Seasonal Assistant Horticulturist

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Compensation: $16/hour

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Gardens Team in maintaining the health and care of living plant collections by performing a variety of horticultural tasks including, but not limited to, site/soil preparation, planting, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, and pruning
  • Maintain well-groomed and safe garden pathways and assigned areas that are free from debris, including snow/ice removal as needed
  • Assist other divisions with horticultural projects and activities


  • At least 1 year of experience in the field of gardening or horticulture
  • Good working knowledge of gardening skills
  • Possess a strong interest in native plants, shrubs, and trees, and naturalistic gardening
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of tools, vehicles, and small and large-engine equipment 
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed

Physical Requirements (lifting, etc.): 

  • Requires strenuous physical work; Frequent standing, bending, twisting, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects over 50 pounds

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An exception to the COVID vaccine requirement may be provided to individuals for religious or medical reasons. 

Contact Information

Mt. Cuba Center
Contact Name: Courtney Davis
Phone: 3022398881
Website: Apply Online