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Seasonal Worker: Research Gardener
Category: Horticulture

The Holden Arboretum
Madison, Ohio

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014

Seasonal Worker:  Research Gardener

The Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum is searching for a seasonal worker to assist our Research Department during the months of August – November at the David G. Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio. This person will help with the installation and maintenance of field and display plants that are part of Holden’s ornamental plant breeding program.  Position is full time.  Monday – Friday. 


Requirements of the position include:

  • Experience with plant growth and care in garden, greenhouse, or farm settings.
  • Knowledge of appropriate and safe use of common garden hand and power tools, as well as light farm equipment (small tractor and front end loader).
  • Mowing skills with rider mower and hand trimming (mowers/string trimmers
  • Light maintenance/repair work on equipment or facilities.
  • Herbicide weed control with appropriate training from Holden.
  • Able to work independently or within small work teams of volunteers.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Physically fit to perform various tasks in all weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation: Requires good vision and hearing; ability to understand basic instructions using the English language; hand and arm dexterity; walking and working on wet, uneven, slippery terrain; occasionally lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs; and bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching.
  • Valid driver’s license with less than 4 points.


Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a resumé online to:


Posting: August 2014

Close: Until Filled


The Holden Arboretum is an equal opportunity, ADA employer and a drug-free workplace.

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