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Temporary Horticulture Team Member

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For assistance or questions, please contact OEOC at (479) 575-4019. 

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note that this position is in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number HS286P
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Working Title Temporary Horticulture Team Member
Department Architecture Garvan Gardens
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department

Garvan Woodland Gardens are the Botanical Gardens of the University of Arkansas, located on a 200 acre peninsula on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. The gardens are composed of 60 acres of landscaped areas including Asian, English, and wildflower Gardens, a 45 acre nature preserve, and a number of special events and educational venues that attract over 150,000 annual visitors and is supported by over 3,000 member households.
Hot Springs is the home of America’s first National Park and is the hub of the Diamond Lakes Recreational Region, one of the most popular areas for hiking and water recreation in the mid-south. The city is located in the scenic Ouachita Mountains and features low cost of living and great quality of life.

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Job Type Hourly/Student
Summary of Job Duties

The Temporary Horticulture Team Member will be planting, weeding, and mulching. This position will be digging 6" holes for tulip planting as well as other plants for spring color. These duties are performed outside and possibly in inclement weather. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Valid Driver's License
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in landscaping, grounds keeping, ground maintenance, or related area
  • A background in horticulture or landscaping
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Hearing
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Talking
  • Walking
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)
Overtime Eligible Yes
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Garvan Woodland Gardens - Hot Springs, AR
Benefits Eligible No
Appointment Percent 0
Salary/Hourly Range $8.50 - $10.50
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)
Recruitment Contact Information

Robin Carlan

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Please note that this position is in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Hot Springs, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the formal education of a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in landscaping, grounds keeping, ground maintenance, or related area?
    • None
    • Less than one year of experience
    • At least one year but less than two years of experience
    • At least two years but less than three years of experience
    • Three or more years of experience

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application