Horticulture Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:00pm



Wausau, WI
United States

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Position: AmeriCorps Member/Horticulture Intern     

Reports to: Gardens Supervisor

Status:  May - August, minimum time 450-hour AmeriCorps position                                                      

Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour minimum time position

Work Hours: Daytime, some weekends and evening hours.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development, implementation and execution of Garden Priority project.
  • Provide educational tours and programs to the public.
  • Provide visitors to the Gardens with information and support.
  • Provide onsite support to summer volunteer work crews and gardening volunteers.
  • Plant and maintain a variety of woody and herbaceous plants including pruning, deadheading, weeding, apply mulch and soil amendments, transplanting, dividing perennials, watering, fertilizing, hauling brush, mowing, raking and pest control.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on power equipment needed for grounds work.
  • Use herbicides safely and according to directions to control invasive plants.
  • Attend and participate in required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
  • Complete and submit all AmeriCorps timesheets and reports in a professional and timely manner
  • Assist with event activities.
  • Education and/or Work Experience: Experience working on teams is desirable. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.


Other Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and within small work teams.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Friendly and outgoing.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and hardworking.
  • Passion about people, nature and education.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand, bend, kneel, climb, reach, pull, push, sit, grab, and lift and carry (up to 50 lbs.) on a daily basis in all weather conditions.
  • Able to operate equipment, such as mowers, lawn tractors.
  • Able to use of hand pruners, loppers, hand saws and backpack sprayers.

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How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter via email to info@monkgardens.org.  Questions: call 715-261-6309

Housing may be available for qualified candidates.

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Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour minimum time position

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