Part-Time Gardener- Green Spring Gardens

Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to grow your horticultural knowledge? Are you looking to work with some of the best in the business? Green Spring Gardens is hiring a part-time gardener and this position could make your educational dreams come true! This position can be used for HRT 297 Cooperated Education requirements as well as working under the direction of NVCC Horticulture Technology and Landscape Design alumni turned Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Resource Manager, Adam Bucher!

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Location: Green Spring Garden; 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Hours: Year-round, part-time work Monday through Friday with some weekends required.
Salary: Starting at $15.40 per hour up to $17 per hour, depending on experience and certifications.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join our team as a Gardener. A Gardener performs all levels of garden and grounds maintenance required to maintain the highest aesthetic standards throughout the property.

Duties include:

Garden tasks
-Weeding and cleaning bedding areas
– Watering as needed and directed
– Mulching
– Planting seasonal flowers and woody plant material. Deadheading and cutting back plant material as necessary.
-Transplanting woody plant material
– Pruning evergreen and deciduous shrubs and flowering trees
– Propagation work to include cuttings, sowing seeds, potting up

Work with others
– Directing the work of volunteers

Safety and maintenance
– Operating equipment and vehicles safely
– Maintaining equipment and vehicles safely

Minimum Qualifications:
– College coursework in horticulture, botany, ecology or landscape design or Master Gardener certificate or work experience in public garden setting.
– Basic gardening and garden maintenance skills are required but a passion for gardening is equally important.
– Must be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather, with exposure to insects, heat and cold. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
– Familiarity with tools, including pruners, saws, blowers, weeders and edgers. Experience working with volunteers.
– Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
– Certificate in landscape design or horticulture.
– Knowledge of plants of the mid-Atlantic.
– Basic gardening and garden maintenance skills are required but a passion for gardening is equally important.
– Able to lead groups of volunteers in completing garden tasks.
– Looking for a self-starter who can begin assignments without prompting and plan and organize work in the gardens.
– Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Note: There are multiple part-time positions available.

– One is no more than a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year. This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
– One is scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including: Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage, Flexible Spending Program, and Deferred Compensation.

To apply: Send your resume to
Necessary Special Requirements:
– All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the
first day of employment.
– The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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