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Lauritzen Gardens -Senior Gardener-Fri, 07/26/2019 - 9:17am

Senior Gardener

Company

Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft St. Omaha
Omaha , NE 68108
US

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Job Description 

Nature of Work: This position is responsible for the overall horticultural maintenance of an assigned garden or area.

Duties:
• The Senior Gardener is responsible for all the horticultural functions involved in maintenance of the assigned areas such as:
o Design of floral displays, ordering seed, plants, etc.
o Planting, dividing, and transplanting of material
o Weeding, watering, and fertilizing
o Pruning, shaping, harvesting, and dead-heading
o Bed preparation, layout, mulching, and edging
• Operate necessary equipment such as tillers, mowers, blowers, and motor vehicles with manual transmissions
• Oversee and help train gardeners, interns, and volunteers
• Keep proper plant records and garden labeling
• Identification and reporting of any plant pests or diseases to IPM Senior Gardener

Required Skills & Abilities:
• The ability to perform standard horticultural practices including, but not limited to, those listed above
• Must have or obtain proper pesticide applicator’s license and valid driver’s license
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and accomplish strenuous work on an ongoing basis in various weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
• Must be able to communicate with the public
• Must be able to calculate and mix proper fertilizer, chemical, and pesticide formulations

• Must have dexterity and be able to dead-head plants and plant small transplants with speed and accuracy
• Ability to see small detail
• Ability to understand and follow directions

Benefits:
• Competitive salary
• Medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability when accepted by carrier.
• Vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays
• 401K available after six months of service
• Educational opportunities
• Discount at Café and gift shop

Application Instructions 

Please send resume to thaggar@omahabotanicalgardens.org

Full Name 
Tim Haggar