Job description

Duties: The Rose and Flower Garden Intern assists the Rosarian in garden development, management, and care of the collections. Specialty gardens include: formal rose garden with rock wall, cottage, hardy fern, herb, hosta, mixed border, and crabapple slope. The intern has the opportunity to refine horticulture skills including techniques in formal garden maintenance. Upon completion, the Rose and Flower Garden Intern will have mastered the skills utilized in the culture of modern and antique roses and their garden companion plants. The position pays $12.70 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.

The position has a specified start date of June 17, 2019 and an end date of June 5, 2020.

The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

Before applying, please read the additional information and application instructions at:

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. A strong academic background in horticulture or closely related field with course work or a very strong interest in herbaceous and woody landscape plants strongly preferred. Ability and willingness: to communicate with Arboretum visitors; to work independently and as part of a team; to work in all weather conditions. Must be able and willing to lift at least 25 lbs. A valid driver's license is required. A full background check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

Important Note: In addition to the online application, applicants will be required to provide the following supporting documents:

Cover letter/Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
College transcripts

The supporting documents may be uploaded with the online application (uploads are limited to 3 documents) or they may be sent or emailed directly to:

Jan McFarlan, Education Coordinator
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Email: [email protected]

Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at:

Reference Number: 60-30229

Salary Grade: INT

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Horticulture

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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