Temporary Seasonal Gardener
Employment TypeJob (Part-time)
The Temporary Seasonal Gardener assists with a broad range of garden maintenance tasks and frequently requires the expenditure of physical labor and the use of motorized equipment and other tools. Responsibilities include trimming, mowing, weeding, watering, planting, pruning, and weed control. Some weekend work is required.
The Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania, with its beautiful 92-acre public garden, is located 15 miles from campus, in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill. It was once a private estate and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Morris Arboretum is a living history museum and research institution focused on environmental conservation and education, as well as a beautiful garden.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with all garden tasks including but not limited to weeding, pruning, planting, mulching and turf care.
Learn to properly identify weeds and implement control methods.
Work with horticulture team members to mow and string trim the Arboretum on a weekly basis during the growing season.
Assist with leaf clean-up in the fall.
Work in the garden on a rotating weekend schedule.
Participate in the Horticulture Department’s project days.
Perform additional duties as requested.
Must learn to operate the following garden machinery:
Small Equipment – push mower, string trimmer, leaf blower.
Large Equipment – golf cart, riding mower.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma/GED required.
0-1 years’ experience in horticulture work required.
Interest in horticulture/plants demonstrated.
Be able and willing to communicate with Arboretum visitors.
Be able and willing to work independently and as part of a team.
Be able and willing to work in all weather conditions.
Be able and willing to lift at least 25 lbs.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Apply at Careers@Penn: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Morris-Arboretum/Temporary-Seasonal-Gardener–Morris-Arboretum—Gardens_JR00085329?locationHierarchy1=ac2a3e0e9a8601d927a1c2b648093164Application Deadline:
April 15, 2024