The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. BRIT manages the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, a 110-acre public garden featuring 23 specialty gardens. BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), on behalf of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, seeks a horticulture Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible managing landscape maintenance of five premier gardens and associated grounds at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This position also supervises horticulturists and groundskeepers who support the maintenance of those landscapes and will report to and work closely with the Director of Horticulture/South Gardens. The candidate will perform a wide variety of managerial, curatorial, and grounds tasks and provide customer service to guests and other staff.
The Horticulture Manager will be responsible for:
• Serves as the lead person performing a comprehensive array of garden tasks, ranging from those specific to perennial, native, cactus and seasonal display gardens to generic grounds-keeping tasks.
• Serves as the curator for the Perennial, Trial, Four Seasons, Horseshoe, Fragrance and Cactus Gardens in addition to the future southwest quadrant, providing interpretive information about various exhibits and provides advisory input for architectural additions and upgrades.
• Prepares the Horseshoe, Perennial Garden and other south end venues for rentals and special events.
• Oversees the landscape maintenance and daily exhibition of several south garden areas.
• Trains new south garden workers and volunteers.
• Maintains plant identity lists and records for the south garden areas.
• Identifies and purchases tools and materials for maintenance and landscaping.
• Selects and installs plants for permanent and seasonal displays in south garden areas.
• Maintains records; makes appropriate purchasing decisions; locates, obtains, and stores work-related materials and tools.
• Plans seasonal maintenance activities such as pruning, weeding, fertilizing, planting, and irrigation, etc.
• Maintains and performs maintenance and repairs on irrigation systems and water features.
• Identifies horticultural problems and treats them effectively utilizing Integrated Pest Management methods.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• An Associate’s degree in horticulture, floriculture, or related field.
• Two years of supervisory experience and at three or more years responsible experience in a professional landscaping or nursery environment selecting and applying pesticides, planting and pruning.
• Employee must maintain current Texas Driver’s License and auto insurance.
• Ability to obtain a valid Texas pesticide applicators license.
• Ability to climb ladders and lift up to 50 pounds.
Please see full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications.
BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer