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The National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking candidates for the positions of Full Time Gardeners in both Allerton and McBryde Gardens. 

 

Summary:

 

This position requires the skills and/or ability to learn the skills, practices, and procedures of landscape management and maintenance. Qualified applicant will have a strong desire to care for plants and plant collections in a world class botanical garden setting. Must possess good communication and team work  skills. Experience with native Hawaiian plants, edible crops and/or display gardens a plus.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • General Plant Collection Maintenance: water, fertilize, weed, prune, and stake plants. Willing and able to apply organic and chemical fertilizers. Able to evaluate needs of plants and make recommendations on improving garden plant care practices.
  • Operate a variety of garden power tools including lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and others.
  • Practice good planting practices, and remove plants as needed. Monitor new plantings to ensure the highest survival rate possible.
  • Perform lawn maintenance by mowing and/or weed eating.
  • Keep collections weed free and pest free as possible through applied Integrated Pest Management practices when feasible. When necessary must be able willing to apply herbicides and pesticides
  • Control weeds in landscaped and other designated areas through physical, mechanical and chemical methods.
  • Keep all areas of the garden looking neat and well kept and debris free.
  • Maintain all garden tools and vehicles responsibly, and in a safe manner. Must keep tools and vehicles clean and in good working order.
  • Assist visitors, researchers and other garden guests as needed.
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by garden management.
  • Must be able to work outdoors for long hours in a variety of weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and bend, kneel on the ground and stretch above your head.

 

Deadline to apply:  Open until filled

Information

  • Posted On

    September 5, 2019
  • Closing Date

    January 1, 1970
  • Organization

    National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Location

    National Tropical Botanical Garden, South Shore
  • Position Type

    Full Time
For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at ntbg.org, contact us at 8083327324 or via email at hr@ntbg.org.

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