Gardener: FULL TIME (with benefits)

Summary of major duties:

  • Perform professional gardening duties as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Work with other gardening staff to maintain the 23 acre garden.
  • Assist in occasional basic maintenance operations, using power tools.
  • Work may be performed in a variety of environments and weather conditions, including snow removal operations.
  • 40 hours per week schedule that may include occasional weekends and evenings.

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

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • Willing to successfully obtain a Pennsylvania Commercial or Private Applicators license.
  • Demonstrate basic skill in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent Hershey Gardens in a positive, professional manner
  • Occasionally assist with the set-up or tear-down of activities.
  • Requires physical activity, including lifting up to 50 pounds and extended periods of standing or walking.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the horticulture field.
  • 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 “Gardener - FT” 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.