Nally Intern Program At Wave Hill

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The John Nally Intern Program at Wave Hill was established in honor of John Nally, a gardener at Wave Hill, whose participation here was integral to establishing the present appearance of the grounds. Because his intense passion for gardening was contagious, the Internship was considered the finest means of carrying on his mission. The program is best described as a hands-on apprenticeship for garden enthusiasts seeking to further their understanding of the principles of Horticulture. In most cases the interns are seeking a career in the profession and are hoping to round out their education with daily work experience.

Every year we seek interns to work alongside our staff from early spring to late fall for a total period of 34 weeks. Duties include mulching the garden beds as well as large tracts of our new woodlands; digging and planting shrubs, trees, annuals and perennials; and of course weeding beds and watering our many containers both in the nursery areas and on public display. The internship is not for those seeking an intellectual exercise alone; nor for those seeking an administrative position in the field. This is a rigorous, hands-on experience with physically demanding work in all kinds of weather. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license in good standing.

The salary is $16.50 an hour for a 7-hour workday (not including lunch and break), 5 days a week. Weekend duties are required on a rotating basis, this time being compensated during the work week.

Additional Information

Anyone interested in working hard in a world famous garden with a great staff of knowledgeable gardeners and surrounded by a wealth of plants both tender and hardy should send a cover letter and a resume by U.S. mail or e-mail to:

Steven Conaway, Assistant Director of Horticulture Interviews begin in January 2020; No Phone Calls, Please!
Wave Hill 675 West 252 nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

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