Location: Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
About the Yakima Area Arboretum (YAA): The YAA is a 46 acre tree museum and botanical garden with over a 1000 labeled trees, numerous gardens and an Interpretive Center. The YAA provides an assortment of educational opportunities and events to people of all ages. The grounds are open to the public dawn to dusk 7 days a week. The Jewett Interpretive Center is open Monday thru Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM or by appointment.
Hours: The Resident Caretaker will provide regular maintenance activities (described below), requiring an average monthly commitment of up to 70 hours, possibly more during the busy summer months.
YAA Management Responsible for Caretaker Relations: Co-Exec. Directors, Colleen Adams-Schuppe and Jheri Ketcham
Compensation: As compensation for the maintenance activities regularly performed by the Resident Caretaker, the Resident Caretaker will be allowed to occupy rent free the recently remodeled 2 bedroom house located on the Arboretum grounds. YAA will provide garbage pickup and water. The Resident Caretaker will pay for all other utilities. The Resident Caretaker will be required to sign YAA’s Resident Caretaker and Lease Agreement, containing other terms and conditions concerning the Resident Caretaker’s maintenance activities and house occupancy responsibilities.
Work Description: The Resident Caretaker acts as the eyes and ears of the Yakima Area Arboretum. The Resident Caretaker will live on the property, open and close the gates, secure the grounds and buildings, assist with events and provide any other help as needed on a daily basis. The average time commitment for the Resident Caretaker will be up to 70 hours/month (possibly more in summer months) in exchange for occupancy of the house.
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Criteria for filling position include
If interested, please reply in writing to Jheri Ketcham firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include any supporting information and/or documents demonstrating why you would be a good fit for the position.
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Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
10 North 9th Street • Yakima WA 98901
Phone (509) 248-2021