Horticulturist

Hiring Organization: Dow Gardens
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Midland, MI
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Horticulturist

Supervisor:

Manager of Horticulture

Employment Type:

Full Time

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience (benefits include 401K, health, dental, and vacation)

Application:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references (including email addresses)

Mail to:

1018 W. Main Street

Midland, MI 48640

hr@dowgardens.org

Position Summary

The Dow Gardens Horticulturist will bring a high level of knowledge, professional gardening talent, and design

aesthetic, to create a quality experience for the more than 138,000 guests who visit the gardens each year.

Responsibilities

• Manage an outdoor garden area including all aspects of its horticultural care from design through

implementation and day-to-day maintenance

• Implement best practices to achieve exceptional horticultural standards in the area under their care

• Preserve the historic integrity of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Estate

• Positively motivate and lead volunteer and seasonal workers

• Perform all levels of landscape and grounds maintenance tasks as required

• Safely and e-ectively use a variety of tools including mechanized equipment

• Assist in educational programming and non-horticultural activities as needed

Qualifications

• Experience working in a public garden setting

• Ability to work independently and with a team

• Positive, enthusiastic, and energetic characteristics

• Ability to contextualize work product within a larger vision

• Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, plant science, soil science, arboriculture, turf or related field

• Broad hands-on knowledge of standard horticultural practices including but not limited to planting

fertilization, irrigation, propagation, pruning, and integrated pest management

• Valid driver’s license and hold (or have an ability to obtain) a pesticide applicator’s certification

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