Weekend Gardener, Part Time

This position will assist with of all facets of gardening and maintenance tasks throughout our 23 acres of themed botanical gardens. Candidate must possess general knowledge about plants and landscaping equipment. Training will be provided.

This position is available year ’round. Candidates must be available for some evening events. A typical work weekend would be 16 total hours, working Saturdays and Sundays, 8 hours each day.


• Mowing grass
• Weeding and edging 
• Deadheading roses 
• Mulching 
• Watering 
• Snow removal
• Trash collection 
• Working with volunteers

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

• A valid PA driver’s license is required
• Ability to stand, walk and kneel for extended periods
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Work may be performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments and weather conditions
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to consistently represent Hershey Gardens in a positive, professional manner

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 letter of interest and resume to Bill Kieffer, Operations Manager, at bkieffer@hersheygardens.org.

Visitor Experience/Retail Associate, Part Time

This position assists guests with purchases in admissions and in the retail shop, communicates guest feedback to the manager, and ensures that the work area is neat and clean and stock is filled in a timely manner. This position is also responsible for handling money and daily reconciliation of a cash drawer. The position requires a general knowledge of all Hershey properties, as well as opportunities at other local attractions. 15-20 hours a week, mostly weekday shifts with an occasional weekend or holiday shift as needed.

Minimum skills and requirements

Applicants must be 16 years or older

Computer knowledge a plus

Ability to interact with the public, good oral communication skills

Experience interacting with the public preferred

This position requires criminal history and child abuse background checks as a condition of employment.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Lisa Fedyk, Supervisor, Retail and Admissions, at LiMFedyk@hersheygardens.org.

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.