hiking trails (NE and SW), and other ABI-owned assets in all aspects of horticultural/arboricultural care and grounds management, including but not limited to vegetation management, mowing, watering, mulching, pruning, fertilization, pest control, planting, erosion control, and debris removal.
Lead groups of volunteers (3-20 people) on weekday or weekend maintenance projects.
Facilitate maintenance plans and independently follow maintenance schedule.
Take supervisory lead as assigned by the BeltLine Arboretum Supervisor on specific tasks including but not limited to, Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center landscape maintenance, BeltLine Arboretum projects, kudzu management, adopter section, and implementing educational signage.
Perform invasive plant removal, using both manual and chemical methods
Lead quarterly “work and learns” for volunteers along the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum presenting native plant and ecological curriculum in the field.
Lead quarterly, hands-on, educational workshops on the BeltLine Arboretum on a variety of topics such as pollinators, native plants, plant identification, and collecting herbarium samples.
Train BeltLine Arboretum volunteers on specific tasks that they will perform on their own time independently.
Perform weekly grounds maintenance at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
Liaise with the public as a responsible ambassador to communicate Trees Atlanta’s mission.
Drive Trees Atlanta vehicles including trucks, trailers, gators, and utilize a variety of hand and power tools including but not limited to, pruning saws, shovel, leaf blower, and string trimmer.
Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology, or related field of study OR one year of experience working in related field.
A valid driver’s license with a clean record.
Interest and passion for trees, plants (specifically native plants), and/or urban ecology.
Strong work ethic, initiative, and confidence.
Occasional flexibility to work on an evening or weekend.
Ability to work in a physically demanding environment with much lifting, bending, and use of tools.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions. The majority of work for this position is performed outside.
Submit an application with your cover letter and resume. This position requires that final candidates pass both a drug test and background check.