The Fort Worth Botanic Garden seeks a highly-qualified person to oversee management and maintenance of its historic rose garden and staff. This person will be responsible to supervise staff in planting and maintaining at the highest possible standard the shrubs, roses, perennials, and annuals within the rose garden. Responsibilities include maintaining plant records, selecting and installing plants for permanent and seasonal displays, managing disease and insect infestations including rose rosette disease (RRD), supervising and training staff and volunteers, and maintaining equipment, irrigation systems, and water features.
The salary range for this position is $41,510.08-$51,887.61/year. The City of Fort Worth offers several dental and health insurance options from which to choose.
1. Maintain shrubs, roses, perennials, and annuals within the rose garden, to include plant installation, mulching, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pruning.
2. Create and maintain records specific to planting, pesticide application, resource procurement, purchasing, and the botanical collection.
3. Ensure the highest standards of landscape displays.
4. Select and install plants for permanent and seasonal displays in assigned areas.
5. Monitor the quality and health of the permanent plants and seasonal displays in assigned areas.
6. Apply pesticides, biological controls, and fertilizers as required for best growth of plants using IPM approach as much as possible.
7. Manage Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) in the rose garden.
8. In cooperation with the Field Operations Supervisor, schedule all work in assigned areas.
9. Supervise and train assigned staff, volunteers, and community service workers.
10. Support curatorial efforts, including providing taxonomical information, input to plant records database, plant labeling, and participating in annual plant inventories.
11. Use and maintain assigned equipment, tools, vehicles, and irrigation systems.
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of five years of responsible experience in the field of horticulture, garden management, or landscape maintenance is required. Experience in a rose garden is preferred.
All applicants must apply online on the City of Fort Worth’s website, which can be accessed through the following link:
Closing date of 2/19/19