Assistant Gardener

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This is a P/T position, caring for sizable in-ground gardens in Manhattan. Position is from March-Dec. Number of weekly hrs fluctuates with seasons, averages between 20-25 hrs per week. Hourly rate ($17 - 22) contingent upon proven experience, knowledge, and reliability. Some flexibility in schedule is possible, allowing you to hold another P/T job or activity.

This is a hands-on gardening job.You will be taking care of established gardens from early spring to late fall. This inc shearing hedges, detecting signs of disease and insect damage and applying treatment, weeding and pruning. In addition, the job inc massive seasonal planting of spring, summer and fall annuals inc tulip planting. In spring time, tasks may also inc transplanting existing shrubs and planting new ones. All these tasks are physically demanding and you have to be healthy, strong and with good stamina.

Qualifications and Skills

Several years experience as a gardener in a professional setting is best qualification. Any education or certificates pertinent to gardening is a big plus. Must be familiar with common woody ornamental plants, perennials and be well-versed in gardening practices.

Personal prerequisites: Has to be a good communicator, pro active, eager to learn, able to listen well and follow instructions and willingly accept constructive criticism. Must be congenial and mild mannered, and be conscientious and thorough in completing every task.

Must be healthy and strong, energetic, efficient, and able to carry and handle bags of 50-100lbs.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter via email to:

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