Part Time Gardeners- Green Spring Garden

The fabulous Green Spring Garden that you know and love from Professor Dickson’s Plant ID courses, the same Green Spring Garden that is meticulously managed by a NOVA Horticulture Alumni, is looking to hire a part-time gardener! You’re in luck though! Not only are they hiring one part-time gardener, but they actually have 2 open part-time gardener positions! One is for 900 hours per year, which maths out to about 18 hours per week, and one for 1,560 hours per year, which maths out to about 30 hours a week. The pay and the positions are great especially if you’re still working your way through the program so do not hesitate to apply!

Green Spring_Part-time Gardener (both PT positions)

To apply: Send your resume to

Position: Part-time Gardener (Two positions available. One at 900 hours per year and one at 1,560 hours per year)

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: $17-$19 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 plants. Deadheading and cutting back plants as necessary
• Planting woody plants
• Pruning evergreen and deciduous shrubs and flowering trees
• Propagation work to include cuttings, sowing seeds, potting up
• Operating equipment and vehicles safely
• Maintaining equipment and vehicles safely
Work with others
• Working under the direction of full-time horticulturists
• Directing the work of volunteers and summer interns

Minimum qualifications:
• College coursework in horticulture, botany, ecology, or landscape design or Master Gardener certificate or work experience in a 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 driver’s 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:
• The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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