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Tyler Arboretum-Rhododendron Gardener-Mon, 08/19/2019 - 10:43am

Rhododendron Gardener


Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media , PA 19063

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Job Description 

Rhododendron Gardener: Non-Exempt, Part time. Reports to the Director of Horticulture.
Position Description:
Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the Wister Rhododendron collection, including perennial borders and groundcover plantings, gardens, trees and historic collections. Additional responsibilities include equipment maintenance, building maintenance and working with volunteers.

Work Environment
-General work on the Arboretum’s grounds
-Requires frequent and prolonged equipment use, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
-Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds
-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler
Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Maintain turf, woody and herbaceous plant materials, signage and labeling in excellent horticultural and aesthetic condition.
-Provide design support and plant selection to the Arboretum garden elements and master plan.
-Assist in the maintenance of all grounds maintenance equipment and support tools.
-Assist in maintaining all interpretive signage, both temporary and permanent, throughout this collection.
-Assist the Education Department with setup, materials and teaching at the direction of the Director of Horticulture.
-Supervise summer, part-time, interns and volunteers as required.
-Occasional Weekend, Evening and Holiday work required.
-Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience 

-Minimum of a BS or equivalent training in horticulture or a related field
- 3-5 years working experience
-Valid State issued motor vehicle operator's license and insurability
-PA Pesticide Applicator's License

Application Instructions 

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Karkowski, References will be requested following initial interview. Tyler Arboretum~ 515 Painter Road ~ Media, PA 19063

Full Name 
Mike Karkowski