Greenhouse Intern

Location: Lake City, SC
Deadline: April 30, 2017

The greenhouse intern will work with the Production Coordinator and Grower in the daily care of the greenhouse facilities, nursery, plant database and collections. They will learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined greenhouse skills, utilizing the database system and collection management. Work will include different types of propagation, seed and cutting collection, inventory and other general greenhouse tasks.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established 14 years ago and includes a vegetable garden, formal garden, green roof, pond gardens, formal shrub borders, muscadine vineyard, and much more. The greenhouse/nursery is top notch controlled by an ARGUS system. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat.

Desired qualifications:

We are seeking students who are passionate about greenhouse management, horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to lift 50 lbs., willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, and a valid driver’s license are required.

The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to work along staff in every aspect of the greenhouse and garden to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany, biology, plant sciences, landscape architecture and agriculture.

When offered: 3-4 month summer internship is available for 2017

Locations(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Compensation and incentives: On-site housing in a cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Interns receive a stipend of $1800 per month. Work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens like Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, JC Raulston Arboretum, Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden and Brookgreen Gardens. A paid, out of state field trip is planned to provide experience of different regions and for professional networking opportunities.

Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Via E-mail:
Rebecca Turk
Education and Events Manager
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Email: rturk@moorefarmsbg.org
Phone: (843) 373-8068

Please state interest in the greenhouse internship in the cover letter and desired internship duration/start date. The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day greenhouse operations at a botanical garden, to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org