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Posted: Tue, May 16, 2023

$45,000 - $50,000/yr Philadelphia, PA job

Email: info@historicfairhill.com

Green Space Director

Historic Fair Hill is a nonprofit that stewards a 5 acre site, supports community revitalization projects, and serves as a school partner in the School District of Philadelphia. The peacemaking green space serves as an outdoor classroom with trips related to environmental education, women’s rights history, and the abolition of slavery. We are seeking a passionate and community-driven director to promote green spaces and to manage and coordinate programming at our historic Quaker burial ground and arboretum in Fairhill, North Philadelphia.

Manage burial ground, arboretum, and gardens
Work alongside seasonal gardeners
Supervise and coach garden staff
Work with contractors and partner organizations
Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and service groups
Track data regarding tasks, planting schedules, food distribution, etc.
Foster outdoor education curriculum and wellness programming
Create a welcoming and inclusive environment
Be responsive to needs and interests of neighbors
Collaborate with leadership team and grounds committee

3-5 years experience with landscape management and gardening work
Experience supervising/coaching staff and volunteers
Ability to work independently
Experience working with children
Ability to use Google Workspace
Belief in the mission to share green spaces with neighbors
Comfortable communicating in Spanish and English
Ability to lift 25 pounds