Website Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Landscaper – Seasonal Full-Time
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102
$15 – $17 an hour – Temporary, Seasonal, Full-time

SUMMARY: Responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance to help ensure an attractive atmosphere for the public. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the set-up, tear down and cleaning tasks associated with rental events and special events held on the grounds and in facilities. This position will work 40 hours a week until October 31st. Regular weekend work is required.


Landscaping duties that support the care of grounds and gardens, including but not limited to weeding, raking, string trimming, mowing, pruning, planting, digging, clearing brush, mulching and irrigation repair.
Performing general grounds cleanup such as trash & brush removal
Installing and removing fall seasonal decorations and lighting – wrapping trees, shrubs and landscaping elements with string lights, installing floodlights, etc.
Interacting in a polite, helpful and positive fashion with members of the public, volunteers, guests and others utilizing grounds and facilities.
Working in a team-oriented atmosphere to accomplish overall goals, along with ability to work independently to accomplish specific assigned tasks.
Assist with light janitorial duties as needed
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or GED equivalent, or current enrollment in a program toward the pursuit of GED equivalent.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Landscaping experience and experience operating lawn & garden equipment preferred.

LANGUAGE & MATH SKILLS: English-language speaking skills necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless undue hardship and/or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the individual or others would result. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger or handle; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee 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 ability to adjust focus. Must be able and willing to operate power equipment and climb a ladder for purposes of installing & removing lights upon trees.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed out-of-doors and indoors in all weather conditions.


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed
Ability to Relocate:

Rockford, IL 61102: Relocate before starting work (Required)

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