Brookwood Garden Manager Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Brookwood Garden Manager Internship
LOCATION: Cooperstown, New York
DATE PREPARED: January 2016
Responsibilities: The Brookwood Garden Intern is primarily responsible for caring for the historically and culturally significant
gardens of Brookwood Point. The Intern will assist in the management of the site’s trails and general site monitoring, the coordination
of events held at Brookwood and interfacing with local organizations who have an interest pertaining to Brookwood. The Intern works
closely with all members of our team, including staff and board members, and reports to the Outreach Coordinator. The Intern
interacts frequently with garden visitors, volunteers and service vendors. As do all members of OLT’s staff, the Intern pitches in with
tasks outside his or her specific position requirements when the demands of a small organization require it.
Preferred Skills:
*OLT considers this internship an educational position. While we prefer a base of experience in the following, we intend to actively
participate in the educational process that will facilitate an intern’s acquisition of these skills.
 Knowledge of the plant species and cultural requirements of the plants in the gardens, including their nomenclature and
 Use the proper organic gardening practices in keeping with the organization’s conservation ethics and values.
 Have a basic knowledge of the principles of irrigation and how to apply them.
 Knowledge how to manage an internet blog, specifically Word Press.
 Ability to communicate effectively and positively with site vendors, visitors and volunteers.
 Knowledge of light duty hardscape landscape construction and implementation.
 Assist in the coordination of events held on site.
 Ability to give public presentations about his/her work to inquiring groups.
 Experience with composting.
Necessary Qualifications
 Currently enrolled in or have completed a formal horticultural education program.
 At least one season of Horticultural/Landscape field work experience.
 Proven ability to work productively and efficiently with little supervision in a fairly remote location.
 Current drivers license with acceptable record.
 Physical endurance to work outdoors for extended periods of time, to tolerate all weather conditions and to lift 40+ pounds.
 Willingness to follow safe work practices and work in areas with the potential for Lyme disease.
 Strong commitment to conservation of biological diversity, working lands and natural areas.
The internship schedule is to begin between May 16th and May 30th depending on the intern’s college schedule and will conclude in
mid/late August.
The intern will be paid at the rate of $10/hour.
For additional information, contact Sara Scheeren at [email protected] or (607) 547-2366.
Resumes may be sent to [email protected] or t o Otsego Land Trust, P.O. Box 173, Cooperstown, New York 13326.
Applications must be received by March 15th, 2016 for consideration.
Otsego Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, skill, efforts, or working conditions.