Careers and Volunteering

Seasonal Gardener

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens has over 13 acres of landscaped gardens and welcomes over 100,000 visitors who enjoy our art collection and gardens a year. Hillwood is seeking someone passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces to be a part of the horticulture team. 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.

The Gardener I 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 detail. You have worked with power equipment such as lawnmowers, blowers, and string trimmers. You are passionate about bringing your enthusiasm for gardening to the next level or looking to start your professional horticulture career in a public garden setting.

This is a seasonal position for 6 weeks, with the possibility of becoming a year-round position. Please view the 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

Application Process:

Send your resume to 

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.

This position is compensated at $22.50/hour.


  • Perform garden, grounds, and greenhouse tasks including watering, mulching, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, and general garden maintenance 
  • Safe operation of power tools such as walk-behind lawn mowers, blowers, tillers, trimmers, etc.
  • Proper use of hand tools such as saws, pruners, rakes, and shovels


  • Ability to operate equipment and lift 50 pounds
  • Demonstrated safe use of common garden power and hand tools
  • Experience with common gardening tasks and general knowledge of plant maintenance

We Offer:

  • A fabulous work culture to inspire your best work.
  • Flexibility with a seasonal schedule.
  • Mental wellness support.
  • Discounts in the shop and Hillwood café.
  • Free admission to the museum. 

Job Type: Full-time Seasonal

Salary: $22.50 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Some weekends

Work Location: In person