Holden Forests & Gardens seeks a Seasonal Worker - Education (garden).

Holden Forests and Gardens has an eight-month seasonal position available in the Education Department at Cleveland Botanical Garden. The seasonal will support the education department with a focus on maintaining the Hershey Children’s Garden.

Primary duties include: maintaining grounds, developing garden interactive areas, creating and implementing a summer camp program, providing assistance with academic programs, and assisting with family engagement events.

Team

  • Reports to the Hershey Children’s Garden Coordinator
  • Works with the Manager of Family Engagement and Manager of Adult

    Education

  • Works with the Academic Programs Coordinator
  • Works closely with Education Summer Seasonal
  • Works with Volunteers

    Work Location

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden – Cleveland, Ohio USA
  • Located on University Circle, in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural, health, and education district. 10 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.
  • Holden Forests and Gardens is 12th largest public garden in the U.S. It is comprised of two campuses, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum.

    Responsibilities

    Hershey Children’s Garden (75%)

  • Assist with the maintenance and horticultural upkeep, including all plantings, garden features, displays, handouts and interpretation in the Hershey Children’s Garden.
  • Assist with family engagement events.
  • Assist in the development and upkeep of garden interactive areas.
  • Lead inquiry-based learning experiences.
  • Serve as a point of contact for weekly Hershey Children’s Garden volunteers.
  • Collaborate with volunteers to complete projects.
  • Develop a creative project for the garden.

    General Education (25%)

  • Provide assistance teaching school group programs.
  • Develop and lead Cleveland Botanical Garden’s summer camp.
  • Assist with other responsibilities, programs, and events as necessary in the Education Department.

    Qualifications

  • High school graduate with minimum 2 years in college or post-secondary program.
  • Preferred field: Education, environmental science, horticulture, agriculture, museum studies, social sciences, or related.
  • Experience in youth education, leadership or counselor roles.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Exemplary communication skills.
  • Experience with plant care and gardening preferred.
  • Availability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings.

    Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces.
  • Must pass a criminal background check / drug test.
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record required to be covered on Holden Forests & Garden’s vehicle insurance policy

    Work Environment

  • Start/End Dates: Mid-March through mid-November (36 weeks).
  • Starting and ending dates are flexible.
  • Approximately 40 hours per week: five days per week with weekend work, 9:00 AM to 5:30PM.
  • Wage - $10.30 per hour

 

Salary Range: $10.30
Job Classification: Hourly, Seasonal

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=db704977-d8c5-4be2-a36a-23f4002eddc0&jobId=49520&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

This position will be employed through a staffing agency service.

Holden Forests & Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: January 17, 2019
To be removed: February 17, 2019