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Student Gardener 2
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Job ID 5596
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 2
Employer UT Gardens
Date Posted Aug 07, 2023
Category Gardening/Maintenance
Job Description

Duties include: weeding, watering, mulching, transplanting; leaf-blowing, weed-trimming and other duties that may be assigned within the scope of gardens and research greenhouse operations. Students applying for this position will have the extra responsibiliy of being assigned special projects and advanced training in the use of power equipment.  Students will consult with Gardens horticulture staff to receive training and direction though students should be self-initiating under minimal supervision. Training and experience with mowers, trimmers, heavy machinery and various hand tools will be provided. Special projects will be assigned based on student interest and garden needs. 

Recognized in 2013 as the official botanical gardens of the state of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Gardens are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The gardens showcase and evaluate thousands of annuals, perennials, herbs, tropical plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables and ornamental grasses each year. The gardens are open during all seasons and are free to the public. Work Study Student Gardeners will assist the UT Gardens greenhouse and garden staff in maintaining the UT Gardens.

Job Requirements

Students must maintain a regular schedule. Some weekend work may be required. Generally, student availability should be in a minimum of two-hour time blocks, between the hours of 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to work outdoors in heat, humidity, rain, cold and dust is required. The ability to work in teams and independently is required. Good communication skills are required. Applicants applying for this position must have a minimum of 6 months experience working in horticulture or a closely related field.

Evaluation Procedure

Students are evaluated on job performance and output with suggestions for improvement in verbal communication, as needed. Disciplinary measures for tardiness or gross negligence are by verbal and written communication, as needed.

Available Openings 2
Hours 10.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.50/hour
Time Frame All Year
Contact Name Holly S Jones
Contact Email
Work Location 2518 Jacob Dr Knoxville TN 37996
Phone 8659749266
Fax N/A

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