July 19th: Organic Gardening Maintenance Crew Member at Natureworks

This is a unique opportunity for the right person who loves organic gardening and serious horticulture to join a prestigious company that has been landscaping organically for 36 years. For this part time position, we’re looking for a person who enjoys working with plants in a garden setting. This person would be joining a team of highly experienced gardeners who work well together to maintain many beautiful gardens, including shoreline and island properties. This seasonal position runs from March through November, depending on the weather. Hours would be Monday and Tuesday each week, 6:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., with the occasional opportunity for additional days. Once trained, a successful candidate will be eligible for a full time position. Prior knowledge of ORGANIC gardening, and hand pruning of ornamental shrubs is welcome but not necessary. Experience with perennials and specialty annuals and knowledge of weed identification is a plus. More importantly, candidates must be willing to learn on the job, and have the ability to work both independently (with some direction), and as part of a team. Physical requirements include the ability to carry 50 pounds, bending, kneeling, or squatting for long periods of time, and the willingness to work in rain or shine. Benefits offered after one year of employment, include vacation days, sick days, health insurance contribution, and a Simple IRA pension plan. Benefit levels are based on number of hours worked per week. Free workshops are offered to all employees, and training is offered for NOFA Organic Landcare and CT Accredited Nursery Professional (CNLA) once you become a permanent employee. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, the ability to follow directions well, and love working outdoors with nature. If you are an energetic, detail oriented person, who would like to seriously advance your knowledge and skill level in the world of organic horticulture, *apply in person today. *


518 Forest Rd.

Northford CT 06472


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