Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
The Episcopal Academy has an immediate opening for a Horticulturist who will be an integral part of the Facilities and Operations team and will report to the Grounds Superintendent. We are looking for a detail-oriented candidate with a can-do attitude to perform routine care of plantings, trees, container plants, and other campus features.
A school of over 1300 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, of which 30% identify as students of color, Episcopal takes a holistic approach to educating all students in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in The Stripes, our curriculum is designed to enable students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity. Further supporting that mission is our commitment to building an inclusive community, articulated in our 11 Commitments.
While each employee at Episcopal brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees should:
Be student-centered, embrace school and life and show it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Embody and live The Stripes.
Consistently maintain high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plant and care for plantings, shrubs, lawns, using such tools and equipment as brooms, edgers, mowers, and sprayers, hoes, picks, shears, rakes, spades, spreaders, cultivating machines, etc.
Develops detailed annual plans for the seasonal rotation of plants, flowers, etc., in the facilities various landscaped areas and flowerbeds resulting in fresh, eye-catching and pleasant flower and plant displays.
Participates in the application of fertilizers and pesticides
Design and implement seasonal flowers in containers or hanging baskets.
Detect and report evidence of disease, insects, trees, shrubs, flower damage.
Plant, edge, weed & maintain landscape beds and trim hedges.
Water, spray, fertilize, and cultivate flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Rake and dispose of leaves, twigs, and other debris.
Clean and care for tools and equipment.
Design and install new landscapes.
Help maintain a trash free campus.
Assist in educating crew members on proper skills and techniques.
Assist with general grounds maintenance of the campus.
Assist with snow removal by shoveling, salting, sanding, and operating snow removal vehicles and equipment (24-hour on-call during inclement weather).
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Hold a degree from a vocational school or BSc/BA in Horticulture, Botany, Natural Science or related field highly preferred and have at least 5 years of experience on a maintenance staff.
Hold a current PA pesticide applicator license or can possess within 90 days of hire and valid driver’s license.
Possess the ability to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time and withstand exposure to noise and inclement weather.
Possess the knowledge of trees, shrubs, perennial, and annual plants.
Possess the ability to identify disease, insect damage and implement IPM strategy.
Possess the ability to obtain a PA pesticide applicator license within 90 days of hire date.
Possess the ability to work independently without constant supervision.
Possess working knowledge of the tools, methods, and materials used in grounds maintenance.
Possess the ability to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time and can lift or carry 70 lbs or more.
Possess the willingness to share knowledge of horticulture with crew members.
Possess working knowledge of grounds machines and equipment.
Possess outstanding organizational and leadership abilities and a can do attitude.
Has current working knowledge of the tools, machines, methods and materials used in grounds maintenance.
Have a desire to work on a team committed to creating a positive work culture.
Well versed in all ground keeping processes including health and safety regulations.
Possess the ability to lift/carry heavy (70 lbs), moderate and light plant materials.
Possess outstanding organizational and communication abilities.
Apply online via https://episcopalacademy.isolvedhire.com/jobs/1018816-138328.html