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Garden Horticulturist
Category: Horticulture

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland, OH

Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013




Job Title: Garden Horticulturist                                          Department: Horticulture


Reports To:    Grounds Manager                                        Status: Non-Exempt


Primary Function: The Garden Horticulturist will assist horticulture staff in maintenance of all plant collections. The selected candidate will take the lead in the maintenance of specific areas within the garden and perform general maintenance tasks including planting, pruning, watering, mulching, fertilizing, pest/disease control, assist in maintenance of irrigation systems and small equipment repair.




Essential Job Functions:

§  Maintain high standards of care for all plant collections.

§  Monitor, maintain and enhance assigned gardens.

§  Lead tours, teach classes and assist in garden outreach and interpretation programs.

§  Assist in the implementation and maintenance of shows and events.

§  Perform necessary administrative duties including scheduling, communication and documentation of records and work projects.

§  Provide instruction and supervise interns and volunteers as directed

§  Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

§  Degree in Horticulture or related field work (Bachelor’s preferred) or equivalent work experience.

§  Demonstrated knowledge of herbaceous and woody plant material, including roses.

§  Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

§  Ability to lift 50 lbs and work in inclement weather.


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