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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.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • 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
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
Email: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org
Fax: 214-320-1095 
 

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