Horticulturist Internship

Location: Holland, MI
Deadline: April 1, 2014

About Us:

We have over 30 acres of cultivated gardens, two greenhouses, many combination pots and hanging baskets and over 90 varieties of trees and shrubs. The intern will help maintain gardens working with staff and volunteers.

Position Available:

April – October

Salary:

$10.00 / Hr.

Hours can vary: 25-40 hours weekly as desired. Occasional weekend watering as needed. Possible assistance in finding summer housing if not from the west Michigan area.

Job Description:

Shared responsibility for the planting and maintenance of all perennial/annual beds and container plantings on the property. Pruning shrubs and trees as needed. Planting tulips in the autumn if intern desires. Use of power tools and mowing if needed.

Requirements:

Proven prior experience with horticulture background preferred. Some knowledge with interest in learning more about annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must be available to work both weekdays and occasional weekends. Interns must be available a minimum of 30-40 hours a week for 12 weeks, and are subject to a criminal background check and physical. The internship can be extended up to 6 months.

Send Resume To:

Ad Vanden Akker

1 Lincoln Ave.

Holland MI 49423

a.vandenakker@cityofholland.com

616-355-1031