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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens-Horticulture Intern-Mon, 03/09/2020 - 1:55pm

Horticulture Intern

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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park , KS 66013
US

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Job Description 

Responsibilities
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens invites horticulture students to apply for a seasonal Intern, Horticulture position available for summer 2020.

Rate of Pay: $10.00-$13.00/hr.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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Duties & Responsibilities 

Responsibilities: This twelve week internship is located at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas. This is an educational internship, where the intern will work closely with the Arboretum staff, volunteers and visitors. The emphasis of the internship will be on practical horticulture. Tasks shall include, but are not limited to, planting, maintenance and care of plants, trees and shrubs. Educational sessions will be offered in addition to field trips to other public gardens, nurseries and greenhouse operations.

Education and Experience 

Requirements: Current Enrollment in a degree program with concentration in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related field from an accredited college or university. Third or fourth year given preference and is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record. No City residency requirement.

Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen and physical.

Normal Work Hours: 40 hours per week. Schedule determined by supervisor to cover 7 day operation.

Application Instructions 

Visit https://recruit.opkansas.org/ to apply online. Search for Intern, Horticulture at the Arboretum. For additional information, please contact Karen Kerkhoff at karen.kerkhoff@opkansas.org or at 913.620.0794.

Full Name 
Karen Kerkhoff