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Gardener

Postion: Gardener
Reports To: Director of Horticulture
Position Status: Temporary Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC

 

Position Overview:

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is seeking a full-time, temporary (December - March) gardener. Full-time is preferred; part-time will be considered. Total number of scheduled hours per week varies based on need. Employee’s schedule will be a combination of weekdays, Saturdays and some Sundays. This position requires a good amount of flexibility, stamina and the willingness and ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Hillwood has free parking and is walking distance from the Red Line Metro Stop (VanNess). 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Must be experienced in the proper use of power landscape tools
  • Perform garden and grounds tasks including pruning, planting, mulching, weeding, fertilizing and general garden maintenance
  • Safe operation of power tools such as walk-behind blowers, 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 landscape power and hand tools
  • Experience with common gardening tasks and knowledge of plant pruning techniques, watering and general 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.