Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is hiring!
Are you a skilled gardener who is passionate about plants and the environment, loves working with people, and committed to supporting the Gardens’ IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) goals? We’re looking for a Seasonal Gardener excited about inspiring meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature in one of the most beautiful settings in Maine.
See the full listing on our website: https://www.mainegardens.org/employment/
Utilizing proper horticultural practices, the Seasonal Gardener works closely with horticulturists to maintain gardens and collections to the high standards set by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Maintenance Guidelines.
Full-time or part-time hours available.
Seasonal employment. Our regular season runs May through October. We can be flexible with start and end dates.
Starting pay $17.00 per hour
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) environment where every member of our community is valued, respected, and appreciated. Just as our landscapes and gardens are more resilient and beautiful through their diversity, we strive to promote IDEA principles on our team by embracing cultural and individual differences.
Duties & Responsibilities
-Assist in the planting of annual displays, herbaceous perennials, and woody plants following proper soil preparation.
-Provide daily care of gardens and grounds. This includes watering (especially during plant establishment), mulching, weeding, and deadheading.
-Help maintain well-groomed, accessible walkways.
-Participate in providing a fun and engaging experience for all visitors by treating everyone in a positive and courteous manner and stopping work to answer visitor questions or offer assistance.
-Maintain equipment and tools needed to perform daily tasks as instructed by supervisor.
-Help maintain the horticulture building (trash removal, sweeping, stowing equipment, cleaning bathrooms) as required.
-Participate in Gardens-wide initiatives as needed (e.g., Gardens Aglow assignments, special events, etc.).
Education and Experience
-Enthusiasm for creating beautiful gardens and possession of a strong work ethic to execute the Gardens’ plans.
-Experience using basic hand tools and simple horticultural machinery a plus.
-Comfortable engaging with guests interested in learning more about the Gardens and plants.
-Ability to work well with a diverse group of colleagues.
-Ability to follow instructions and work with indirect supervision.
-Commitment to working across the organization to support the integration of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) principles into Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ internal operations and its relationships with visitors and guests.