About Awbury

Employment Opportunities

Employment at Awbury

Awbury Arboretum is a 56-acre historic public green space located in Northwest Philadelphia, with a mission to preserve and interpret Awbury’s historic house and landscape, thereby connecting an urban community with nature and history.

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Event Support: Hosts, Ambassadors, and Parking Attendants

About the position:

Hosts, Ambassadors, and Parking Attendants welcome visitors and direct them throughout the grounds, during both community programming and private rental events.

Duties include:

  • Setting up at the start of the shift, generally a table, chair, and some signage, sometimes unlocking gated areas
  • Greeting visitors and directing them to desired location
  • Sharing flyers and other printed information
  • Compiling visitors’ data as requested

Title: Event Support Staff

Hours: Part-time

Time frame:  Shifts are most often on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays, generally 3-6 hours each. Event support staff should expect to work 2-6 shifts each month, Spring-Fall, and may choose their preferred dates to work in advance.

Pay: $12-$15

Location: Awbury Arboretum: the Cope House, AdventureWoods, and The Farm at Awbury. Primary address: 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA


  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ready to represent the arboretum as a polite and welcoming ambassador.
  • Must be able to both follow directions and work independently.
  • Must have strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Must be/become familiar with both the Arboretum’s activities and events (regularly reading the weekly e-newsletter and web page) and its landscape layout.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions (cold, wind, rain, etc.)
  • Must be able to carry up to 30 pounds (folding table and chair)
  • Must be able to pass all background checks as required by the organization.
  • Experience working in customer service or community engagement is a plus.

Please send your resume and a compelling cover letter to ambassadors@awbury.org for consideration.

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