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Bartram’s Garden Watershed Fellowship

We are seeking to hire a young adult (18-25 years old) to be a paid Watershed Fellow for 12 weeks (June5th – August 25th) here at Bartram’s Garden. The Fellow would work with our River Programs team to help supervise our River Crew Summer Program, an internship for 8-10 high school students from Southwest Philadelphia to learn and teach others about rowing and urban river ecology. phia to learn and teach others about rowing and urban river ecology. The Fellows will work with the Program Director to:

  • supervise high school students on the water in rowboats and kayaks
  • ensure safety protocols are followed at all time
  • maintain boating, fishing and water quality monitoring equipment
  • execute basic urban river ecology curriculum
  • assist with setting up and cleaning fishing rods, fishing and identifying fish

The successful candidate will be a dependable self-starter who enjoys working with high school aged youth, can juggle a number of tasks, is comfortable working outdoors in the summer months, and has the ability to lift or move items weighing up to 70 lbs. Prior rowing and fishing experience is not required, however candidates must be able to swim and comfortable on the water. Priority will be given to candidates who are from Southwest or West Philadelphia.

Schedule and Hours
Dates: June 5th – August 25th
Hours: Fellows will work Wednesday – Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am-4:30pm. Fellows will work occasional Sundays and weekday evenings for special events. Fellows will work approximately 35 hours a week.

Commensurate with experience, $12 – $14 an hour.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume by April 1, 2018 to
Danielle Redden River Programs Manager, Bartram’s Garden