Genesee Country Museum Historic Gardener in Mumford, New York
Position Title: Historic Gardener
Reports to: Head Historic Gardener
Hours: April 1 through October 31 – Seasonal Part-time (generally 16-32 hours/week)
Pay Range: $14.20/hour
Overview of Position: Assist Head Historic Gardener with the general maintenance and upkeep of the Museum’s ornamental and kitchen gardens as well as orchards, the vineyard, greenhouse, and demonstration crop fields.
Assist Head Historic Gardener with all operations of the Museum’s horticultural/agricultural crop displays and greenhouse. (45%)
Transplant, prune, weed, turn soil, plant, irrigate, and harvest vegetable and ornamental gardens throughout the Museum’s Historic Village and maintain selected container plants. (35%)
Work with and direct garden volunteers. (10%)
Assist interpretation department staff with garden needs; ensuring seasonal availability of produce for cooking programs. (5%)
Interpret historic garden work to the visiting public while working; assist in the set up and interpretation of the Horticulture display during the Museum’s annual agricultural fair. (5%)
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the identification of vegetables, ornamental annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs as well as their cultural use.
Clean NYS driver’s license.
Able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including the heat and cold.
Ability to lift, move, use and handle safely a variety of garden tools and equipment ranging from hoes, shovels, and trowels to roto-tillers, wheel barrows and hand trucks as well as power tools such as garden tillers, weed trimmers, hedge trimmers, pole pruner saw, etc.
Ability to stand, kneel and stoop for long periods of time during jobs like weeding, planting and harvesting; possess the ability to climb step ladders.
Must be willing to periodically wear historic attire issued to work in front of the public
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.