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Bok Tower Gardens-Garden Supervisor-Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:25pm

Garden Supervisor


Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd. Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales , FL 33853
United States
Florida US

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Job Description 

Bow Tower Gardens is widely recognized as a premier public garden, providing extraordinary visitor experiences, horticultural artistry, musical excellence, leadership in conservation, and innovative programs. We are looking for talent to join our Horticulture Department as Garden Supervisor. This position supervises and provides day-to-day active leadership to an assigned team of gardeners and volunteers.

Duties & Responsibilities 

-Provides daily supervision of garden staff, volunteers and volunteer work crews; may supervise special team projects.
-Meets regularly with Horticulture Manager for work assignments to plan and coordinate projects, determining necessary personnel or discussion of garden concerns; assigns gardeners with specific tasks and may participate in the more difficult and/or complex tasks or projects; apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers as needed or assigned.
-Performs regular inspections throughout assigned areas of the gardens; routine inspections may identify insect/disease problems, weed control needs, etc.; reports major problems or concerns to Horticulture Manager and makes necessary recommendations for correction or control.
-Responsible for the staff personnel's proper use and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials; performs minor maintenance of power equipment and irrigation; refers more serious problems to the Horticulture Manager or Mechanic; oversees proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment by assigned garden staff.
-Responsible for maintaining required knowledge of established garden plants and understanding the cultural requirements to maintain their growth and cultivation
Responsible for assisting and developing annual plant lists for use in the gardens
Responsible for the continual development of assigned supervised garden staff and building positive employee relations by coaching, counseling, mentoring, motivating, resolving conflict, praising, documentation of performance, etc.; participates in performance reviews of assigned garden staff.
-Demonstrates a continual positive effort to maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and management.
-Garden Supervisors are asked to assist in Irrigation, Pest Management, and Plant Accessioning and may be encouraged to focus on one of these tasks.
Perform general gardening duties, and is responsible for the care and cultivation of an assigned garden area.

Education and Experience 

-BA or BS in horticultural or related field
-Three to five (3 to 5) years previous experience in garden or grounds maintenance;
-Three to five (3 to 5) years previous supervisory experience, with landscape or garden staff preferred;
-Current Florida Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License with ornamental and turf category or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
-Current Florida Certified Horticultural Professional certification or ability to obtain one within the first year of employment

Application Instructions 

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Full Name 
Rosa Martinez