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Mt. Cuba Center-Seasonal Horticulturists' Assistant-Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:01pm

Seasonal Horticulturists' Assistant


Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin
Hockessin , DE 19707

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Job Description 

The Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities in support of the Horticultural Team for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. Please note this is a part time, seasonal position working under 1,000 hours between the months of February and December.

Duties & Responsibilities 

- Assist the Horticulturist Team in maintaining the health and care of living plant collections by performing a variety of horticultural tasks including, but not limited to, site/soil preparation, planting, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, herbicide/pesticide application, and pruning
- Maintain well-groomed and safe garden pathways and assigned areas that are free from debris, including snow/ice removal as needed
- Assist other divisions with horticultural projects and activities
- Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession
- Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work

Education and Experience 

- 1 year experience in the field of gardening or horticulture
- Good working knowledge of plant identification, plant growth and cultural characteristics, disease
- Possess a strong interest in native plants and naturalistic gardening
- Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of tools, vehicles, and small and large-engine equipment
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
- Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
- Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability able to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed
- Requires moderate physical work: frequent standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds

Application Instructions 

Please apply directly via our website:

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Mt. Cuba Center