Assistant Land Steward

Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States

Experience Required
From $17.00 To $20.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Job Description: Looking for an assistant land steward to perform horticulture duties on a twenty+ acre estate that is home to traditional landscaping elements along with pocket meadows, pond, stream, and native plant installation. A positive attitude, industrious individual and ability to work independently or with those as part of a larger collaborative group are key to this team. This position requires someone with an eye for detail, a passion for plants, protecting ecosystems, and cultivating a piece of the world for future generations to enjoy.

Position Type: Full time position. Monday through Friday. Weekend work is not typical however some weekends may be required.

Compensation: Hourly rate ranges from $17-$20 per hour based on experience, with bank holidays off and an additional 5 paid vacation days.

Date available: Beginning June 2nd

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position frequently requires physical labor and the use of motorized equipment and other tools.

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate small engine equipment such as, but not limited to string trimmers, backpack blowers and mowers.

  • Including but not limited to, weeding, planting, watering, pruning, mulching, seeding, mowing, string trimming and other various tasks associated with a land stewardship job.

  • Pond and stream management

  • Small engine/equipment maintenance

  • Administrative duties


  • An applicant must have knowledge of basic horticulture skills and be able to identify plants and show an aptitude to learn new species.

  • Be able and willing to work in most weather conditions.

  • Be able and willing to lift at least 50 lbs continuously throughout a day and perform strenuous tasks.

  • Strong communication demonstrated through listening, follow through on tasks assigned and feedback.

  • Degree or certification in the field of horticulture, arboriculture, plant science or similar field, or 2+ years experience in the horticultural industry.

  • We are willing to train and guide the right applicant.

  • Must be comfortable to wade into water from ankle to hip deep for pond/stream maintenance and planting. We provide the waders.

Preferred (But not Required) Skills

  • Experience operating zero turn mowers.

  • Small engine knowledge

  • Familiarity with planting plans

  • Knowledge of herbicides and appropriate use

  • Integrated pest management

WoodCote Grove Properties,LLC
MaryKatherine Green
530 Spring Lane
Philadelphia PA 19128
United States
WoodCote Grove Properties,LLC MaryKatherine Green