This 6-month intern will work with the Director of Education and Events and the Youth and Outreach Coordinator. He or she will obtain experience in the planning and implementation of summer youth camps, school field trips, family programs, outreach opportunities, adult classes, events and tours.
The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, focusing predominately on the education aspect. We also strive to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for public horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org.
Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas.
When offered: 6-month internship for 2018 (Internship duration: March/April – August/September)
Location(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is provided in a fully-furnished cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens such as Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden and the JC Raulston Arboretum. A paid, out of state field trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.
Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.
This intern will assist in all youth and adult education programs including camps, family programs, tours, field trips, adult classes and outreach. Supervision of the Seasonal Educator will also occur on specific projects and programs. With instruction from the Education staff, this intern will create, design, plan and teach a field trip and adult class or family program.
We are seeking an intern who is passionate about educating the community on horticulture and gardening and has a strong willingness to learn. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work independently in a fast paced environment and have a valid driver’s license.
This internship is intended to allow self-motivated juniors, seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students to explore an education career in a botanical garden.
Preferred majors include: Education, environmental science, horticulture, forestry and biology.
Submit a cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to:
Director of Education and Events
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Phone: (843) 210-7582