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Hagley Museum and Library-Seasonal Horticulturist -Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:13am

Seasonal Horticulturist


Hagley Museum and Library
PO BOX 3630 Wilmington
Wilmington , DE 19807

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Major Responsibilities:

Participate in horticultural activities on Hagley property. In consultation with the Garden Supervisor is responsible primarily for the day to day maintenance and care of the gardens. Responsible for other specialized horticultural tasks throughout the Hagley property as assigned. Occasional weekend duty in the gardens or greenhouse may be assigned based on need. Assist in the training volunteers as assigned to assist in the maintenance of the Hagley Property.

Specific Duties:

Daily maintenance of Upper Property and Satellite locations including mowing, trimming, planting, weeding, watering, pruning, raking, etc.

Assist in E.I. Garden and Orchard when needed.

Assist in Cut Flower and Workers’ Hill Gardens when needed

Assist in Greenhouse or Nursery areas when needed

Prune trees and shrubs on Hagley Property as assigned, in collaboration with Garden Supervisor.

Assist in Seasonal Displays and Property Decoration

Coordinate need for equipment, materials, and supplies with Garden Superviso

Assist with training and supervision of volunteers.

Will possibly be assigned occasional weekend duty in the gardens or greenhouse to provide basic care for plants.

Will carry out duties in a safety conscious manner and will supervise others in a like manner.

Other duties as assigned by Garden Supervisor or Director of Horticulture.

Education and Experience 

Experience in standard horticultural practices and garden techniques required. Knowledge of plant propagation, pruning, plant physiology, and pomology a plus. Must be able to sustain moderate to heavy physical exertion with full range of body motion for extended periods of time, including lifting up to 50 lbs. Ability to work in all weather conditions. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Valid driver's license required.

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Full Name 
Kyle Montgomery