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Strawbery Banke Museum - Seasonal Gardener (Portsmouth, NH)

  • 15 Jan 2019 2:13 PM
    Message # 7002971

    Job title

    Seasonal Gardener

    Reports to

    Curator of Historic Landscapes


    Part-time, 1 weekend day/week (7.5 hours),
    May 1 – October 31, Nonexempt


    Hourly: $9/hour

    Job purpose

    The Seasonal Gardener maintains period and teaching gardens, interpreting four centuries of garden and landscape history. She/he engages with the general public and works closely with volunteers within the museum landscape, with a focus on garden preservation and maintenance processes.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Maintain the gardens and general landscape at the museum using historic and modern horticultural practices 
    • Lead daily interpretive garden tours; educate and engage with museum visitors
    • Assist with the organization of garden roleplayers, interns, and volunteers
    • Work independently to complete tasks as directed


    • Educational background in horticulture, botany, farming, or related field
    • Experience with garden/landscape preservation and education, preferably in a nonprofit or museum setting
    • Knowledge of and ability to identify native New England plants
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Positive attitude and ability to interact with audiences of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds
    • Enthusiasm and passion for community outreach, education, gardening, and garden/landscape preservation

    Working conditions

    The part-time, seasonal schedule is 7.5 hours on Sundays, from May through October. Occasional evening and other hours may be required for special events.

    Physical requirements

    Must be physically fit. Work entails moving around the 9-acre site, with extended periods outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Direct reports


    Application Instructions

    For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to horticulture@sbmuseum.org.  Please reference the job title in the subject line.

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