Summer 2018 Heritage Garden Associate

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is seeking a temporary associate to assist with managing its Czech & Slovak Heritage Garden. Under the supervision of the NCSML’s Director of Programs, this associate will manage the garden maintenance schedule for the summer.  



  • Plant, maintain and harvest a small vegetable garden performing various necessary tasks
  • Responsible for maintaining required knowledge of established garden plants and understanding the cultural requirements to maintain their growth and cultivation
  • Determine plant needs – water stress, disease and damage, growth decline, pruning needs, and general health of plants
  • Determine maintenance needs – weeding (pulling of weeds), clearing of fallen debris
  • Work with staff to determine harvesting schedule and related programming



  • High level of knowledge about gardening/agriculture, and experience successfully managing a garden.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfortable with taking initiative; ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions; Comfortable doing manual labor and ability to lift 50lbs required


Hours and Compensation

  • 10 hours per week. June-September 2018.
  • Schedule is flexible. Compensation is $10/hour.



  • Free Admission to Museum Galleries
  • 2 Free Passes to share with friends or family
  • Museum Store Discount


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Attn: Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Email: tstenstrup@ncsml.org
Fax: 319-363-2209




To apply for this job email your details to Tstenstrup@ncsml.org

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