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Garden Intern - Spring 2014
Category: Horticulture


Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Summit, NJ

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a public arboretum and former historic estate with landscapes designed by Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl Pilat, seeks a garden intern for the Spring 2014 season. The internship program at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is designed for individuals who are currently enrolled in a horticulture or related program or who might be returning to school and want to learn more about a career in public garden management. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The Internship provides hands-on experience to learn the practical aspects of growing and maintaining an historic garden and native plant areas. Applicant should have enthusiasm for horticulture and gardening, the ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. and perform manual work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Prior gardening experience is desirable but not necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 or older. 

HOURS and COMPENSATION: 
This position is offered April – June 2014 with full and part time schedules available. Start and end dates are flexible. Working hours are generally 8:00 – 4:00 with some evening and weekend work as needed. No financial compensation is offered for this position; Reeves-Reed Arboretum is pleased to work with the intern’s educational institution to provide documentation of internship status for academic credit. 
 
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: 
Deb Wiles, Director of Horticulture 
or fax to: (908)273-6869 
No phone calls, please. 
 
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum 
The only arboretum in Union County, NJ, Reeves-Reed Arboretum encompasses 13.5 acres of historic gardens, horticultural displays, and natural woodland and meadow areas. Originally established as a private estate in 1889, the Arboretum opened its doors to the public in 1974 and is listed on both the National and NJ State Registers of Historic Places. Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens. 
 
Reeves-Reed Arboretum 
165 HobArt Avenue 
Summit, NJ 07901 
T: 908-273-8787 
F: 908-273-6869 

 

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