Seasonal Part-time Gardener – Carmel, NY

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Start Date: Now  Compensation: hourly based on qualifications & experience

Enjoy working in this peaceful, no chemicals-used setting in Carmel, NY with this freelance, part-time seasonal position for 3-4 hours per week. This 2-acre country property is being renovated over the next few years with an emphasis on native plants and sustainable practices. It is and will be maintained for the benefit of birds, pollinators, wildlife, and the owner-stewards.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in native plants both in the wild, adapted, and garden settings. They will have a minimum of 2-years’ experience working in gardens, private and/or public with a willingness to learn. Some training available to assist the right candidate.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Perform horticultural tasks including weeding, small invasives removal, light pruning, some mulching of a few individual trees
  • watering of a few new small trees
  • occasional planting of small perennials, shrubs or ferns, and light raking or sweeping, edging

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Two years’ experience or more as gardener/horticulturist on private or public properties
  • Certificate in gardening, horticulture, or ecological gardening a plus
  • Range of plant knowledge with emphasis on northeast native plants and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills, detail oriented, and organized
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reliable, punctual, and hard-working
  • Current and valid driver’s license and own vehicle

Additional Information

Please send a resume and a cover email about your interest in the position to:
karen@cowperthwaitela.com

Contact Information

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Contact Name: Karen
Email: karen@cowperthwaitela.com