Part-Time Seasonal Horticulturalist at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Part-Time Seasonal Horticulturalist

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title

Part-Time Seasonal Horticulturalist

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects and powerful stories that emerge from its extraordinary expeditions across the world. Discover the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the kings of ancient Egypt; from prehistoric Mexico to the lives of Native American communities today. Experience the mystery of the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human history.

Job Description

* Up to Twice weekly check on 8 garden beds to maintain the health and beauty of the plantings. Weeding, watering, staking, fertilizing, planting, and harvesting, as needed to ensure that they stay looking fresh and healthy. Diagnose any potential health issues of plants when possible.

* Share weekly report of notes and photos with Lead Gardener at Bartram's Garden. Report on any health issues of plants in the gardens.

*Occasional phone check in with Lead Gardener at Bartram's Garden for planning purposes, as needed.

Schedule and Compensation

Four hours Mondays and four hours Fridays as needed, not to exceed 8 hours a week. Early June until the end of October 2023.

Pay Range: $15- $20 hourly


  • Prior relevant horticultural experience and/or candidates currently seeking horticultural degree/certifications are preferred.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to perform physical tasks in all temperature and weather conditions. Kneeling, squatting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time and on uneven ground will be required.

  • Ability to send digital photos and emails and make phone calls.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

University Museum

Pay Range

$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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