Heritage Museum and Gardens in historic Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod offers summer internships for the period May through late August. This is a great opportunity to gain public garden work experience. Students work directly for and with the Director of Horticulture and garden staff in the Garden doing various duties as required to maintain a public garden.
Using the extensive and mature plant collections, students participate in weekly walks and are required to learn approximately 100 woody plants and 80 herbaceous perennials over the course of the summer. In addition, students participate in lectures on various subjects related to botanical/public garden operation, plant culture and landscape design. Each week, on a rotating schedule students are required to document and write a “What’s in Bloom” column for the HMG website.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to weeding, mulching, fertilizing, pruning, dividing plants, propagation, planting, watering, volunteer management, plant documentation and other duties as assigned and necessary for the operation of a public garden. All interns will be required to work at least one weekend during the summer.
The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a horticulture or environmental studies program. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience in a beautiful setting with a professional dedicated staff. Ability to work up to three months beginning sometime in May. Be enrolled in a college horticulture program or related field with an interest in public garden maintenance. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to: Les Lutz, Director of Horticulture, LLutz@HeritageMuseums.org