Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Position Summary: Under direction of the horticulture staff, the Seasonal Gardener will work with a team of volunteers and staff to maintain display gardens, greenhouses, conservatories, irrigation and turf at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. This position begins in April and continues through the end of August.
 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with permanent horticulture staff to coordinate and carry out daily tasks.
  • Assist with maintenance of plants in greenhouses, conservatories, and specialty gardens including but not limited to: watering, pruning, mulching, fertilizing, propagating, and weeding.
  • Assist with the changing of seasonal exhibits, displays and container plantings.
  • Ability to operate utility vehicles, power equipment and machinery.
  • Supervise, train, and lead volunteers
  • Work a rotation of weekends and holidays
  • Assist guests
  • Ability to carry out daily duties with limited supervision
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Organizational Expectations:

Education and/or qualifications preferred:

Education: Current enrollment in a college or university studying horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, landscape management, restoration ecology or related subject preferred

Experience: One or more years of experience in landscape maintenance with horticultural knowledge

             Skills/Knowledge/Licenses: Must possess a valid driver’s license

Working Conditions:

Ability to work in varying weather and temperature conditions both indoors and outdoors, Ability to lift/move up to 10 pounds regularly, frequently up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 100 pounds. (i.e., load, unload and move gardening supplies, medium to heavy weight tools and equipment)

 

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All candidates are required to submit to our background and drug screening process.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone