Seasonal Gardener

Seasonal Gardener
Organization Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2020

Seeking a passionate, committed Seasonal Gardener to perform seasonal manual labor and care
of formal and informal gardens and landscapes throughout the park system; such as Lyndale
Park encompassing 5 distinctive gardens (the Rose Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden,
Annual/Perennial Garden, Perennial Trial Garden and the Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden);
Minnehaha Falls Regional Park including Longfellow Gardens and the Pergola Garden; and
gardens in North and Northeast Minneapolis.

Position is temporary with an expected duration from approximately mid-April through mid-
October, weather dependent. Hours/days vary throughout season, dependent upon garden
needs; 40 hours per week. May include weekends. Regular attendance at work is expected.

What You’ll Do:
Maintain existing plant collections and surrounding turf
Plant herbaceous and woody plant species in a variety of sites
Provide daily care of garden/landscape areas using best management practices, including
weed control and irrigation
Assist and may take direction from full-time Gardeners pertaining to daily care and garden
Assist with volunteer events, special projects and programs
Assist Parkkeepers with daily assignments
Assist MPRB in identifying and addressing the park and recreation needs of underserved
and under-represented communities.

Need to Have:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Must be at least 18 years old.
Coursework in one of the following disciplines: horticultural sciences, ecology, natural
resources, botany, landscape architecture, earth sciences, or biology
Valid driver’s license

Nice to Have:
Previous experience working with public preferred
Previous experience working with volunteers preferred.

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To apply for this seasonal certified position, applicants must complete an online application with supplemental questions at This position is open until filled.