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Morris County Park Commission-Seasonal Gardener-Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:41pm

Seasonal Gardener


Morris County Park Commission
P. O. Box 1295
Morristown , NJ 07962

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Job Description 

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ is seeking six-month seasonal gardeners. This position offers the opportunity to enter the field of horticulture and learn hands-on techniques for plant care in an arboretum setting.

Candidates must be local to New Jersey and available Monday through Friday 7 am to 3:30 PM. The length of employment can be modified to accomodate students.

For more details regarding the duties of this position, please read the full job posting at

Duties & Responsibilities 

Physically works in all aspects of arboretum maintenance and development including soil preparation, planting, mulching, watering, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, propagating, mowing, raking, sweeping & blowing, tree & brush cutting, and chipping.

Operates in a proficient manner push mowers, riding mowers, weed‐whackers, backpack blowers, push blowers, garden ATVs, pickup trucks, chainsaws and other power equipment following MCPC
safety protocols in compliance with regulatory standards.

Utilizes shovels, trowels, fan rakes, grading rakes, spades, digging forks, pick axes, brooms, hand shears, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners & pole saws, wheel barrows, fertilizer spreaders, garden carts, ladders, and other hand tools properly to complete assigned tasks.

May provide hands‐on leadership when performing horticulture maintenance tasks with interns and volunteers.

May interact with the public on an informal basis by answering garden and arboretum questions, providing directions, etc.

Education and Experience 

Possession of a valid New Jersey driver's license.

A demonstrated understanding of the horticultural practices and procedures

The physical strength, dexterity, and coordination sufficient to perform the above functions.

Application Instructions 

Download the Job Application at and submit with your resume to

Full Name 
Zinnia Cheetham