• Seasonal Gardener/Horticulturist

    • The Arboretum seeks to hire a Seasonal Gardener/Horticulturist. The Seasonal Gardener/Horticulturist will participate in all aspects of plant care throughout the property with a particular focus on the detailed maintenance of the Arboretum’s displays and natural areas. A qualified candidate is passionate about plants, has a discerning eye, a strong work ethic, enjoys interacting with the public and would like an opportunity to gain broad experience in a small but high-quality organization.

      Responsibilities include:

      • Perform garden maintenance such as pruning, planting, mulching, weeding and watering.

      • Supervise volunteers and work with arboretum contractors.  

      • Monitor for pests, invasive species and diseases and safely apply repellents and fertilizers.

      • Assist with events, including some weekends and evenings.

      • Assist with the maintenance of buildings and facilities including restroom provisioning and performing minor repairs.

      • Assess and recommend actions for continued horticulture improvement.

      Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

      • Training in horticulture or related field.

      • Experience in public or private garden maintenance.

      • Excellent knowledge of plant identification, health and culture.

      • Familiarity with major pests, invasive species and diseases and IPM strategies.

      • Able to work independently and take responsibility for plan execution.

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media.

      • Have valid driver’s license and able to operate Arboretum equipment.

      • Able to handle physical demands of the job and lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs.

      • Able to work in a variety of weather conditions.

      • Friendly, active listener with excellent conversational and speaking skills

      Please Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

      Interested applicants should send a resume to Marc Wolf, Executive Director, at   The Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer.  

      The desired start date is June 2019.  This is a part-time or full-time seasonal position.

      The successful candidate will receive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.