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.

Program Assistant, Part Time, Year Round

Hershey Gardens is looking for a part-time program assistant to help with delivering educational programming to school groups of all ages, and to assist with the planning, set-up and execution of public programs.  Applicants should have a passion for nature and sharing it with others, willingness to work both indoors and outdoors, and a demonstrated interest and ability to work with people, including children of all ages. Classroom experience is a plus.

This position will be scheduled 25-28 hours per week.

This position is expected to occasionally work weekend shifts or evenings for public programs and at least two Manager on Duty shifts per month.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Lawrence, Education Manager, at rellawrence@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.