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Seasonal Worker, Gabis Arboretum

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2023

Job Details

Overview of Seasonal Worker

The Gabis Arboretum is building a team of enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a variety of roles at the arboretum. Possible duties include visitor services and cashiering, gardening, grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, running model trains in the Railway Garden, assisting with the set-up and break down of events, and general reception duties.

The schedule is flexible and dependent upon business needs. Weekend and evening coverage may be required.

Position Duration: This position begins April 1, 2023 and ends on October 31, 2023

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Garden and Grounds: Weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, and planting. Mowing, trimming, and raking
  • Facilities Maintenance: Custodial duties such as cleaning restrooms, offices, and public spaces. Performing minor facility maintenance. Set-up and break-down for events, public classes, and meetings.
  • Event Support: Assist with concerts and facility rentals such as weddings and birthday parties
  • Cashiering and Visitor Services: Works in the gatehouse and Depot to accept payment for admission fees, annual memberships, classes, events and other programs. Provides brochures and maps to guests while conducting receptionist duties and answering phones
  • Model Train Operation: Operates G-gauge model trains in the Railway Garden. Assists with maintaining the tracks, vignettes, and plants

Depending on specific area(s) of interest, the most successful candidates will have a combination of experience:
  • Previous experience as a cashier and/or in a visitor services role
  • Previous experience maintaining a garden and general knowledge of native flora and fauna
  • Ability to operate small grounds equipment such as mowers and trimmers
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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