Seasonal employees working in Land Stewardship have the opportunity to work with our staff and volunteers across Longwood Gardens’ 700+ acres of natural lands in the Pennsylvania Piedmont. Typical duties include planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous vegetation; weeding, watering, mulching, and pruning; maintaining trails, managing invasive species, collecting ecological data, interacting with guests, and performing other general land stewardship tasks. Working as a seasonal employee in Land Stewardship is an excellent way to gain experience and improve skills in hands-on land management and ecological restoration as you work with professional technicians in a variety of habitats. Prior land stewardship or horticultural experience preferred, as is experience with string trimmers and utility vehicles; we will also train motivated individuals.
Length of employment is flexible, from May-June through August-October, with occasional weekend work required. Seasonal employees in Land Stewardship must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions. To operate vehicles and equipment, applicants must be at least eighteen years old with a valid driverÃfÂ¢Ã’ÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license. Review of applications begins immediately.