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Phipps Conservatory -Homegrown Installation Specialist Internship-Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:54am

Homegrown Installation Specialist Internship


Phipps Conservatory
Pittsburgh , PA 15213

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Homegrown Installation Specialist Intern 2019

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s mission is to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

Homegrown is a Phipps program dedicated to increasing community access to fresh produce, promoting better food choices, and improving the overall health of families and children. We fulfill our goals by installing raised bed vegetable gardens at households in underserved neighborhoods, and by providing mentorship and resources. The Homegrown Installation Specialist Intern works under the Garden Installation Coordinator to assist with all aspects of the raised bed installation program: preparing supplies, assembling and setting up beds, removing sod, unloading and moving soil, and clean-up. The intern will also help to implement neighborhood beautification work days and assist with other education and outreach program duties as needed. The intern will work in Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, and East Hills frequently, completing physical installation and projects.

Candidates must have previous experience with hands-on landscaping or vegetable gardening, as well as familiarity and proficiency with the use of common landscaping tools. This paid internship is 32 hours per week, from May-August 2019.

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience as it relates to the position to or Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Application deadline: February 26, 2019.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

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