1. SUMMER INTERNSHIPSEmployment

The Garden is a fun, beautiful, healthy environment that always welcomes volunteers in a number of capacities.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

 

STAFF POSITION

Marketing Communications Director

DESCRIPTION:
Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to handle all marketing communications functions for the organization, including managing the design and content of our magazine, website, mass email outreach, social media and press releases, print and radio advertising, as well as informational and interpretive signage in and around the Garden. The successful candidate will work with other staff to implement marketing strategies to increase seasonal visitation and provide visibility for special events, adult and youth educational programs. He or she will be responsible for marketing and promotional budgets and report to the Executive Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, communications or similar field, and three years of experience in marketing communications. Good written and oral communication skills essential. Technical proficiency in web and graphic design, Adobe Suite, and email marketing software required. Familiarity with CRM systems (e.g. Salesforce) highly desirable.  An interest in horticulture and any prior experience working in public gardens or horticultural organizations a definite plus.
Send a resume and cover letter to mbeck@berkshirebotanical.org.

 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Horticultural College Intern

DESCRIPTION

The college internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience at a botanical garden for persons aspiring to a career in horticulture, public gardening and landscape architecture or design.  Interns work with horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development.  This includes planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, and interacting with visitors.  Students may also become involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, or flower arranging. Intern training sessions, public educational programs, and staff field trips are offered to help broaden the students’ horticultural horizon.
Summer internships are 12 weeks, 40 hours per week.  The Internships usually start mid to end of May. The program includes housing and a stipend of $8.00/hr. The deadline for applying for a 2016 internship is March 1, 2016.

REQUIREMENTS

Previous gardening experience and course work in horticulture, public gardening or landscape design are required.  Junior and senior undergraduate students applying for college credit are preferred.  Students must be responsible, self-motivated and capable of the strenuous nature of gardening. Please submit an application and a cover letter, which can be found on the Garden’s website at www.berkshirebotanical.org

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See what our past interns have much to say about their experiences
at the Garden!
I am left with nothing but positive things from my internship at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Not only did I learn garden maintenance and many plant names, I discovered my interest in watching the plants grow and change throughout the summer. I also learned about implementing design and which elements enrich the visitor’s experience of the garden. I am so grateful to have spent my summer outdoors working alongside a great group of people. No matter what I end up doing career-wise, I will use what I have learned from this internship for the rest of my life.—Alex Heilman Doing an internship at the Berkshire Botanical Garden gave me the opportunity to observe the importance of a public garden. Rotating in various areas of the garden each day was especially informative and showed me which aspects of gardening I enjoy the most. The people were great to work with because they were both patient and relaxed, contributing to the calm a garden should have. I’m grateful for the fulfilling experience.—Germaine Persinger

 

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