Holden Forests & Gardens seeks an Emergent Tower & Canopy Walk Monitor (arboretum).

Holden Forests and Gardens is looking to fill multiple Emergent Tower &Canopy Walk Monitor seasonal positions. The Emergent Tower & Canopy Walk Monitor will assist in monitoring the operations of the Emergent Tower and Canopy Walk. This position requires a flexible schedule which may include early mornings and / or evening. Weekend work will be required.


  • Manager, Guest Relations
  • Assistant Manager
  • Guest Relations Representative(s)
  • Works with Volunteers

Work Location:

  • The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland.
  • Encompassing more than 3,600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections and natural forested areas
  • Holden Forests & Gardens is 12th largest public garden in the U.S. It is comprised of two campuses, Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden.


  • Receives guests at structures, providing prompt and courteous service.
  • Ensure proper admittance policies are being followed by guests and staff.
  • Ensure safety practices are being followed by guests and staff.
  • Ensure cleanliness of structures, which will include weather-related debris and trash removal.


  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as independently.
  • Ability to effectively solve small to complex problems.


  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening

Physical Demands:
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Ability to be on either structure for extended periods of time
    • Emergent Tower – 120’ high, 200 stairs
    • Canopy Walk – 65’ high
  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity
  • Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to a flexible schedule
  • March through November (until end of November, weather permitting)
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Full time or part time
  • Approximately 16 – 40 hours per week


  • Candidates start at $8.55
  • Hourly
  • Non-exempt

Salary range: $8.55

Job Classification: Hourly

To apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=db704977-d8c5-4be2-a36a-23f4002eddc0&jobId=48995&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001. This position will be employed through a staffing agency service.

Holden Forests & Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: January 2, 2019
To be removed: February 2, 2019