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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.

Working Conditions:

  • 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.