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Lead Horticulturist
Category: Horticulture


Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lead Horticulturist

Myriad Botanical Gardens 

Position: Lead Horticulturist
Type: Full-time; Exempt
Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City

Job Summary:   Assist Director of Horticulture with planning, developing, coordinating and supervising the outside gardens and gardeners.

Key Responsibilities

·         Supervise and lead team of gardeners.

·         Implement proper landscape maintenance and IPM programs.

·         Attention to detail required.

·         Manage irrigation system and water schedule

·         Work side by side with gardeners daily in various weather conditions.

·         Ensure the equipment is inspected, maintained, and operating regularly.

·         Assist Director of Horticulture with purchasing needs.

·         Develop and manage gardeners daily and weekly work schedules and objectives.

·         Coordinate & communicate with other managers.

·         Assist with curatorial duties such as identification, signage, and plant records.

·         Assist with educational programming and signage.

·         Assist with special events to create unique horticulture displays.

·         Ensure all tasks are completed on a timely basis.

·         Other tasks as assigned by Director of Horticulture.


Education/Work Requirements

·         Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or equivalent experience preferred.

·         Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

·         Minimum 3 years horticulture supervisory experience.

·         Pesticide Applicator’s License.

·         Ability to follow directions and work independently, as well as supervise and work as part of a team.

·         Highly motivated and active self-starter

·         Flexibility to work in an ever-changing environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize and juggle competing tasks and demands.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Basic experience with vehicle maintenance, mowing, construction and irrigation systems and other water feature equipment.

·         Knowledge of basic irrigation.


To Apply

Myriad Gardens Foundation supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application, interview or hiring process, please notice Human Resources at 405-445-7083 to make arrangements.

Please apply by sending:

·         A completed application (which can be found at http://www.myriadgardens.org) or resume with references to: Myriad Gardens Foundation, ATT, A. Elkins 301 West Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 or aelkins@myriadgardens.org.

 

 

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