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Greenhouse Supervisor
Category: Horticulture

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas, Texas

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Greenhouse Supervisor

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden seeks a full-time Greenhouse Supervisor. Responsible for day to day greenhouse operations as directed by supervisor and as adjunct member of Plant Research area staff. Contribute to team effort.
  • Under the management of the Greenhouse Manager:  Handle all aspects of propagation, including seed and vegetative, will include management of volunteers and staff during propagation.  Duties include records and documentation of all plant material propagated and labeling.
  • Under the management of the Greenhouse Manager implement the fertilization schedules and prepare documentation.
  • Record keeping for all garden material
  • Will assist Research Manager with in the trial garden laying out plants and planting.  
  • Perform various maintenance duties at the greenhouse per the weekly list
  • Provide assistance and manage greenhouse volunteers, if applicable
  • Responsible for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of any supply needs
  • Responsible for pulling and loading material to be delivered to DABS
  • Work on special projects for large garden displays
  • Ability to drive a box truck to multiple locations for work duties 
  • Ability to install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation
  • Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals with training provided; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license. 
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds when necessary repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions and follow approved safety guidelines
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends holidays
  • Driver’s license to operate garden vehicles.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or equivalent greenhouse experience preferred.
Interested applicants should send resume and coverletter to: 
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Olga Estrada, Horticulture Coordinator
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX, 75218
Fax: 214-320-1095 

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