Seasonal Arboretum Staff
West Laurel Hill and Laurel Hill Cemeteries have an exciting opportunity for two seasonal staff members to assist with the maintenance of the Arboretum gardens and grounds. With 187 acres, West Laurel Hill Cemetery is an active historic cemetery, premier urban green space, and an accredited arboretum featuring over 3,000 specimen trees and shrubs. Laurel Hill Cemetery also features an impressive historic plant collection on a 78-acre National Historic Landmark. We are committed to sustainable management practices through our sustainability program.
The seasonal grounds personnel will assist the Arboretum Manager and Horticulturalist with landscape maintenance at West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Laurel Hill Cemetery. Principal responsibilities will include: mulching, weeding and maintaining garden areas; watering new plants; tree and shrub pruning, planting and removal. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for experience in a career in landscape maintenance or horticulture to be able to work in one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful historic landscapes.
Requirements include the ability to work outdoors in extreme weather, the ability to lift 50 pounds, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn all aspects of plant care and landscape management. This is a full-time, seasonal position with a commitment of 40 hours per week from May 6th to November 1st.
Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.