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Horticulture Grounds Intern

The Horticulture Grounds Intern will work directly under the Manager of Grounds Horticulture. They will learn the correct techniques of planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning. They will assist in planning garden planting areas and sourcing plants. They will learn propagation techniques. 


• Assist manager of grounds horticulture in the maintenance and improvement of the 17- acre Dixon Gardens. 


• Undergraduate major in horticulture/botany 

• Basic knowledge of plants 

• Interest in how to properly maintain a garden for maximum production & beauty.

General Description 

The Dixon is opening the application process for its 2024 Internship Program. This program operates under the direction of the education department with placements available within other departments, through 2024.

Internships will provide the applicant with an introduction to best practices in museums and public gardens, providing professional experience and useful skills for future employment and further study in the fields. 

Interns may work six to eight weeks, 40 hours per week. All positions pay $15/hour. Applicants must be at least college juniors with sixty hours of college credit. Prospective candidates will be interviewed by a Department Director and the supervising staff.

 Application deadline: April 5th, 2024 

To apply please email/mail the following information: 

• Resume 

• Cover letter 

• Please indicate whether university credit is needed. If so, supply requirements and advisor's name and contact information. 

• Two letters of recommendation: 

At least one from a college professor, if credit is needed. 

• Provide weekly availability. 

Please send information to: 

Margarita Sandino Director of Education Dixon Gallery and Gardens 

4339 Park Avenue 

Memphis, TN 38117