Jobs & Internships

Most opportunities for employment at the Garden are posted on the University of North Carolina's Human Resources website and application must be done through the Careers at Carolina website. Student internships are also available from time to time, and work-study positions are available through the University of North Carolina office that coordinates the federal work-study program. Check the job description for application details.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Camp Environmental Educator

POSITION DATES: May 23-August 15, 2016

TERMS: This is a temporary, part-time position; Monday-Friday; approx. 30 hours/week; typically 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (hours will vary between 30-40 hours/week based on camp schedule)

DESCRIPTION: This is a seasonal position that reports to and assists the Camp Director in planning, preparing, and teaching weeklong, nature-based summer camps (ages 4-10) at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Duties include indoor/outdoor teaching, including hands-on activities, nature hikes, experiments, games, arts/crafts; assisting with supervision of college intern and high school volunteers; assembling/maintaining educational materials, equipment and program areas; care for the children’s garden and vegetable garden.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, biological sciences, early childhood education, or related field
  • At least 1 years’ experience teaching in non-formal setting (i.e. botanic gardens, nature centers, science museums, parks)
  • Past experience and strong skills with preschool and elementary-age students preferred
  • Working knowledge of flora and fauna of NC Piedmont and interpretive principles
  • Passionate about environmental education
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy
  • Dedicated to exceptional customer service
  • Ability to be a team leader and a team player
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, leadership skills
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification (provided upon employment)
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Criminal background check required

COMPENSATION: $14.00 per hour

TO APPLY: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/91855. Deadline is Feb 25, 2016.

For more details about the camp program, please visit our website: http://ncbg.unc.edu/summer-nature-camp. Questions? Please contact Elisha Taylor, taylores@email.unc.edu or 919-537-3770.



Coker Arboretum-Martha Decker DeBerry Horticulture Internship

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic student interested in working in the Coker Arboretum of the North Carolina Botanical Garden during the summer of 2016. The Coker Arboretum was established in 1903 and contains numerous native and introduced plants and is a cherished landmark on the UNC campus. Closing Date: March 11, 2016.

DESCRIPTION AND PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS: The DeBerry Intern will work to further the restoration and conservation efforts of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in the Coker Arboretum. The primary focus of this internship is on garden maintenance. Regular activities include weeding, watering, mowing, path maintenance, plant propagation, care for plants in our gardens and other general care of our 5-acre arboretum. Occasional activities include seed collection and processing and invasive exotics removal. A parallel goal is to learn about sustainable gardening methods and about the southeastern flora. The intern will also have the opportunity to learn about local botany, ecology, and conservation issues, as well as about working with an education-, research-, and conservation-oriented public entity.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ability to perform physical labor out of doors despite summer temperatures is necessary. Experience with plants and gardening and a strong environmental ethic are preferred though not required. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at least halfway through course of study, or one year post-graduate from undergraduate program, or currently enrolled as a graduate student, majoring in horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental science, botany or a related field.

TERMS: This paid internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week, temporary position, working Monday through Friday, for a 10- to 12-week period in the summer of 2016, from approximately mid-May to mid-August. Housing is not provided.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter, by March 11, 2016, to:
Margo MacIntyre, Coker Arboretum Curator
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB # 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
or send via email, stating "DeBerry Horticulture Internship" in the subject line to mmacinty@email.unc.edu



Horticulture Internship

DESCRIPTION AND PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS: The primary focus of this internship is on garden maintenance. Other regular activities include plant propagation, care for plants in our nursery and greenhouse, and support for our daily plant sale. Occasional activities include seed collection and processing and invasive exotics removal. Summer interns work in our varied plant collections focusing primarily but not exclusively on southeastern native plants. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with the southeastern flora including carnivorous and aquatic plants. Interns also care for the herb garden and garden of flowering plant families and learn sustainable horticultural methods.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ability and desire to perform physical labor out of doors in summer conditions is necessary. Experience with plants and gardening and a strong environmental ethic are preferred though not required.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: This paid internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week temporary position. Hours are Monday through Friday for a 10- to 12-week period in the summer of 2016 from approximately mid-May to mid-August. Housing is not provided.

TO APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references by February 29, 2016 to Wendy Wenck, Herb Garden Curator, using Horticulture Intern as the subject line.

Updated on March 16, 2016 at 08:35:45 am.


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