Horticulture Internship SPRING 2023
Horticulture Internship SPRING 2023
- February 5, 2023
HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
One of the area’s most highly rated companies is looking for interns to join our horticulture team. Are you looking for a unique internship experience with competitive wages, benefits, and company discounts that is rewarding, fun, and will contribute to your professional development? If you are looking for an unparalleled internship experience with a company providing unique handmade products and goods, beautiful gardens, quality food, superior service, and gracious hospitality, then this is an excellent fit for you.
Founded in 1830, our company is one of Pigeon Forge’s most beloved and unforgettable attractions. We have remained a staple of Smoky Mountain Culture for generations, featuring two restaurants, a pottery studio, a distillery, a candy shop, picturesque gardens, and a nearly 200-year old working gristmill. As a successful company with restaurants and stores popular with locals and visitors alike, we only seek the best to join our Horticulture Team.
During your internship, you will learn about plant cultivation, ornamental gardening/curation, and how to maintain our diverse plant life and landscaping properly. You will also be responsible for special projects, watering, pruning, planting, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, and other related tasks. Our internship programs offer an immersive internship experience like no other, from our onboarding experience to monthly internship outings. Your time here will allow you to satisfactorily complete individual college curriculum requirements for internships to satisfy college credit. This internship will provide you with an opportunity to meet your needed course requirements in a paid position and a fast-paced, realistic work environment.
What will I do?
- Achieve an understanding of the responsibilities/duties of the horticulture team
- Develop an understanding of the importance of synergy between business segments for overall organizational success
- Finish program with a better understanding of own strengths and weaknesses
- Gain knowledge in horticulture
- Learn standards set by the horticulture team
- Work with department manager to set learning objectives
- Leave having a thorough working understanding of the visual standards
- Operate equipment safely and in line with best-use practices for each piece of equipment
- Learn and adheres to all the company’s level of quality Standards
- Perform other duties when assigned
- Maintains a proper work area
- Maintains positive and consistent energy and productivity standards throughout shift
- Effectively communicates and works with all team members
- Work and interact with others in a manner consistent with the company’s culture
- Completes the company’s training program
- Uphold the company’s mission, vision, and service standards
Benefits and Perks
We believe that if we take care of our people, they will take care of our customers. That’s why, as part of our family, you’ll receive a benefits package that covers your health and well-being:
- Competitive Wages
- Flexible Scheduling
- Generous Company Discounts
- Discounts to Local Attractions
- Employee Assistance Program
- Referral Program
- Employee Engagement Events
- Wellness Program
Full-time position with 35-40 hours per week. Available to work flexible hours as assigned, including mornings, weekends, special events, and holidays.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be enrolled in a continuing education/college program in a related field
- Must have proper identification to verify employment authorization
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an intern must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The intern is constantly required to stand. The intern is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The intern must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an intern encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the intern primarily operates in an outdoor environment. This role routinely uses sinks and gardening/landscaping equipment. Interns in this role are frequently exposed to water, adverse weather (heat and humidity), dust, dirt, and gardening chemicals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.