Job Opportunities at MPA

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Job Opening – Closes April 10th, 5pm

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is accepting applications to hire a Events and Grounds Aide position to work 20 to 35 hours per week (primarily Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from late April through early November, 2014.

The Events and Grounds Aide primary duties involve, assisting with setup and break-down, providing client care, and overseeing weddings and other events in our White Oak Pavilion. The job also involves assisting with the care and maintenance of Arboretum structures, landscaped areas and the care and restoration of native habitats.

         Event Facilitation duties:

  • Facilitate day-of services for events in the White Oak Pavilion
  • Event setup and takedown including tables/chairs, lanterns, and other accessories
  • Careful (thorough) cleaning and maintenance of restrooms, buildings, and grounds
  • Meet and provide for the needs of rental clients while also monitoring  compliance with rental rules
  • Maintain trash and recycling systems
  • Checkout/Close all events

 Park Maintenance duties:

  • Assit with maintenance and cleaning of all Arboretum structures, landscapes

and systems

  • Provide assistance or direction to park visitors
  • Operation and care of various park related power and hand equipment such as shovels, rakes, riding mowers, tractors and weedeaters
  • Send out notices for, and help facilitate volunteer work parties


  • Ability to keep to a precise schedule for event facilitation
  • Ability to work independantly or with a team
  • Able to work weekdays, weekends and evenings from roughly 12 noon -11pm
  • Ability to transition smoothly and multitask from one event to another
  • Fastidious at organizing, cleaning and setting up or taking down events
  • Good physical condition (able to lift 50 pounds)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with rental clients, the public, volunteers, and staff
  • Able to provide fantastic customer service while keeping stressful situations calm
    • Desire to work outdoors in all (even inclement) weather
    • A good eye for details and vision to see new possibilities
    • Able to work from 20 foot ladder
    • Basic understanding of care/maintenance of natural areas
    • Good computer skills
    • Mechanical aptitude a plus
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license required

 Starting pay: $11.00 per hour.

To apply: send cover letter, resume and three professional references by April 10, 5:00 pm to: Mount Pisgah Arboretum 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. Eugene, OR 97405 or email (preferred) to Tom LoCascio at:


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