Do you want to work for an organization that is committed to community, innovation, and excellence? If so, see what opportunities are available at Filoli Historic House and Garden.
Filoli is looking for talented candidates to join our dedicated Education Department. The School Program Interpretive staff will lead elementary school students on 2-hour field trips at the House, Garden, and Nature Preserve, and coordinate with school program volunteers. Filoli’s School Program Interpretive staff will do more than deliver information – they will encourage students to explore, discover, inquire, and reflect, all in the unique setting of a formal garden, historic house, and nature preserve. The ability to interpret the nature, garden, and history of Filoli for children, adaptability, and strong interpersonal skills are important traits for members of the School Programs Interpretive team. The typical schedule for academic year shifts will be 9:00am-12:30pm and an average of 2-4 days per week, Tuesday-Friday. Additional summer and holiday season hours may be available.
Required training dates: July 26, 31, August 7, 14, 15 (9:30am-3:00pm) In addition to these required training dates, School Program Interpreters will complete approximately 40 hours of online training in August. Online training dates and hours are flexible. All training time is paid.
Come and join our Filoli team! This position is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in a hands-on experience with the daily activities of interpreting an early twentieth century historic house museum. With nearly 200,000 visitors per year, roughly 90% of our visitors choose to take a self-guided tour of the House and Gardens. A front of house position, the Interpretation Specialist directly interacts with our visitors as they tour the home answering questions and sharing stories of the families. The position works directly with the Lead Interpreter, and a diverse group of volunteer docents (Guided, Self-Guided, Self-Guided Docent Assistants, and Jr. Ambassadors) focused on interpreting the story of our historic home and estate.
This is a full time, benefit eligible position. Depending on candidate experience, the rate of pay will be $15.00 to $16.00 per hour. The schedule will require some weekends and evenings so flexibility to meet the needs of the organization is important. Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
Come and join our Filoli team of committed professionals dedicated to achieving high horticultural standards while honoring historic preservation. The Assistant Horticulturist works under the direct supervision of the Area Lead Horticulturist. This position is responsible for providing care, maintenance and protection of Filoli’s gardens and grounds including: historic and ornamental plant collections, hardscaping and structures, and tools and equipment. Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
The program is designed for students studying horticulture, public garden management, landscape maintenance and landscape architecture. Both current students and recent graduates are eligible for the program. Rotate throughout the 16–acre formal garden working two weeks in each area, including the greenhouse area, under the direct supervision of a lead horticulturist. Interns are taught techniques of planting, watering, hedging, fertilizing, mowing, pruning, etc. They are also taught to operate power equipment, use hand tools, and are required to learn garden and greenhouse plants, weeds and native plants. They are tested on these subjects at the end of the program. Interns (10 weeks) and apprentices (6 months) are $13.50 per hour and may earn college credit.
Winter10- week: 1/8 – 3/166- month: 1/8 – 7/13Spring10- week: 3/26 – 6/8
6- month: 3/26 – 9/28Summer10- week: 6/18 – 8/24 6- month: 6/18 – 12/21Fall10- week: 9/10 – 11/16 6- month: 9/10 – 3/15/2019
Apprentice applicants must demonstrate a deeper commitment to horticultural maintenance training by having prior internship(s) experience at another public garden, or significant hands-on horticultural work experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete a program Application and submit with items listed below.
Cover letter, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Please state the preferred program schedule.
The procedures are the same as for the intern application. Please state the preferred program schedule. Apprentices must have completed at least one internship at another public garden or have significant hands-on horticultural work experience. Apprentices are required to do an independent project, after completing a ten-week training program (equivalent to the internship program), in addition to rotating throughout the garden areas a second time.
Deadline for Application
We receive and process applications for the garden internship and apprenticeship programs year-round. Since we have a limited number of spaces for each program, we recommend that students apply at least one month before the start date of the internship/apprenticeship. Our summer program is the most competitive and applications should be submitted by May 1 at the latest. Early applications will receive earlier consideration. Later applications are permitted, but the program sometimes fills before the deadline.
International Applicants for Garden Internships and Apprenticeships
International applicants must submit an application, while simultaneously applying through an international exchange program like Cultural Homestay International (www.chinet.org). Applications must be received six months prior to the program of interest.
Internship and Apprentice Program Brochure
Sample Training Plan
Winter Intern Learning Opportunities
Spring Intern Learning Opportunities
Summer Intern Learning Opportunities
Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join our dedicated team. This position is responsible for providing all visitors with an exceptional experience. The position requires significant interaction with visitors, volunteers and staff, while working in a very busy, multi-faceted office environment as well as spending time in the garden and house. This is a regular part time position that is scheduled flexibly to meet business needs with average weekly requirement up to 22 hours. Some evenings and weekends are required for this position. Starting hourly rate is $13.50. Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
Filoli is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
How to Apply. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes along with a cover letter outlining their related experience and background to: email@example.com. The email subject line must say Position Title. Please, no phone calls.