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Botanical Research Institute of Texas-Horticulturist Japanese Garden-Tue, 11/10/2020 - 1:57pm

Horticulturist Japanese Garden


Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr.
Fort Worth , TX 76107
United States
Texas US

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Job Description 

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 horticulturist. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the landscape upkeep within the 7-acre Japanese Garden and will report to and work closely with the horticulture manager assigned to the Japanese Garden. The candidate will perform a wide variety of grounds tasks and provide customer service to guests and other staff.

Duties & Responsibilities 

The horticulturist will be responsible for:
• Utilizing basic horticultural tasks ranging from those specific to Japanese Gardens to generic grounds-keeping tasks.
• Assisting with preparing Japanese Garden venues for rentals and specific events.
• Assisting with fertilization, pesticide applications, irrigation and irrigation maintenance and repairs.
• Assisting with mowing, pruning of trees and extensive shearing of shrubs and ground covers.
• Assisting with pond cleaning and maintenance of koi fish.
• Collecting and removing leaves from landscapes and pathways.
• Operating a variety of landscape equipment and tools.
• Participating in special events preparations, operations and removal.
• Operating motorized vehicles and wearing appropriate personal protection equipment.
• Planting groundcovers, trees, shrubs and sod.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience 

• A high school diploma/GED supplemented by college level course work in horticulture or a related field.
• Two years of 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.

Application Instructions 

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: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Angie Peeples