FT Nursery Associate- Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello

By December 21, 2019Job Opportunities

Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture, growing heirloom and unique crops, stewarding land and American history?

Perhaps you care deeply about historic and native plants, and producing a diverse array of quality ornamental and edible crops with a story for appreciative customers across the United States?

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia has two FT positions available in 2020, one at its Monticello Center for Food & Farming and the other at its Center for Historic Plants. Both of these positions are based at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm, located 2 miles down the parkway from Monticello. Positions open for application until January 19th, 2020.

Come join our team as we expand our efforts to create a national model for diversified agriculture and work towards educating the public about the horticultural legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved communities at Monticello. Diverse applicants encouraged to apply.

FT Nursery Associate- Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello (Charlottesville, VA). Job link.

Monticello seeks a full-time Nursery Associate to work at the Center for Historic Plants, located at Tufton Farm. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of cultural requirements for a wide range of plant species and experience with horticultural techniques including plant propagation, transplanting and watering of nursery stock.  Maintenance of our display gardens, including weeding, mowing, and using power equipment is required. Working outside in all weather conditions, transporting nursery stock, and lifting upwards of 50 lbs. are essential functions of this position.  Applicant must have flexibility in their schedule, to include some weekend work, including watering nursery plants and participating in public sales. A background in nursery sales, strong communication abilities and a passion for plants are all desirable qualities in an applicant.  Relevant horticulture course work and/or college experience is a plus.  This is a full-time position and includes our complete benefit package: subsidized medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) retirement account eligibility after one year of service, etc. Please apply by January 19, 2020.