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 5-acre Tinsley Garden and will report to and work closely with the horticulture manager assigned to the Rose/Tinsley Garden. The candidate will perform a wide variety of grounds tasks and provide customer service to guests and other staff.
The horticulturist will be responsible for:
• Performing horticultural tasks ranging from those specific to native plant gardening to generic grounds-keeping tasks.
• Assisting with preparing Tinsley Garden venues for rentals and specific events.
• Assisting with fertilization, pesticide applications, irrigation and irrigation maintenance and repairs.
• Assisting with mowing, pruning of trees, shearing of shrubs and ground covers and extensive deadheading and weeding of perennial beds.
• Assisting with pond cleaning and maintenance of fish and aquatic plants.
• Collecting and remove 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.
• 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.
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.