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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden-Landscape Technician-Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:47am

Landscape Technician

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Road Belmont
Belmont , NC 28012
US

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Job Description 

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN
FULL TIME WITH BENEFITS (40 HOURS PER WEEK)
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED
PAY RANGE: $11.50 - $13.50 PER HOUR – DEPENDING ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS REQUIRED

POSITION SUMMARY:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a nationally distinguished public garden known for its vibrant and eclectic collection of plants and elegant seasonal displays. The Landscape Technician is a production oriented position within the Horticulture Department and performs all levels of landscape and grounds maintenance. Landscape Technicians are integrated company staff members and actively participate in all forms of Garden programs and events.

Duties & Responsibilities 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains all public garden areas to be safe, tidy and a daily representation of the highest level of horticultural display and maintenance standards.
Performs daily maintenance of public areas including blowing walks, leaf and litter removal and resetting outdoor furniture.
Performs seasonal turf maintenance including mowing, trimming, edging and fertilization.
Maintains formal hedges via pruning and shearing.
Performs trash pickup, mowing and invasive species management throughout non-public areas including roadways, meadows and woodlands.
Assists with the installation and maintenance of seasonal displays, especially Holidays at the Garden.
Maintains display gardens to be relatively weed free.
Performs hand-watering, as required.
Participates in an active IPM program that includes scouting and both conventional and progressive control methods.
Supports the operation and maintenance of all automatic underground irrigation systems by way of scouting and performing basic repairs.
Ensures that general maintenance practices have limited impact on the guest experience.
Performs preventative maintenance to ensure the safe and proper operation of Garden vehicles and equipment.
Maintains equipment service and repair records.
Supports the Facilities Department in ongoing facility maintenance, particularly including fountain maintenance; event set-ups and break-downs; Garden opening and closing; and major building cleaning.
Responds to Guest questions in the Garden.
Promotes safety and compliance to all Garden policies and procedures.
Oversees the training, scheduling and management of volunteers for horticultural maintenance and projects.
Performs all levels of landscape and grounds maintenance, as required.
Supports all Garden programs and events.
Active involvement in educational programs, including tours, classes and presentations.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Understands the Garden Mission Statement and supports all Garden staff, departments and Garden Leadership in pursuing and achieving institutional goals.
Understands the guest perspective and works to support and enhance the guest experience in every way.

Education and Experience 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of high school diploma and relevant landscape or horticultural maintenance experience.
Associate degree in related field and 2+ years of experience maintaining large scale properties would be ideal.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to produce a clean driving record.

Application Instructions 

Apply online here: http://dsbg.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a24xlix9vk5b

No telephone calls, please.
Top candidates will be contacted.
Position is open until filled.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.

Full Name 
Sharon Pringle