Current Opportunities

Seasonal Gardener – Native Woodland Walk

Position:  Tyler Arboretum Horticulture Department has a seasonal opening for a part-time gardener to care for the Native Woodland Walk and surrounding gardens and borders.  The part-time Gardener reports to the Director of Horticulture and is responsible for the care and maintenance of the 3 acre Native Woodland Walk and surrounding gardens and beds in the core area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spraying herbicides
  • Weeding
  • Debris removal
  • Mulching and pruning
  • Preparing accession and display labels
  • Planting and watering

Qualifications:  The gardener would on occasion work with other staff as well as volunteers. The successful candidate must be able to drive small equipment (such as gators) and be certified to apply herbicides. Ability to work independently and knowledge of gardening practices are required as well as ability to lift items up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate small equipment such as blowers and mowers is preferred.

Candidates must be self-directed, organized, responsible and possess good verbal communication skills.

Position Category:  This is seasonal part-time position (approximately two days a week) that begins in March and extends as late as October.

Application: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Send resume with cover letter and three references to:

Mike Karkowski, Director of Horticulture
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134, ext 222


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