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Garden Manager
Category: Manager

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Garden Manager

Philbrook Museum of Art 

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time (35 hours per week); exempt status
COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include health, retirement, and more.
OPENING DATE: 9/18/2013
CLOSING DATE: 11/15/2013
Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Garden Manager. Set within a twenty-three acre site three miles from downtown Tulsa, Philbrook is a unique combination of historic house, modern museum complex, and beautifully gardened property.  Distinguished by nationally recognized collections, facilities, and gardens, it is the premier cultural institution in the City of Tulsa and a statewide leader in the cultural life of Oklahoma.  Philbrook Museum is a private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 general arts museum. The museum has a garden endowment to support daily operations.  As lead staff authority on the gardens, this position includes responsibility for planning, designing, managing, and organizing the gardens and its infrastructure; administering the garden budget; overseeing operations of gardens including the supervision, hiring, and dismissal of staff; and providing liaison to the Board of Trustees, the special interest group Friends of the Gardens, and the general public.
  • Garden Development- implement the Garden Master Plan and identify long range operating and development needs.
  • Garden Management- plan, design, manage, purchase, and organize plant materials and seasonal displays for the gardens; manage the maintenance and physical care of the gardens and its infrastructure.
  • Human Resources- determine the organizational alignment and staffing requirements for the department and direct human resources activities, including selection and assignment of personnel, identification of training and development needs, facilitation of communication and organization development; monitoring and assessment of performance and recommendation of personnel actions.
  • Finance- develop, recommend and administer the budgets for departmental programs, operations, and volunteer support. 
  • Fundraising and Programming Support- support fundraising events and revenue generating activities of the museum to include exhibits and programs in the gardens.
  • Public Relations- provide direction and support to Friends of the Garden and serve as liaison for the museum to the general public through garden lectures, presentations and media.
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, Public Garden Management, Landscape Design, or related field.
  • At least eight years supervisory experience preferably in a public garden setting with demonstrated skill and a record of success in the selection, motivation, development and management of personnel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practiced skill in a broad spectrum of horticulture disciplines and techniques.
  • Excellent organization, planning and communication skills.
  • Ability to work through teams with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the budgetary process and in financial management.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and multimedia applications.
Send resume and cover letter with references to the following:
Mail: Philbrook Museum of Art
c/o Human Resources
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK 74114
The applicant should clearly describe in the resume or application their work experience, education and/or training as it relates to the announced vacancy. No phone calls please.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires Philbrook Museum of Art to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be expected to present proper documentation establishing employability.
  • Philbrook Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, disability, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
  • Employment at the Philbrook Museum of Art is contingent on a completed background report.

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