Gardener, Seasonal – Part-Time

This position will assist with all facets of gardening and maintenance tasks throughout our 23 acres of themed botanical gardens. Candidates must possess general knowledge about plants and landscaping equipment. Training will be provided. This position is available from March through mid-December. Candidates must be available for some prescheduled weekend and evening events.

A typical work week would be 28 hours, between Monday and Friday. Shifts are normally scheduled as 3 – 8 hour days and 1 – 4 hour shift on the 4th 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

All applicants, please send letter of interest and resume to jshiffer@hersheygardens.org or apply below.

Butterfly Atrium Associate – Part-Time

Do you enjoy talking with people about the natural world? Do you love nature and biology? Are you excited about sharing your knowledge with others Our Part-time Butterfly Atrium Associate position may be the job for you!

The Atrium Associate works in our year-round, tropical Butterfly Atrium interpreting the exhibit for our guests, ensuring that guests have an excellent and memorable educational experience. This includes engaging in guest-focused informal education, maintaining containment of butterflies per our containment guidelines, and leading group tours.

Associates also assist with daily feeding and care of butterflies and other animals, including arthropods and reptiles/amphibians, and with the maintenance of the Butterfly Atrium. They may be trained to assist with receiving of tropical butterfly chrysalides on a weekly basis, including display, recordkeeping and disposal tasks. As a Butterfly Atrium Associate, you will also work closely with our Atrium Volunteers, supervising their activities and assisting them in serving our guests.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform duties/responsibilities:
Requires some 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:
Background in education, biology or horticulture, working in an informal learning environment or working with living plants and animals preferred but will train the right candidate.
Must be willing to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, typically 10-20 hours/week.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jody at jolsantos@hersheygardens.org OR complete the application below.


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.