SUMMARY: Assists in the maintenance of the Botanical Garden areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned):
Maintains and cares for plants, vegetation, trees, and grounds for the Botanical garden areas.
Prunes and trims trees and shrubs as needed and/or on a seasonal basis.
Monitors mulch; adds new mulch as needed and keeps beds weed-free.
Replaces unhealthy plants with new plants.
Monitors plant nutrition and pest activity; schedules, prepares, and applies fertilizers and pesticides; calibrates fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide applicators.
Operates and maintains, through minor repairs, common horticultural machines, and irrigation systems.
Irrigation of plant materials in the garden.
Operates horticulture equipment including but not limited to City Park vehicles.
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Louisiana State Pesticide Certification preferred
A valid Louisiana driver's license.
Knowledge of irrigation systems and repairs helpful.
Knowledge of Southern Louisiana plant material
Apply by visiting https://neworleanscitypark.com/info/work-with-us