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.
Come and join our Filoli team of committed professionals dedicated to achieving high horticultural standards while honoring historic preservation. Under the general direction of the Director of Property Operations, the major role of the Facilities Manager is to preserve and maintain the structures on the historic estate and work closely with the Garden Supervisor on projects in the garden areas. This position will manage maintenance and facilities work while upholding high standards of quality for the historic estate and public garden. The Facilities Manager should have the ability to support a flexible schedule and work environment, covering necessary duties as needed. In order to fulfill essential duties and responsibilities, the Facilities Manager is required to live on property. This is a fulltime, exempt and benefits eligible position.
Interested in joining our excellent retail sales team in the Clock Tower Shop? The Retail Assistant cheerfully assists our visitors with excellent customer service, has an extensive knowledge of the retail products and accurately and efficiently handles cash. This position will also provide support and participate in the Shop inventory activities. This is a flexible part-time (32 hours per week), non-exempt, hourly, benefit eligible and year-round position. Typically, the retail assistant will work Thursday – Sunday but this schedule may change to meet the needs of the organization so flexibility is important. Evening and weekend availability will be required. 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.
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.