Garden & Grounds Assistant

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Garden & Grounds Assistant


PSO State Botanical Garden of GA

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


Gardening and maintenance activities such as planting, weeding, mowing, and pruning to maintain formal gardens, trails, and natural areas.

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Temporary Skilled Crafts/Trades (NE)



Position Summary:

The responsibilities of Garden and Grounds Assistants involve gardening and maintenance activities such as planting, weeding, mowing, and pruning. Assistants work alongside Garden Curators and Grounds Staff in maintaining formal gardens, trails, and natural areas gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Gardening and maintenance experience.

Physical Demands:

Working outside during adverse weather conditions. Strenuous physical activity including but not limited to mulching, weeding, raking, digging, and planting.

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Posted: 9/27/2019
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time