Horticulturist (full time, non-exempt)
Reports to: Senior Horticulturist
Supervisory Responsibility: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Full Time Position: 40 hours per week, health/dental/retirement/short-term and long-term disability benefits, paid holidays, paid time off
Position Summary: The Horticulturist will work with the Senior Horticulturist who is responsible for maintenance and continuing development of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces (TFT). This position will also be expected to work alongside volunteers.
Primary duties of this position include:
• Maintains all TFT plant collections and plantings, including weeding, pruning, hedging, deadheading, fertilizing, mulching, etc.
• Assists in the maintenance of all TFT garden features, ranging from water features to sidewalks and grit pathways to irrigation systems
o Use of gardening equipment is a regular part of this job
• Assists in the proper documentation of all new plantings, removals or deaths
o Also assists in placing out accession tags and display labels
• Is an essential team member who performs changeouts of seasonal displays, both in-ground and in containers
• Assists in pest management and disease prevention, including the occasional use of pesticides
• Performs physical gardening work that is associated as part of a routine outdoor job in horticulture in the south-central U.S.
• Maintains and conveys a working level knowledge of ornamental plants, including trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous perennials, annual bedding plants, and tropicals
• Is expected to project appropriate professional abilities and behavior at all times as a full time staff member
Required Skills, Experience & Education: Qualifications for this position include a 2-year or 4-year degree in horticulture or a closely related field, or at least 2 years’ experience working in a recognized public garden or similar venue. Knowledge of general horticultural principles, landscape management techniques, botanical nomenclature, and ornamental plant identification (annual bedding plants, bulbs, tropical tender perennials, hardy herbaceous perennials, shrubs, roses, hardy and tropical flowering vines, and trees) is crucial. Experience with irrigation systems is desired. Must be able to work with volunteers. Applicants must be able to work outdoors under environmental conditions typical to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Abilities to lift 50 pounds and handle typical landscape maintenance equipment (small tractor, mowers, tillers, string-trimmers, pruning/cutting equipment, and hand tools) are critical. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing. Occasional use of pesticides will be required, and candidate will be expected to obtain and maintain an Oklahoma certified pesticide license.
How to apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume and list three references (contact information only) to Dustin Stoll via email@example.com. Applications must be received by March 29, 2019. It is desired that the candidate start work at Tulsa Botanic Garden by May 1, 2019.