Part-Time Butterfly Atrium Associate, 
12 -25 hours per week

Works in the Butterfly Atrium interpreting the exhibit for our guests. Ensures that guests have a superior educational experience. This includes engaging in guest-focused informal education, maintaining containment of butterflies per our containment guidelines, and leading group tours. Specifically seeking candidates for weekend morning and afternoon shifts, as well as weekday afternoon shifts.

Assists with daily feeding and care of butterflies and other arthropods.
Assists with the maintenance of the Butterfly Atrium, making sure that the area is clean and systems are working properly.
May be trained to assist with receiving of tropical butterfly chrysalides on a weekly basis, including display, recordkeeping and disposal tasks.
Assists in overseeing volunteers.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform duties/responsibilities:
Requires physical effort including lifting up to 20 pounds and extended periods of standing or walking. Requires spending periods of time in a hot, humid tropical-type environment.

Minimum education and experience requirements:
Experience working with living plants and animals preferred.
Must be willing to work weekdays, weekends and holidays.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume with the subject line Part-time Butterfly Atrium Associate to joldavey@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.


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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

• 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.


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.