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 flexibly scheduled 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 $12.36. Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
The position of Sales Assistant cheerfully assists our visitors with excellent customer service and an extensive knowledge of the product offered. This position will also provide support and participate in the Shop inventory activities. This is a part-time, 16-22 hours per week, year-round position. Evening and weekend availability will be required. Please note: There is no public transportation to this location, so reliable transportation is critical.
Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join our team of committed professionals dedicated to achieving high horticultural standards, along with a dedication to historic preservation. The Horticulturist works under the direct supervision of the Area Lead Horticulturist. This position is responsible for providing care and protection of Filoli’s gardens and grounds including: historic plant collection, hardscaping, structures, decorative objects, tools and equipment, etc. Participation in the training of interns and volunteers and work supporting Filoli events are also elements of the Horticulturist position.
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 paid hourly and may earn college credit. Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
2017 Internships (10 weeks)
Winter: Jan 9, 2017 through March 17, 2017
Spring: March 27, 2017 through June 2, 2017
Summer: June 12, 2017 through August 18, 2017
Fall: September 11, 2017 through November 17, 2017
2017 Apprenticeships (6 months)
Winter: Jan 9, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Spring: March 27, 2017 through September 9, 2017
Summer: June 12, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fall: September 11, 2017 through March 9, 2018
Apprentice applicants must demonstrate 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
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Winter Intern Learning Opportunities
Spring Intern Learning Opportunities
Summer Intern Learning Opportunities
Filoli is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
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