GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Public Horticulture Intern performs skilled gardening and grounds maintenance work such as planting, transplanting, cultivation, watering, pruning, and general care of plant materials and maintaining landscaped areas including building exteriors and hardscapes.
This position maintains the standards and conditions of the entire facility and seeks opportunities to enhance the visitor experience.
Work requires knowledge of standard methods, materials, procedures, tools, and equipment associated with landscaping and gardening. Persons allocated to this position use judgment in interpreting various conditions and applying guidelines and choosing the proper method to complete the work.
Examples of Work:
Transplants, prunes, and maintains a variety of plant materials including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and seasonally annual plantings. Prepares, plants, and maintains planting beds.
Maintains outdoor spaces to established standards of cleanliness including sweeping, washing, and scraping hardscapes, glass surfaces (non-art), and food service areas. Operates leaf blower, pressure washer, lifts, and other power equipment to maintain the exhibition cleaning standards.
Reports insect and disease concerns to Supervisor.
Monitors irrigation system including performing supplemental and hand watering.
Keeps timely and accurate records including work performed and inventory.
Supports established standards of good housekeeping through existing custodial programs.
Perform any reasonable task requested by a member of management.
Work a variety of shifts (early mornings, weekends as landscaping jobs dictate)
Minor building maintenance (turn on/off lights, A/V systems and HVAC controls)
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Able to work both independently and in a team environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven guest service skills
Able to stand, bend, squat, kneel and sit for extended lengths of time
Able to lift and carry 50 pounds
Able to work with arms extended overhead
Able to work in high elevation areas with a harness or operating a lift
Able to operate basic power equipment and hand tools (such as but not limited to drills, saws, vacuums, pressure washer, dosatron, pruners)
Must have basic computer skills (knowledge of Windows, Excel, Outlook, and Word)
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings
Current Washington State driver's license
Coursework in horticulture, landscape maintenance, or related field or equivalent experience. Current enrollment not required.
Temporary internship expected to work from 4/1/2019 - 9/30/2018
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