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HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT  

  

Senior Gardener, Production Grower 

   

A small greenhouse operation (8,000 square feet) is seeking a qualified individual to control the propagation and production of annual spring and summer crops, vegetables, and seasonal specialty crops.  


Essential Candidate Qualifications/Experience: 

  • At least three years in a greenhouse production setting.
  • Proven track record in crop timing and production of the finest quality finished plants.
  • Proven experience in poinsettia, pot mum, and forced bulbs production.
  • Insect and disease identification and proper treatment.
  • Thorough understanding of appropriate greenhouse chemicals and their safe application.
  • Understanding and high standard of greenhouse sanitation.
  • Thorough record keeping.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and year-ahead planning skills. 
  • Must be able to work cooperatively within a team.
  • Must be able to obtain a pesticide applicator's license within 6 months of employment.
  • He or she must be comfortable supervising subordinates on a daily basis.


For inquiries and to submit resumes please contact Laura Kastl, director of human resources at 402-346-4002 ext 201 or l.kastl@omahabotanicalgardens.org.

  

  

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

  

Volunteer Coordinator 

   

The volunteer coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating the volunteer program of Lauritzen Gardens.  This full-time position reports to the director of education. Some weekends required. 

  

Build and maintain a corps of volunteers 

  

          Implement and evaluate volunteer recruitment strategies 

          Respond to inquiries from individuals and groups interested in volunteering 

          Interview, screen, assess, place and orient new volunteers 

          Supervise, motivate, evaluate and recognize volunteers 

          Maintain system to track volunteer service hours and compile monthly reports of volunteer activities 

          Continually assess needs for volunteers 

  

Volunteer development and training 

  

          Plan and implement a regular series of volunteer update meetings 

          Develop training for specific volunteers needs (such as tour guides) 

          Maintain and update volunteer handbook 

  

Scheduling 

  

          Work with staff to place volunteers according to programmatic needs and volunteer interests/talents 

          Recruit volunteers for special events and festivals 

  

Manage education department registration 

  

          Receive and process registrations, confirmations, payments, refunds, etc. for classes, workshops, camps and other offerings of the education department. 

  

 

Essential Candidate Qualifications/Experience: 

  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Three years experience in volunteer management
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 


For inquiries and to submit resumes please contact Laura Kastl, director of human resources at 402-346-4002 ext 201 or l.kastl@omahabotanicalgardens.org. 
 

  

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