Seasonal Gardener/Laborer

Position: Seasonal Gardener/Laborer
Reports To: Director of Horticulture
Position Status: Temporary full-time (no benefits)
Location: Washington, DC
Date of Distribution: March 2013

Position Overview:

The seasonal gardener/laborer works full-time during the peak Spring/Summer gardening season. Duration of employment will not exceed 6 months from the hire date – there are no benefits included in this position.  Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Seasonal Gardener/Laborer will be expected to work at least one weekend day each week. This position requires a good amount of stamina, the ability to lift 50 pounds and working outdoors in a variety of weather condition.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform garden, grounds and greenhouse tasks including watering, mulching, pruning, weeding, fertilizing and general garden maintenance 
  • Safe operation of power tools such as walk-behind lawn mowers, blowers, tillers, trimmers, etc.
  • Proper use of hand tools such as saws, pruners, rakes and shovels

Requirements:

  • Ability to operate equipment and lift 50 pounds
  • Demonstrated safe use of common garden power and hand tools
  • Experience with common gardening tasks and general knowledge of plant maintenance
 
Interested candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to employment@hillwoodmuseum.org (preferred method) or fax to (202) 966-1623.  No phone calls please.  Hillwood is an equal opportunity employer.