Reeves-Reed Arboretum is now accepting applications for a Horticultural Intern for the Spring 2014 term. Through hands-on horticultural work, the Intern will learn the fundamentals of display horticulture and landscape maintenance in a public-garden environment that will prepare them for careers in public horticulture and related fields.
Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to working in the field of horticulture, be able to lift and carry 40 lbs., and perform manual work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. This position is offered February – April, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with occasional weekend duties. Start and end dates are flexible. No financial compensation is offered for this position. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is pleased to work with the intern's educational institution to provide documentation of internship status for academic credit.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum:
The only arboretum in Union County, NJ, Reeves-Reed Arboretum encompasses 13.5 acres of historic gardens, horticultural displays, and natural woodland and meadow areas. Originally established as a private estate in 1889, the Arboretum opened its doors to the public in 1974 and is listed on both the National and NJ State Registers of Historic Places. Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Deb Wiles, Director of Horticulture