Thursday, January 10, 2013

HORT internships in Oyster Bay, NY!

is a spectacular 409-acre public garden located on the north shore of Long Island. Our former Gold Coast estate features specimen trees, ornamental shrubs, herbaceous plantings, 1 acre of display and production greenhouses, historic buildings and a 65 room Tudor revival mansion. The arboretum features one of the most comprehensive woody plant collections in the Northeast.

Grounds Maintenance:
Number Available: 6
Application Deadline: April 1st , 2013
Duration: 10-12 weeks
Compensation: $10.57/hr plus housing
Greenhouse Intern: 1
Application Deadline: February 1st , 2013
Duration: Flexible Starting Date, 6 Month duration
Compensation: $10.57/hr plus housing
Housing: Each student is assigned a room in our dormitory complex located in the beautiful Haybarn. Amenities include heating and air conditioning, a common kitchen, lounge, cable television, and a washer and dryer.
Contact: Vincent Simeone, Director
Telephone: 516-922-8601
Fax: 516-922-8610

Send a letter of intent to us stating why you are interested in applying for the internship. The application form and information packet will then be provided. Completed applications should include official transcripts, a resume, and three letters of reference.
Grounds maintenance interns need a passion for working in a public garden and flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks. They will receive practical, hands-on experience in all phases of maintenance, landscape design and enhancement of a diverse collection of horticultural plant collections within the 409 acre arboretum, as well as classroom/academic instruction.
Greenhouse intern will work closely with the greenhouse curators to maintain and enhance nearly 2 acres of tropical greenhouse collections including economic plants, orchids, cacti and succulents, houseplants, camellias and seasonal displays. In addition, the intern will assist with maintaining and developing new collections such as a Vireya Rhododendron collection.
Planting Fields is an intact historic estate designed by the Olmsted Brothers. It is an active arboretum with many unusual greenhouse and hardy plant collections. General duties will include planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, growing and propagation and garden renovation.
Other Information: The interns will also help to maintain and enhance many special gardens such as the Dwarf Conifer Garden, Hydrangea Garden, Woodland Garden, Synoptic Garden, Rhododendron Collection and Formal Gardens. All interns are invited to participate in near-weekly educational field trips to private and public gardens, nurseries and growers on Long Island and the surrounding areas.

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