Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Employment Opportunity


   

                      

              Plant
Collection
Caretakers

 

The UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center and The Friends of the Horticulture Farm are seeking two students for summer Internship positions offered during the 2014 season; one full-time and one part-time.  Applicants will be responsible for care of the plant collections at the UVM Horticulture Research Center (Hort Farm).  This will include weeding, pruning, mowing, edging, identifying/labeling, updating maps & signs, and removing invasive plants.  This position will require the use of tools (pruners, loppers, etc.) and machinery including ride-on mowers and tractors.  Training and tools will be provided, but some familiarity with this equipment is preferred.

Applicants should also be available to work with volunteers from the Friends of the Hort Farm and the Vermont Master Gardener Program.  Applicants must be willing to work a non-traditional work week (Tuesday - Saturday) as to allow interaction with the Friends' Plant Collection Curators and other volunteers.  Work conditions are not always dry and sunny. Appropriate rain gear, work boots, gloves, and clothing are required. Applicants will also be asked to assist with various workshops and other events that are sponsored by the Friends (see our 2014 Calendar of events on the FHF website). 

Reliable transportation to UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center is required (5 miles south of UVM main campus).  Starting wage is $10.00/hour.  This position is ideal for self-starters who are able to stay motivated when working independently.  There is the potential for an intern project during the season.  For more information, please contact Allie Brody at (908) 907-3030. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Allie Brody at
brodya3030@gmail.com by April 4, 2014.

 

The UVM Horticulture Research Center, established in 1952, houses a variety of woody plant collections.  The major collections are Crabapple, Lilac, Rhododendron and Azalea, Flowering Shrub, Small Tree, Viburnum, Shade Tree, and Conifer, Rain Garden, the Cary Award Garden and the Building Display Planting.  There is also a Perennial Garden and Woodland Walk trail that displays many native woodland species as well as the Fern Collection.

 

The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a non‑profit, tax‑exempt, membership corporation dedicated to the protection, promotion and enhancement of the UVM Horticulture Research Center (the Hort Farm), its plant collections and natural areas, for education, research, and public enrichment.  The Hort Farm is located at 65 Green Mountain Drive in South Burlington, Vermont, just off Route 7.

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