Jobs & Internships

Opportunities for employment at the Garden are posted on the University of North Carolina's Human Resources website and application must be done through that Careers at Carolina website. Student internships are also available from time to time, and work-study positions are available through the University of North Carolina office that coordinates the federal work-study program.


The North Carolina Botanical Garden is seeking a Director. This position is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Garden and for ensuring that the Garden fulfills its mission in research, conservation, plant collection, public education, and university instruction in the context of the University’s tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service.

Find out more here.

Assistant Gardener

The horticulture department is seeking an energetic part time assistant to help with garden maintenance and projects.

Closing Date: 10/23/2014

Description and Principal Functions: To assist the horticulture staff with maintenance of plant collections and hardscape elements including paths. This will include basic horticultural tasks such as weeding, watering, mulching, and planting as well as raking and otherwise maintaining grit paths. Work may also include leaf blowing, weed eating, and maintenance of irrigation system. This job will involve working in areas with poison ivy.

Qualifications: This is an entry level position but a working knowledge of gardening or landscaping is required. Willingness to do physical labor out of doors in hot and cold weather and the ability to work with the public in a helpful and welcoming way are required.

Terms and Pay rate: This job is a part-time, 24 hours per week open ended temporary position. Pay rate is $10.61/hr.

To Apply: Please visit the UNC Chapel Hill Human Resources website.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Updated on October 09, 2014 at 12:42:20 pm.

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