Assistant Horticulturist

Duke Gardens is seeking an assistant horticulturist to perform duties involved in the production and care of plants, including soil conditioning, planting, propagating, pruning, weeding, watering and practicing integrated pest management. Candidates must be able to operate and maintain a variety of mechanical equipment, including tractors, mowers, blowers, string trimmers and other specialized garden tools. Assistant horticulturists may also lead educational programming and give tours.

The position requires knowledge of horticulture normally acquired through a two-year associate degree in horticulture or related field, or two years of post-secondary education in horticulture or a related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Candidate must possess or be able to possess a North Carolina driver’s license and be able to obtain a North Carolina pesticide applicator’s license.

This is a full-time hourly position and is eligible for Duke benefits.

Duke Gardens is a dynamic 55-acre public display garden, centrally located on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C. Dedicated in 1939, Duke Gardens welcomes more than  600,000 visitors per year.  The gardens are maintained by 17 full-time horticultural staff members and are divided into four main sections: the Doris Duke Center Gardens, Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, Historic Gardens, and Blomquist Garden of Native Plants.

A full job description and information on how to apply through Duke HR is available online at https://careers.duke.edu. Enter the job requisition number 121131 in the search box.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Please read Duke Gardens' Diversity and Inclusion Statement.