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Horticulturist
Category: Horticulture


Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, Florida

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013

Horticulturist

Bok Tower Gardens

 
Category:  Horticulture – Full Time/Exempt
 
Bok Tower Gardens Foundation offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join their Horticulture team.
 
Qualifications include:  
  • Associates or bachelors degree in horticulture, botany, or natural sciences 
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of hands-on experience in public gardens
  • Minimum 2-3 years supervisory experience with landscape or garden preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of plant culture, Best Management Practices, plant identification and design preferred
  • Previous experience in garden or grounds maintenance with the ability to operate various types of hand and power operated tools and equipment utilized in all phases of horticulture work (lawnmower, front-end loader, tractors, back pack sprayers, weed-eaters, etc.)
  • Previous experience and knowledge of irrigation systems and maintenance
  • Current Florida Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License with ornamental and turf category or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Current Florida Certified Horticultural Professional certification or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work outside in the Florida weather year-round 
  • Ability to lift at least 60 lbs.  
 
Highly competitive salary and excellent benefit package is offered with immediate employment opportunity.  The full job description can be found, along with organizational background information, at www.boktowergardens.org.
 
Bok Tower Gardens is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando among rolling hills of citrus.  Dedicated in 1929, the National Historic Landmark and Olmsted designed gardens was planned as a bird sanctuary and meditative garden surrounding an art deco and neo-Gothic 205 foot carillon tower of pink marble and tan coquina stone.  The 60-bell carillon and its facilities is the finest in the world.  
 
Bok Tower Gardens is an Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.  
 
Application Process:  
 
Email, fax or mail cover letter and resume to:
 
Human Resources
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL 33853  
 
 
Email:  ryoung@boktower.org   Fax: 863-676-6770
 
This position will remain open until filled.
 
Human Resources
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL  33853
Fax:  863-676-6770
 

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