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Kanapaha Positions Available!

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1)Kanapaha is seeking an admissions clerk for the weekends. The regular Saturday and Sunday hours would be from 8:45am to the earlier of dusk or 7pm. Additionally, when the facility is being rented on the weekends, hours can be extended until 11:15pm. Must have good math skills, good at multitasking, organized, pay attention to details and have good social skills. Experience with technology, a cash register and botanical knowledge is beneficial.

Must have two letters of recommendation or provide contact information for two past employers that can provide references. $10 per hour. Please submit resume by mail to Alexis Caffrey, 4700 SW 58th Dr, Gville FL, 32608 or by email to kbotanical@gmail.com

2)Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is currently seeking a reliable part time employee as a gardener. Experience with botany, horticulture or gardening is required. Applicant must have familiarity with landscape plants and be able to identify common weeds, be able to work outdoors and use herbicides. Schedule would be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:45-1pm.

Please provide two letters of recommendation or contact information for two past employers. Send resume to kbotanical@gmail.com or mail to: 4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville FL, 32608. Starting pay is $10 per hour.


Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Gainesville, Florida) is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Some of Kanapaha's gardens are organized taxonomically; others demonstrate principles of ecology or natural selection. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a premier Gainesville wedding venue with both indoor and outdoor rentals for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, meetings, retreats, conferences and other social functions. Kanapaha's signature plants include a premier stand of Chinese royal bamboo (Wong Chuk), and--during the warm months--giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. The months offering the most color are June through September. Kanapaha hosts many special events throughout the year including a Bamboo Sale and North Central Florida's premier horticultural event, the Spring Garden Festival. Another must-see is our Moonlight Walk when the paths and meadows are illuminated by special laser lights and more than 1500 luminaries; live music is featured as well. Except during special events, like our Spring Garden Festival and Moonlight Walk, dogs are permitted on leashes. Picnic baskets are welcome and there is a picnic area very close to the entrance building. Kanapaha's walkways are largely wheelchair accessible and benches, gazebos and other rest stations are liberally spaced throughout the facility. An exceptional gift shop offers a varied and unusual array of items including original art and treasures from the natural world.   

 

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