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Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities


The Gardener helps LHHS achieve its mission to serve the public by preserving collections and sharing stories that illustrate urban life in early Kentucky, examining the contributions of Senator John Brown and his family, and demonstrating the ways in which the people and customs of the past relate to the world today. Gardeners are responsible for tasks related directly to the care and maintenance of the public garden & land within Liberty Hall Historic Site, as directed by the Garden Curator. They also participate in special programs & events. 

The Gardener reports to the Garden Curator.

Essential functions:

  • General garden bed cleanup, weed removal, and quality control as determined by Garden Curator
  • Prune all ornamental small trees and shrubs, as necessary, to maintain plant size, health, and beauty
  • Remove unwanted and/or unhealthy growth, including crossed branches, suckers, and disease
  • Mulch areas as directed by Garden Curator
  • Plant species as directed by Garden Curator
  • Remove debris and plant material from hard surfaces, including walkways, porches, and patios
  • Properly dispose of plant material and debris as determined by Garden Curator
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of the grounds in accordance with the Liberty Hall Historic Site landscape plan and under the direction of the Garden Curator.
  • Assist with volunteer base onsite
  • Help prepare and assist with garden programming as determined by Garden Curator



Part Time:  20-25 hours per week, no more than 99 hours per month.

Flexible schedule: Daily schedule determined in consultation with Garden Curator and as weather/season allows

Compensation:  $15 per hour


  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience of garden and/or grounds maintenance
  • Able to identify various plant material
  • Public land stewardship experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, as well as easily handle sets of stairs
  • Able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at one time

Applicants must:

  • Be committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion while upholding the values, goals, and strategic initiatives of Liberty Hall Historic Site.  Applicants are expected to be a positive addition to our internal culture of transparency, accountability, support, and innovation.
  • Have an inquisitive mind and a passion for history. Creativity, collaboration, and experimentation are crucial to this position.
  • Be well organized and detail-oriented
  • Be well suited to working with the public, both in groups and one-on-one
  • Be able to juggle projects with different timelines & deadlines with consistent communication throughout. 
  • Have excellent research skills, both in person and online
  • Communicate in a timely manner and with complete transparency. We believe change is inevitable, roadblocks can stump progress, and people will make mistakes, but communication and accountability are required to reassess and redirect.
  • Be willing to embrace and drive change with an open mind, a positive outlook, and the desire to learn

To apply, please send resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Liberty Hall Historic Site relies on the support of volunteers who assist with many aspects of museum operations and garden maintenance.  Volunteers who enjoy working with the public can assist with children’s and adult programs and special events.  Those who prefer to help behind the scenes can lend a hand in the office and assist with occasional collections projects.  Garden volunteers are needed for clean-up days and the annual planting of the annuals in May. 

Volunteers receive:

  • Free admission during regular tour hours
  • Invitations to LHHS programs and the annual volunteer recognition event

For details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click here for a printable volunteer application.