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Job Posting ID# 65121


Employer Information

Name:
Friends of Stewart Park
Address Line 1:
120 Brindley St. Suite 4
Address Line 2:
City:
Ithaca
State:
NY
Postal Code:
14850

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Rick Manning
Contact Title:
Telephone Number:
607-319-4766
Telephone Extension:
Email:
rick@friendsofstewartpark.org

Job Specifics

Term:
Continuous / All Terms
Worksite:
Most of this position will be on-sight outside in Stewart Park and along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. Administrative aspects of the position can be done at the FSP office or from home.

Transportation: TCAT Routes 13, 36
Region:
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Title:
Waterfront Trail and Park Horticulturist
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Supervisor:
Rick Manning
Job Description:
Friends of Stewart Park is a nonprofit organization celebrating and revitalizing Ithaca’s most popular lakeside park and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. Friends of Stewart Park employs students in a variety of positions, and many Cornell students have gained valuable and rewarding work experience unique to their skills and interests while helping support one of the community’s favorite destinations. Stewart Park is conveniently located less than 2 miles from Cornell University on TCAT routes 13 and 36. Federal Work Study is REQUIRED for this position.

The Trail and Park Horticulturist mostly self-directed position on-site, outdoors in Stewart Park.

Project Responsibilities: The Trail and Park Horticulturist will weed and prune in designated landscaping areas, prune invasive shrubs, trim lower hanging branches, and generally make Stewart Park and the Cayuga Waterfront trail look beautiful. The employee may also be asked to participate at in-park work events such as cleanups, parties or festivals. The successful candidate will also passively collect park and trail user data through observation.
Qualifications:
• Self-motivated and directed
• Gardening experience
• Knowledge of or ability to learn plant varietals
• Ability to lift/carry under 50 lbs.
• Ability to kneel, sit, squat, and bend down for extended periods

Pay rate is $15.50-17.50 depending on experience.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Qualifications:
• Self-motivated and directed
• Gardening experience
• Knowledge of or ability to learn plant varietals
• Ability to lift/carry under 50 lbs.
• Ability to kneel, sit, squat, and bend down for extended periods
Work Schedule:
To be determined, flexible schedule.
Weekly Hours:
8-15
FWS Required:
Yes
Number of Positions Available:
2
How to Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to Rick Manning at rick@friendsofstewartpark.org.
Paid:
Yes
Wage:
15.50
Employment Start Date:
01/23/2023
Employment End Date:
05/21/2023

Career Field Information

Career Field:
Horticulture/Nursery
Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
Career Field:
Landscape Architecture