Seasonal Gardener: PART TIME

This part-time position is from March until mid-December.  You must be available for some weekend and evening events.  A typical work week would be 28 hours per week.  It will be either Monday thru Wednesday 8 hours and 4 hours on Thursday or Tuesday thru Thursday 8 hours and 4 hours Friday.

This position will assist gardening staff throughout the 23 acres. The position requires a general knowledge of working with plants and equipment. You may be asked to help with event planning and set-up. Training will be provided.

 Duties/Responsibilities: 

• Mowing grass weekly

• Weeding and edging weekly

• Deadheading roses weekly

• Mulching when needed

• Watering daily

• Working with volunteers

• Snow removal 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform duties/responsibilities:

• Able to work on your knees for a period of time

• Lifting 30 lbs.<

• Walking for great lengths

• Being able to communicate with others

• Special work hours (some weekends, evenings, and holidays)

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

• High school education or equivalent (must be at least 18 years old)

• Experience preferred but not mandatory (training will be provided)

• This position requires criminal history background checks in addition to child abuse background checks as a condition of employment

Please send resume to bkieffer@hersheygardens.org with “Seasonal Gardener” in the subject line.

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The M.S. Hershey Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions, including all hiring decisions, are made without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, non-job-related disability, veteran status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or any other trait protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We strive to hire the hardest working and most qualified individuals.