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Benton County Fairgrounds Landscape Internship Opportunity

October 16th, 2017

The Benton County Fairgrounds is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic intern to join our team! This internship is intended to provide hands-on work experience in the design and development of landscaping for the fairgrounds 29-acre facility. The Benton County Fairgrounds hosts more than 1,100 rentals each year, in addition to organizing the annual Benton County Fair & Rodeo.

The intern will generate plans and update existing planting and irrigation strategies, work with staff to develop a stewardship plan for the existing oak grove, and perform general landscape maintenance duties including pruning. The applicant must be able to do physical labor outdoors.

This internship is part-time, up to 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for an internship, a student must be enrolled in an approved educational institution.

Rate of Pay:
$10.25 per hour

DEADLINE: Friday, November 3, 2017

How to Apply:
1. Download and complete an official Benton County application HERE, or pick up an application at the Benton County Fairgrounds office 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
2. Applications can be emailed to Lynne McKee (contact information listed below) or hand-delivered to the Fairgrounds office during business hours.
3. If selected, you will be notified via phone or email and invited for an interview.

For more information:
Lynne McKee, Fairgrounds Manager
Tel: 541-766-6090
Lynne.Mckee@co.benton.or.us

https://www.co.benton.or.us/hr/page/internship-opportunities

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