The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit team members who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Opportunities are listed here as they become available.

Assistant Manager of Visitor Services & Volunteers (Full time)

Supports the visitor experience at Applewood by focusing on the effective management of the volunteer program. Recruits, manages, and develops the volunteer program that supports daily operations and public programs for Applewood, both on- and off-site and horticultural operations. Assists the Manager of Visitor Services in providing the best possible visitor experience during open times.

Program Officer (Full time)

To align needs and opportunities of the community and the foundation in developing program strategies and working with community partners and nonprofits to ensure that resources are directed responsibly toward those strategies. Assists in the development of the foundation’s grant-making programs and serves as the point of contact for grantees.

Technical Assistance Horticulturalist  (Full time)

To provide technical assistance to the community. Manages the flow of horticulture-related technical assistance projects; involves other staff as needed to assist with each project; and uses landscape design skills, plant knowledge, and AutoCAD ability to create solutions for community horticulture needs. Also mows large lawn expanses, helps maintain grounds, and helps install landscape projects. Supports public programs and shares horticultural knowledge with the public.

Seasonal Horticulturist (Part time)

To assist the Ruth Mott Foundation’s professional horticulture staff maintain Applewood’s living collections including its gardens, lawns and natural areas as well as delivery of public programs.

Seasonal Mechanic (Part time)

To maintain and repair Applewood’s motorized grounds equipment and perform preventative maintenance as required to ensure that the grounds and facility systems are in good working order. To assist the Foundation’s professional horticulture team maintain Applewood’s living collections including its gardens, lawns and natural areas.

Paid Internships

Opportunities are posted here as they become available.