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Appalachian Conservation Corps Open Positions

From Laura Boaggio, Appalachian Conservation Corps:

I am reaching out to share upcoming internship opportunities for folks right out of high school or college with an interest in Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Ecology or other similar fields.

Appalachian Conservation Corps is currently recruiting for over 20 internships at National Parks and Battlefields in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. You can check them out on our Individual Placement page under Open Positions (Individual Placements | Appalachian Conservation Corps (appalachiancc.org)). These are paid AmeriCorps internships, with a Segal Education Award upon completion, which can be applied to federal loans or for further education. Our internships range in size from 3-month, summer positions ​– ideal for current students – to year-long positions – ideal for upcoming graduates and alumni.

I’ve highlighted some positions below that might be of interest to your students, alumni or connections:

  • Resource Management and Maintenance IP at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, MD– Work with park staff on maintenance and natural resources field projects.
  • Buffers Assessment IP with Appalachian Conservation Corps in Mount Crawford, VA– Help ACC Watershed Corps assess sites and develop plans for riparian forest buffers.
  • Summer Resource Management and Maintenance IP at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD– Help NPS staff complete a wide variety of field projects.

We are prioritizing candidates commutable to the project site, except for positions with available park housing. Please share with any students or alumni that might be interested and feel free to pass along this email or my contact information. Thank you!

Laura Boaggio

(she/her/hers)

Individual Placement Member Coordinator

Appalachian Conservation Corps

Cell: 540-209-6105

lboaggio@conservationlegacy.org

www.appalachiancc.org

Mount Vernon Gardens and Landscapes Part-time Position Summer 2024

Mount Vernon Gardens and Landscapes Part-time Position Summer 2024

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Horticulture Department has openings for paid summer positions that may have the potential of fulfilling an internship requirement for undergraduates in horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, agriculture, botany, or a related field. These positions offer the chance to gain practical, hands-on horticultural experience at a renowned historic site. Students 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 Estate, including the historic gardens and grounds, the museum, Fred W. Smith Memorial Library landscapes, as well as in the surrounding woods, managing invasive plants. Exposure to adverse weather conditions such as heat and humidity is to be expected, as well as periods of strenuous physical activity. Schedule is a 40-hour week, 6:30am-3:00pm, including one weekend day. Applicants are expected to behave and communicate in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, within the Horticulture department and throughout the Estate, with co-workers, management, and volunteers.

Expected duties include, but are not limited to, assisting gardeners with:

  • Planting, seed sowing, watering, and staking annuals, vegetables, and perennials.
  • Weeding and mulching.
  • Pruning grapes and ornamental vines, shrubs, and fruit trees.
  • Dead-heading and seed collecting of perennials and annuals.
  • Harvesting produce.
  • Invasives control in woods.

Ability to use hand tools and operate mowers, string trimmers, and blowers are a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by March 28th, 2024 to: Leslie Bird, Curator of Historic Gardens and Landscapes at lbird@mountvernon.org

2024 Horticulture Career Fair!

Are you looking for an internship? What about a seasonal job? Or maybe a new career?
Horticulture Club is here to Help!
On Tuesday February 27th from 4pm to 6pm in the HEC Event Center (HEC 203), we will be hosting our annual Horticulture Career Fair!
This is a great opportunity for you to speak with prospective employers, get a sense of jobs in the green industry, and even network with your fellow horticultural professionals!
It is FREE to participate in- and there will be free food!

Seasonal Gardener at Hillwood Estate

Seasonal Gardener I at Hillwood Estate

This would count for your HRT 297 Requirement!

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens has over 13 acres of landscaped gardens and welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year who enjoy our art collection and our gardens. Hillwood is seeking someone passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces to be a part of the horticulture team. Our Horticulture team ensures our gardens meet the high standards of our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and are a welcome place for visitors from all over the world.

The Gardener I will work as a part of a team of horticulture professionals to perform daily duties including, weeding, mulching, planting, mowing and trimming lawns, blowing roads and walkways, leaf and snow removal, fertilizing and watering. In conversation with staff, volunteers and visitors you will use your customer service skills.

This is a seasonal position for 6 weeks, with the possibility of becoming a year-round position. Please view the position description here: https://hillwoodmuseum.org/careers-and-volunteering/seasonal-gardener

Full Description here: Seasonal Gardener I Hillwood 2024 and below. Send your resume to staffing-hort@hillwoodmuseum.org 

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Summer Gardener Positions at Dumbarton Oaks

There are three gardener positions at Dumbarton Oaks this Summer. This would count for the HRT 297 credit requirement!

Full information is here: https://www.doaks.org/about/employment/summer-gardener-temporary-1 

Position Title: Summer Gardener (Temporary)

Supervisor: Director of Gardens and Grounds

Department: Gardens and Grounds

Duration/Hours: 10 weeks/40 hour work week, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pay Rate: $20 per hour

To Apply

This position remains open until filled. Candidates should submit their resume to: HumanResources@doaks.org

Please use the email subject line “Temporary Summer Gardener”

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Groundskeeper- Columbia Gardens Cemetery

Columbia Gardens Cemetery located in Arlington, VA is looking for a groundskeeper! If you’ve taken Anders’ History of Garden Design- you’ll already know that cemeteries are the backbone of Modern American Greenspaces.  Now’s your chance to keep the legacy alive! Columbia Gardens Cemetery is a Level 2 Abroetum that has gardens open to the public as well as an activities center for guests! The job scope includes maintenance, site preparation and installation, and is a year-round opportunity!

Interested Individuals can submit their Resume and other information to Wally Frankland (Grounds
/Quality Control Manager) at: wallyfrankland@gmail.com or call him for questions at 703-459-7326

For More Information about the Cemetery: Visit
https://www.columbiagardenscemetery.org/

Groundskeeper- Columbia Gardens Cemetery

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Gardener- Arlington County Government

Are you almost finished with your degree and looking for an industry-relevant job? A new full-time opportunity is available from Arlington County Parks and Natural Resources! They are looking to hire a full-time gardener to help develop outdoor spaces for community enjoyment! Duties will include maintenance and preservation of historic gardens and public parks and relaying your horticultural knowledge to staff and the public.
This opportunity won’t last long, especially since the posting closes tomorrow at midnight! So don’t wait to apply!

Gardener Arlington County

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/4172044/gardener 

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Flex Gardener- Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

Great news! The Washington National Cathedral has one of the finest ornamental gardens in all of D.C., some might even the country, and they’re looking to hire a flex gardener to help maintain it! This position rotates throughout the gardens assisting zone gardeners as needed, so your days won’t always be the same. This is a full-time position, and includes winter work- so you won’t have to worry about seasonal layoffs! If this is calling your name, don’t hesitate to apply as these positions fill up quickly at this prestigious institution.

Flex Gardener WNC 2023

If you have any questions about the position, contact Adrienne Schopf at aschopf@cathedral.org or the Horticulture Director Sandy Flowers sflowers@cathedral.org

If you’d like to apply for this position Click HERE or copy and paste this address into your web browser https://recruiting.ultipro.com/PRO1003PECF/JobBoard/670a580d-5525-4ac3-8fef-21313bd624d5/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=8e79cd0d-2df2-460b-b986-9933014606f7

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Seasonal Gardener- Kinloch Farms

Are you still looking for a summer position? Are you interested in the wide world of estate gardening? Well then do I have an opportunity for you! Kinloch Farms located in the Plains, VA, is looking for a seasonal gardener! They are also starting to look for a full-time assistant gardener, so if you love the position, you might have the opportunity to stay year-round!

Seasonal Gardener- Kinloch Farms

Kinloch Farms includes a myriad of stylized gardens including, but not limited to, Italianate-styled gardens, walled medieval-style gardens, french inspired allees, kitchen gardens, and fresh-cut flower gardens!

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to August B. Currier at August@canopyinc.net  or call (571)594-8040 for more information

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Flex Gardener- Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

Did you fall in love with the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral while on the Plant Composition Field Trip? Even if you’re not familiar with the beauty of the gardens at Washington national cathedral, you’ll still be interested in an opportunity that just opened up for a Flex Gardener. A Flex Gardener with the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation would report to the Horticulture and Grounds Director and expect to complete tasks including but not limited to maintaining ornamental plantings, recognizing and reporting pests and diseases, and following proper techniques for plant installation. The ‘flex’ in ‘flex gardener’ indicates that you float between areas of responsibility, determining the most pressing garden needs and concentrating on assisting the zone gardener to meet identified needs. This is a full-time position, with a Monday through Friday schedule, and is a year-round position to accommodate events and visitors.

If you’re interested in working in one of the most influential gardens in the DMV area, do not hesitate to apply as the National Cathedral typically gets a high volume of applicants. To apply visit pecf.org. Click on Employment, Opportunities – scroll down to “Click here for PECF Opportunities” to apply.

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