Summer Greenhouse Internship

Texas City, TEXAS | about 1 month

Job Summary

- Posted on 12 Feb 2020

Job Description


Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Rebecca Turk

100 New Zion Rd
Lake City, SC 29560

Phone: 8432107588

Email: rturk@moorefarmsbg.org

Web site: http://www.moorefarmsbg.org

Description:

The greenhouse intern will work with the Production Specialists in the daily care of the greenhouse facilities, nursery, plant database and collections. They will learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined greenhouse skills, utilizing the database system and collection management. Work will include different types of propagation, seed and cutting collection, inventory and other general greenhouse tasks. In addition to regular greehouse duties, each intern will be assigned an independent project to complete. Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a non-profit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat. When offered: 3-4 month summer internship for 2020 Locations(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560 Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is provided in a fully-furnished house with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges and trips will be arranged with local gardens. A paid, out of state trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities. Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.

Preferred Experience and Education:

We are seeking students who are passionate about greenhouse management, horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to lift 50 lbs., willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, and a valid driver’s license are required. The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to work along staff in every aspect of the greenhouse and garden to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany, biology, plant sciences, landscape architecture and agriculture.


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