Part-time Assistant Horticulturist

Position Title: Assistant Horticulturist (20 hrs/week)
Department: Horticulture
Reports To: Senior Horticulturist & Manager of Display Gardens
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Revision Date: 10/06/17

Principle Function:

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an immediate opening for a part-time Assistant Horticulturist.  This position requires hands-on gardening responsibilities for sun and shade situations and will report to both Sr. Horticulturist and the Manager of Display Gardens.

General Responsibilities:

  • General garden maintenance
  • General weed removal
  • Recognition of plant nutrition deficiencies
  • Recognition of pest infestation and damage
  • Plant transplantation
  • Planting and removal of plants
  • General garden watering needs
  • Serve as a horticultural resource for the Garden
  • Work on special projects as assigned


  • Must be able to sustain moderate physical exertion with full range of body motion for lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate hand and power garden equipment
  • Ability to apply herbicides with supervision
  • Previous experience working with the public a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Fluency in English
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions

Education:  Associate Degree in horticulture, botany or related field or two years of hands-on professional gardening experience.


The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.

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