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Natural Lands Intern -1 position
Category: Horticulture


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library,
Winterthur, DE

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012

 

Winterthur’s Internship Program provides a diverse and exciting experience for students in the fields of arboriculture, garden and estate maintenance and natural lands management. All interns participate in classes on plant identification, irrigation, turf management, and plant records; attend lectures and field trips. Housing is available on Winterthur site.
 
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is the home of the former H.F. DuPont with 1000
acres of naturalistic gardens set amid the rolling hills of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley area.
Appealing to a wide audience of tourists, culture seekers, and avid horticulturists, the Winterthur Garden is a historic and rare example of a “wild garden.”
 
Natural Lands Intern -1 position
The natural lands intern gains knowledge and hands-on experience by working on environmental projects at Winterthur. The intern will work with the horticulture staff responsible for implementing proper management practices, explores new practices, and maintains outlying areas, including meadows, streams and ponds, and woodland areas.
 
Minimum Requirements
Six months educational and/or field experience in the study of horticulture or a related field;
ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing; ability to execute oral and written
instructions; ability to lift 50 pounds; ability to safely operate horticultural hand tools and power equipment; sufficient hearing and sight to be aware of nearby guests and staff when using or close to equipment such as mowers, weed-eaters, blowers, and sprayers; basic knowledge of gardening techniques and terminology. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record! Salary $9.50 per hour. Four positions are available May 1–August 31 (flexible start and end dates). Please e-mail your resume and a letter of introduction to jobs@winterthur.org or mail to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE 19735.
www.winterthur.org
Application Deadline: March 01. 2013Winterthur’s Internship Program provides a diverse and exciting experience for students in the
fields of arboriculture, garden and estate maintenance and natural lands management. All interns
participate in classes on plant identification, irrigation, turf management, and plant records;
attend lectures and field trips. Housing is available on Winterthur site.
 
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is the home of the former H.F. DuPont with 1000
acres of naturalistic gardens set amid the rolling hills of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley area.
Appealing to a wide audience of tourists, culture seekers, and avid horticulturists, the Winterthur
Garden is a historic and rare example of a “wild garden.”
 
Natural Lands Intern -1 position
 
The natural lands intern gains knowledge and hands-on experience by working on environmental
projects at Winterthur. The intern will work with the horticulture staff responsible for
implementing proper management practices, explores new practices, and maintains outlying
areas, including meadows, streams and ponds, and woodland areas.
 
Garden/Estate Interns – 4 positions
 
Garden/Estate interns work alongside Winterthur’s horticulture staff in different areas of the
garden and estate during three-week rotations. Interns learn and practice sound horticultural
techniques such as fertilizing, planting, pruning, mowing, mulching, and trimming. Interns
also learn about the design principles used in the creation and maintenance of Winterthur’s
naturalistic garden.
 
Minimum Requirements
Six months educational and/or field experience in the study of horticulture or a related field;
ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing; ability to execute oral and written
instructions; ability to lift 50 pounds; ability to safely operate horticultural hand tools and power
equipment; sufficient hearing and sight to be aware of nearby guests and staff when using or
close to equipment such as mowers, weed-eaters, blowers, and sprayers; basic knowledge of
gardening techniques and terminology. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving
record! Salary $9.50 per hour. Four positions are available May 1–August 31 (flexible start
and end dates). Please e-mail your resume and a letter of introduction to jobs@winterthur.org
or mail to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE 19735.
www.winterthur.org
Application Deadline: March 01. 2013Winterthur’s Internship Program provides a diverse and exciting experience for students in the
fields of arboriculture, garden and estate maintenance and natural lands management. All interns
participate in classes on plant identification, irrigation, turf management, and plant records;
attend lectures and field trips. Housing is available on Winterthur site.
 
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is the home of the former H.F. DuPont with 1000
acres of naturalistic gardens set amid the rolling hills of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley area.
Appealing to a wide audience of tourists, culture seekers, and avid horticulturists, the Winterthur
Garden is a historic and rare example of a “wild garden.”
 
Natural Lands Intern -1 position
 
The natural lands intern gains knowledge and hands-on experience by working on environmental
projects at Winterthur. The intern will work with the horticulture staff responsible for
implementing proper management practices, explores new practices, and maintains outlying
areas, including meadows, streams and ponds, and woodland areas.
 
Garden/Estate Interns – 4 positions
 
Garden/Estate interns work alongside Winterthur’s horticulture staff in different areas of the
garden and estate during three-week rotations. Interns learn and practice sound horticultural
techniques such as fertilizing, planting, pruning, mowing, mulching, and trimming. Interns
also learn about the design principles used in the creation and maintenance of Winterthur’s
naturalistic garden.
 
Minimum Requirements
Six months educational and/or field experience in the study of horticulture or a related field;
ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing; ability to execute oral and written
instructions; ability to lift 50 pounds; ability to safely operate horticultural hand tools and power
equipment; sufficient hearing and sight to be aware of nearby guests and staff when using or
close to equipment such as mowers, weed-eaters, blowers, and sprayers; basic knowledge of
gardening techniques and terminology. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving
record! Salary $9.50 per hour. Four positions are available May 1–August 31 (flexible start
and end dates). Please e-mail your resume and a letter of introduction to jobs@winterthur.org
or mail to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE 19735.
www.winterthur.org
Application Deadline: March 01. 2013

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