Horticulture Internship at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens - Vail, CO

Contact Info
Type: 
Internship
Degree: 
Degree Not Required
Deadline: 
Sun, 02/15/2015

Internship Responsibilities: By working alongside Garden staff, the intern will advance his/her
horticulture and leadership skills
 3 month position, beginning mid-May through August
 Monday – Friday & occasional weekend duties
 Hands-on garden maintenance including irrigation maintenance
 Studyof alpine plants, plant care, design and garden management
 Coordinating and training of garden volunteers
 Assist curatorial intern with identifying and labeling plant collection
 Assist staff with ongoing conservation and research projects
Application Requirements: The right candidate will have a passion for horticulture, public gardens, and leadership.
 Practical experience in gardening required
 Current enrollment or degree in horticulture or related field
 Passion for plants and gardening with a focus on public horticulture
 Candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working in the field of horticulture
 Attention to detail and organization
Housing & Compensation
 $9.00/hr @ 40 hours per week
 Housing assistance is provided close to the Gardens
 Personal vehicle not required but suggested
Application
 Fill out application here at http://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/internship-application-form/
 Send resume and cover letter with 3 references to nick@bettyfordalpinegardens.org or by mail to
183 Gore Creek Dr. suite 7, Vail, CO 81657 or by fax at 970-476-1685
 Application dead line is February 15, 2015