Seasonal Gardener

Looking for two gardeners for a private estate in Nantucket, Massachusetts. These are seasonal positions with flexible start and end dates. Housing and the use of a vehicle during work hours will be provided. The seasonal gardeners will be responsible for providing fresh cut flowers for the house and maintaining three seaside rose gardens, perennials, herbs, and annuals. The gardeners will, at times, work with the owner.

Candidates must:

  • Have a passionate interest in gardening
  • Have experience with growing roses
  • Have a good working knowledge of plant identification, health, and habit
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Be receptive to instruction and direction
  • Have good organizational and time management skills
  • Be able to take direction, prioritize and multi-task
  • Be willing to work under supervision
  • Possess a good work ethic and be able to work on their own unsupervised
  • Be willing to work with outside consultants and contractors
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Energetic, motivated and hard working
  • Be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs
  • Have a valid driver’s license

Responsibilities include:

  • Plant maintenance including: weeding, pruning, dead heading, fertilizing, mulching, irrigation
  • Rose garden maintenance including: pruning, deadheading, fertilizing, training climbing roses
  • Maintenance of annuals and perennials
  • Monitoring the irrigation system thru the season
  • Identifying pest and diseases
  • Keeping a daily log of all garden activities

Requirements:

  • 1+ years experience in garden maintenance
  • Horticulture Degree or certificate not required but student history is preferred
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and starts at $30 per hour. Must be available to work a minimum of 25-30 hours per week
  • If accepted, the candidate will be awarded an independent contractor agreement for the 2019 season. Dates of performance and other contract terms to be included, but candidate will be an independent contractor and not an employee of the owner.

All candidates may email their cover letter, resume, and references to rgamberoni@hotmail.com.

Contact Information

rgamberoni@hotmail.com