Seasonal Laborers

Heritage Museums & Gardens
Job Description
Seasonal Laborers are members of the Horticulture Department of Heritage Museums and Gardens.   Reporting as assigned to one of the Senior Gardeners, the seasonal laborer works to maintain the Garden in the best possible condition during the prime visitation season.  Using best practices and showcasing sustainability, the seasonal gardener works to maintain the Garden in the best possible condition for the visiting public. 
Perform various gardening tasks as assigned.  Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Weeding plant beds as assigned to maintain the health and appearance of the Garden.
Mulch plant beds as assigned.
Mow grass, trim and weed-eat lawn areas as needed.
Apply and spread wood chips on pathways.
Move soil and compost and spread on beds and other areas as assigned.
Renovate lawn areas and apply topsoil and grass seed as needed and as assigned.
Rake leaves, vacuum and collect leaves and transport to leaf composting area.
Participate in spring and fall clean-ups. 
Sweep walks and clean debris from walks, lawns and the Garden after weather events.
Other duties as assigned.
Seasonal Laborer works according to the following schedule:
Start date in Spring:        March 1-15, depending on weather
End date in Fall:                October 15-November 15,  depending on weather
Education and experience:         
Minimum of five years combined experience as a horticulturist in a horticulture setting of either a commercial nursery, public garden, landscape company or other horticulture setting.   Must have the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop.  He/she must have the ability to push, pull and/or lift 50 pounds.   Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

Location:   Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA 02563

Interested candidates should respond to:
Les Lutz, Director of Horticulture and Facilities Management
Heritage Museums and Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA  02563
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