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San Diego Botanic Garden-Gardener-Tue, 11/05/2019 - 5:22pm



San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas
Encinitas , CA 92024

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Job Description 

This is a part-time Gardener position, working 24-30 hours/week and reports to the Horticulture Manager. This position is responsible for performing activities related to the care and maintenance of the gardens, landscape and grounds. Must be available to work some weekends and occasional evening shifts. The hourly rate for this position begins at $15.00.

Duties & Responsibilities 

• Perform all needed horticultural activities, including but not limited to: planting, pruning, fertilizing, watering, weeding, mulching, and pesticide applications, pest control and garden cleanup.
• Operate and maintain hand tools, power tools (chain saw, blower, lawnmower, and string trimmer), electric carts, tractors and other equipment.
• Assist with the maintenance and installation of irrigation systems.
• Assist with the care and maintenance of plants in the Garden nursery.
• Assist in the setup and take down of tables, chairs, and other equipment for classes, workshops, meetings and events, as needed.
• Assist with other SDBG activities and tasks when needed.
• Possess a general knowledge of plants and their culture.
• Ability to be a team player and work well with other staff and volunteers.
• Ability to be courteous and helpful to all garden visitors, at all times.

Education and Experience 

• College-level course work in horticulture and allied fields is preferred

Application Instructions 

To apply for an open position, please forward resume and letter of interest to

Full Name 
Jill Gardner