Purpose and Development Opportunities
Provide support to the Horticulture Department, while gaining hands on experience working in our diverse public gardens. Increase your plant knowledge of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs. Develop an understanding of the role of a public garden and the work involved in maintaining one. Learn how to operate equipment used in garden maintenance. Assist with the propagation, planting, and care of plant material that occurs on Minnetrista’s campus. Participant will also complete an independent project based on individual interest and Minnetrista’s needs.
Reporting Supervisor and Training Provided By
Horticulture Manager, Fulltime Gardening staff
Length of Appointment
200 hours minimum, ideally beginning in August or September and ending in November or December.
20-40 hours per week preferred, other schedules may be considered
Stipend upon completion of an internship project, amount based on project scope and hours worked
Essential duties and responsibilities
- Accomplish an independent project
- Learn and implement proper garden maintenance techniques
- Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
- Expand plant knowledge
- Other duties may be assigned
The requirements of the job include the ability to work outside in varying weather conditions, and to work independently. An interest in horticulture and gardening is a must. Must be reliable and work well with both staff and volunteers.
The work environment is a typical office environment with a desk, computer, phone, and files; however, must be able to move about the entire Minnetrista 40-acre campus in all weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Send a cover letter and resume to Mary Zwickl at email@example.com