Colorado Nonprofit Association


 The Park People works throughout Denver with communities to plant trees and improve parks for a healthy, resilient future. Join a team working at the intersection of some of today’s most pressing issues – climate change, equity, health, urban sustainability. Help us grow our impact and make a difference for the future, our communities, and the planet.

Position Description:

The Arborist will play an important role within The Park People (TPP) and the broader community. This exciting new position will work closely across TPP’s urban forestry programs and with programmatic partners to meet the growing demand for our tree care, education, and outreach services. The Arborist will report to the Program Director and work closely with other team members across all The Park People’s urban forestry programs. The Arborist will:

Steward young trees in the urban forest via:

Teach about trees, including but not limited to planting, health, and pruning through TreeForce, Community Forester, and Denver Digs Trees programs as well as to community organizations and individuals, ensuring best practices are upheld in partnership with the City of Denver Office of the City Forester. 

Support staffing needs of various Park People activities, including but not limited to project planning and implementation, field crew supervision, and other roles.

Coordinate additional work experience opportunities for TreeForce pre-apprentices both within and external to TPP.

Provide tree care guidance and expertise by:

Manage the fleet, tools, and shed; keeping equipment clean, functional, and organized.

Foster safe working conditions, strong interpersonal connections, and solid professional relationships.

Maintain detailed records of fieldwork, including processing and reporting on data to staff, board, funders, and partners.

Assist with other team duties as needed.