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Two part-time summer 2021 Lyons gardening positions 


Job description

We are seeking to fill 2 short-term part-time gardening positions for this summer at the Rocky Mountain Botanic Gardens (RMBG) in Lyons. The work entails planting shrubs and trees, weeding, raking, watering, and mulching.


Positions are for independent contractors, paying $15/hour for a total of 40 hours for each position over the course of the summer ($600 total per position for season). These limited hours may be completed on a flexible schedule.


These positions are funded by a grant to the RMBG from the Lyons Community Foundation intended to support Lyons community members whose work has been disrupted by the pandemic. We strongly encourage applicants who have ties to the Lyons community and who have struggled to find sufficient work in the past year.


Some gardening experience is required, not necessarily professional. Passionate home gardeners are welcome to apply. This is an opportunity to contribute to a beloved community project while learning about native plants and sharing your knowledge. The RMBG aims to create an inclusive community where all perspectives and backgrounds are valued. Work will take place alongside volunteers, supervised by garden coordinator Garima Fairfax.


This position is moderately physically challenging. It requires bending, lifting, working outside in summer, and digging holes in rocky soil. Work at the gardens will be following COVID-19 precautions as recommended by health authorities for the safety of all.


About the organization

The Rocky Mountain Botanic Gardens is a public garden in Lyons, CO made possible by an enthusiastic group of garden volunteers and generous donors. It is run as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a volunteer board (EIN 83-1572868). Our mission is to foster an understanding and an appreciation of our Rocky Mountain native plants and wildlife, and to create a place where Lyons locals and all visitors to the garden of all ages can learn and enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural world.


Application requirements

Deadline Tuesday, June 15, 2021

To apply, please send an email to garimafairfax@gmail.com containing the following:

  • A paragraph or two describing why you’re interested in the position and any pandemic-related work disruptions
  • The names and contact information for two references
  • A brief summary of relevant previous experience (list or resume)