Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a 16,000+ acre protected forest in Kentucky, about 25 miles south of Louisville is seeking a community focused Ambassador that will work to break down barriers and offer new experiences for young people across Kentuckiana to connect with nature. Bernheim is home to a 600-acre arboretum, designated as Kentucky’s official arboretum. The natural landscape features 40+ miles of hiking trails and extensive natural areas managed for conservation purposes. Its woodlands, prairies, and wetlands make up the largest privately-owned forest in the Eastern United States dedicated to education and conservation. Bernheim is a privately owned not-for-profit, relying on donations and memberships, whose mission is to connect people with nature. Annually, over 350,000 people experience Bernheim through visits, educational programs, field trips, and Bernheim festivals.
- Creates welcoming and accessible opportunities for urban and rural youth to develop deep personal connections to nature at Bernheim and in neighboring communities
- Provides access to learning and work opportunities within Bernheim professions practiced at Bernheim: conservation, horticulture, sustainability, stewardship, arts in nature, and nature-based education, and guest services
- Intentionally communicates with communities and groups that have historically not been reached in effort to maintain existing relationships and foster new relationships
- Fosters lasting relationships between Bernheim and area community organizations
This is a contract position with a pay rate of $20/hr at an average of 40 hours/week
Benefits for this 2023 contract position include 40 hours paid time off (PTO) and 5 days sick time.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
To submit your interest and qualifications for this dynamic contract position, please send your resume to Human Resources via email.