Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Job Description: Garden & Landscape Technician

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1804, the property includes 20 historic structures on 400 acres of grounds, including a 4.5-acre English style garden, and 8 miles of multi-purpose trails. Our goal is to give visitors world-class experiences in education, history, research, conservation and in the enjoyment of the natural northern Virginia landscape through numerous events.

Revenue is secured through donations and memberships, trail, grounds and house tours, events and weddings, educational and interpretation programs, Airbnb and annual rentals and a modest endowment. The combination of these revenue sources allows us to maintain the property and structures and tell its historic story. Continue reading Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Gardens and Landscape Part-time Summer 2021 Position

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has openings for a paid summer position that may have the potential of fulfilling an internship requirement for undergraduates in horticulture or related fields. This position offers practical, hands-on training to students interested in a career working in public and/or historic gardens or landscapes, as well as critical insight into the challenges that these spaces face. Candidates are expected to be dependable and highly motivated, and will have the opportunity to work alongside the gardeners in all areas of the Mount Vernon landscape, including the historic gardens and grounds, and the museum and Fred W. Smith Memorial Library landscapes. Exposure to adverse weather conditions such as heat and humidity is to be expected, as well as strenuous physical activity, (but we also find time for a few fun activities!). This position is for a 32-hour week for 15 weeks, from 6:30am-3:00pm, including one weekend day. Duties are as follows, but not limited to:

· Planting, fertilizing, watering, and staking annuals, vegetables, and perennials

· Weeding and mulching

· Assisting gardeners with pruning grapes and ornamental vines, shrubs, and fruit trees

· Dead-heading and seed collecting of perennials and annuals

· Harvesting produce

· Operating irrigation systems

· Using hand tools and operating mowers, string trimmers, and blowers


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by May 1st to: Leslie Bird, Historic Gardens and Landscape Manager at lbird@mountvernon.org

Career Connection

8 Jobs and 2 Internships Available

Career Connection gives students and alumni the ability to search hundreds of current job and internship opportunities in the region and nationally.  Most jobs are posted to Northern Virginia Community College directly by employers who want to recruit at NOVA.  On the student home page, students and alumni are given job and internship recommendations based on their career interest and academic profile. Job and internship opportunities are also found through a targeted searches based on Position Type, Job Function, Location, and more. Students and alumni also have the option to search an external job board. This external job board also includes jobs from all across the world and are vetted by Symplicity.

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Green Spring Gardens

Positions Open: Grounds Keeper ELT-FCPA-21033, Gardener ELT-FCPA-21028

Green Spring Gardens is a must-visit park, a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It’s an outdoor classroom, a museum, and a national historic site. Its mission is to connect the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.
The park has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops, a historic house, and a horticulture reference library. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping and gardening techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area. Click on link to apply.