Historic Fair Hill Green Space Director

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GREEN SPACE DIRECTOR (full time, year round)

Historic Fair Hill is a nonprofit that stewards a 5 acre site, supports community revitalization projects, and serves as a school partner in the School District of Philadelphia. We are seeking a passionate and community-driven director to promote green spaces and to manage and coordinate programming at our historic Quaker burial ground and arboretum in Fairhill, North Philadelphia.

The peacemaking green space serves as an outdoor classroom with trips related to environmental education, women’s rights history, and the abolition of slavery. GROW Healthy is Historic Fair Hill’s community gardening, greening, and fresh food initiative. The program includes 3 community gardens, 2 school gardens, a summer intern program, a seasonal farm stand, health & wellness workshops, tree planting, and a variety of educational and celebratory community events.

This is a new position, building off of the great work that part time staff and volunteers have done. This is an opportunity to strengthen an established program and make it more sustainable. The Green Space Director will report to the Executive Director and for the first several months will be supported by our master gardener, who has been managing the grounds.


Manage burial ground, arboretum, and gardens

Work alongside seasonal gardeners

Supervise and coach garden staff

Work with contractors and partner organizations

Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and service groups

Track data regarding tasks, planting schedules, food distribution, etc.

Foster outdoor education curriculum and wellness programming

Create a welcoming and inclusive environment

Be responsive to needs and interests of neighbors

Collaborate with leadership team and grounds committee


3-5 years experience with landscape management and gardening work

Experience supervising/coaching staff and volunteers

Ability to work independently

Experience working with children

Ability to use Google Workspace

Belief in the mission to share green spaces with neighbors

Comfortable communicating in Spanish and English

Ability to lift 25 pounds

Salary & Hours:

This is a full time year round position with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 depending on experience.

Hours are flexible Tuesday through Saturday, depending on season and programming, with the ability to work some hours remotely.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter that includes your interest to info@historicfairhill.com with the subject line GREEN SPACE DIRECTOR.

Learn more HERE.

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