Careers and Volunteering


Our Horticulture team ensures our gardens meet the high standards of our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and are a welcome place for visitors from all over the world. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens has over 13-acres of landscaped gardens and welcomes around 100,000 visitors a year who enjoy our art collection and garden rooms. Hillwood is seeking a passionate Gardener join our horticulture team.

The Gardener will work as a part of a team of horticulture professionals to perform daily duties including, weeding, mulching, planting, mowing and trimming lawns, blowing roads and walkways, leaf and snow removal, fertilizing and watering. In conversation with staff, volunteers and visitors you will use your customer service skills.

As someone who has worked as part of a high-performing team, you know how important communication, timeliness and attention to details is. You have worked with power equipment such as lawn mowers, blowers and string trimmers. You are passionate about bringing your enthusiasm for gardening to the next level or you are looking to starting your professional horticulture career in a public garden setting.

Read the full position description HERE

About Us:
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is deeply committed to fostering a positive, inclusive and engaging workplace where all voices are heard and where staff and visitors of all backgrounds can be inspired by the life of our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post.

We Offer:

  • A fabulous work culture that inspires your best work.
  • Flexibility with a hybrid work environment.
  • Support for career development with internal and external opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Our most popular medical plan has an upfront deductible of $1,500 per year for a single coverage and $3,000 per year for dependent/family coverage with a Health Savings Account (HSA) tied to the plan.
    • Hillwood will contribute up to $1500 annually into your HSA if you elect single coverage or up to $3000 annually if you elect dependent/family coverage for the 2022 plan year prorated based on the effective month of your coverage.
    • Employee contribution rates for medical plans are based on the coverage level selected at the employee’s base annualized salary. Essentially, those with higher salaries pay more for their medical coverage. The maximum employee contribution is $170 per biweekly payroll, most employees pay much less for medical insurance.
  • Retirement Savings Plan. Hillwood matches up to 3% with a discretionary match (up to 2% or more). The Hillwood contribution is 100% vested upon reaching three years of service.
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment, short & long term insurance at no cost to the employee.
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care.
  • Metro commuter benefits of up to $100 per month or free on-site parking.
  • Best in class paid time off – new hires accrue up to 3 weeks of vacation during the calendar year, new hires also receive 80 hours of paid sick leave each year and 11 paid holidays.
  • Mental wellness support.
  • Discounts in the shop and Merriweather Café.
  • Free admission to the museum and festival days.

Application Process:
Hillwood is seeking applicants from all backgrounds and educational levels to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color and people with marginalized identities to apply for open positions. We strive to make the hiring process as accessible as possible. Please do not hesitate to share what will make the process best for you. We cannot guarantee all accommodations; our team will make accommodations where possible with sufficient notice. When sending your resume to please let us know of any accommodations you may find helpful while engaging in our process.

This position is compensated at $22.50/hour. Please visit our website for more information on this and other career opportunities.

Hillwood requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The most recent booster recommended by the CDC is the updated bivalent booster to be taken at least two months after the second primary series dose or last booster.

Applicants who have qualifying medical conditions or who have a sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption from the vaccination policy. Exemptions are determined on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with applicable law. Any medical information concerning an applicant’s disability will be treated as a confidential medical record in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.