Lead Horticulture Staff

Hiring Organization: Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019


The Lead Horticulturist is directly responsible for horticultural maintenance of several themed garden spaces and may take a lead role in seasonal display development. This position may supervise other horticulture staff and volunteers with standard bed maintenance and new garden installations as needed.

Employment Type:

  • Permanent, Full-time, Salary.

Direct Report:

  • To the Horticulture Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute yearly maintenance plans for each garden over seen.
  • Work with the Horticulture and Facilities Manager in bed renovation and redesign.
  • Oversee and perform garden and grounds maintenance tasks, including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, mowing, fertilizing and others as required of each assigned garden space.
  • Develop seasonal themed exhibit and displays as assigned.
  • Safe operation of power tools such as mower, leaf blower and string-trimmer.
  • Utilize organic pest management techniques under supervision.
  • Perform light structural maintenance work or small engine repair as required.
  • Supervise horticulture volunteers as required.
  • Interact with garden guests as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge of basic plant maintenance.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge of safe operation of tools and equipment.
  • Willingness to perform hands-on horticulture tasks in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.
  • Customer service experience; ability to work with diverse populations and volunteers.
  • Ability to work under supervision or independently.

Posting Deadline:

December 31, 2019

Submit resume to Josh Steffen, j.steffen@wellfieldgardens.org

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