Boldman House Garden Assistant Job Description
THE BOLDMAN HOUSE MUSEUM MISSION:
The mission of the Boldman House Museum and Garden is to bring life to the family home of Gladys M. Boldman through restoration, conservation, interpretation, and education.
ABOUT THE GARDEN:
The Boldman House Museum Garden is first and foremost an instructional garden, with a mission to teach visitors about plant identification and gardening practices. The layout of the garden was carefully designed in 2002 by Frederick J. Lighter of Seattle’s Education and Environmental Consulting. The garden was designed to have areas of interest all summer long. Most plants selected are documented to be heirloom plant species introduced into American gardens prior to 1910.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Garden Assistant’s primary responsibility is maintenance and upkeep of the Boldman House Garden under the direction of the Boldman House Garden Committee volunteers.
The Garden Assistant will work an average of 6 hours per week during the growing season. The Garden Assistant must be able to work independently on tasks given by the Garden Committee. They must be available to meet frequently with the Garden Committee. Working during our regular Wednesday morning work day is highly desirable.
This is a seasonal opportunity. The Garden Assistant will work March until the garden is cleaned up for winter, around the first week of October.
RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
We seek a Garden Assistant who is inspired by our mission, with excellent people skills, including the ability to relate to others, strong communication skills, patience with others, and active listening skills.
This position is a physically active position. The Garden Assistant must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, to bend at the knees and hips, and to lift at least 30 lbs. They must also be able to physically exert themselves for at least 3 hours, using heavy garden implements such as shovels and cultivators.
$15/Hour, 6 hours per week, March-October.
Applications are available HERE.
Please submit application and letter of interest detailing your qualifications for the position to Amy Rosenberg at [email protected].