Seasonal Gardener

Department: Horticulture

Reports to: Garden Supervisor

Classification: Hourly, Part-time, Seasonal

Job Overview: The Seasonal Gardener provides a positive transformative guest experience by assisting Kingwood’s gardening staff in fostering their garden areas. This includes assisting in planting, weeding, mulching, watering as well as interacting with the public and volunteers as they visit the garden. The seasonal gardener will work on rotation with regular garden staff in providing weekend coverage of plant needs in the garden.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out typical garden tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, pruning, deadheading, and mulching
  • Operate necessary equipment, such as blowers, tillers, and utility vehicles
  • Utilize garden tools and perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions
  • Work independently while being productive and making efficient use of time
  • Always work with gardening safety and best practices in mind
  • Provide positive guest engagement through informal interactions with the public
  • Work alongside volunteers to provide garden care
  • Continue to build and advance personal gardening knowledge
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Regularly lift 35 to 50 pounds
  • Bend or stoop for extended periods of time
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to work interpedently or under supervision while being productive and making efficient use of time
  • Maintain a positive attitude to foster a productive and welcoming environment for staff and guests
  • Detail focused


  • A minimum of 1 year of horticulture, gardening, or other related experience preferred
  • Other combinations of education/experience appropriate to the job will be considered
  • Knowledge of plants, gardens, and gardening practices
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must pass drug test

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