Seasonal Gardener, Landscape Operations (Boston, MA)

Application Deadline


Boston , Massachusetts

This Seasonal Gardener (Landscape Operations) position is a six-month term appointment starting spring 2023. The successful candidate will join the Arboretum’s Horticulture Department in the stewardship of North America’s oldest public arboretum.

The Seasonal Gardeners work alongside fellow members of the Arboretum’s Landscape Operations Team responsible for mowing, string trimming, and related turf and equipment maintenance; irrigation system installation and maintenance; litter management; and other landscape operation and construction tasks as needed. Secondary responsibilities include meadow management and trail installation and upkeep. 

The Arboretum seeks a dynamic and diverse group of individuals to fill seasonal positions and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply.

Hourly wage: $21.00; 40 hrs./week; Benefits Eligible Position. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Assist Landscape staff members with various tasks including:

  • Mowing, string trimming, and leaf clean-up
  • Weeding, mulching, and brush chipping
  • Litter management
  • Operation and maintenance of various equipment
  • Hardscape and infrastructure maintenance tasks including irrigation, drainage, paths, and other landscape maintenance and construction projects as needed
  • Related job duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

A minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of horticulture or a related field. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and D.O.T. Medical Examiner’s Certificate as part of the pre-hiring process. Must be able to perform manual labor, including frequent lifting/carrying/transporting loads up to 50 lbs. Required to work in all weather conditions in all seasons and essential staff for weather-related emergencies impacting the grounds.

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