Senior Gardener- Conservation
Gardens is seeking a professional horticulturist for our Conservation Discovery
Garden. Under the supervision of the director of horticulture the senior gardener
will be responsible for the care of all horticultural aspects of the landscapes
in his or her area. This area contains several acres of re-created tallgrass
prairie landscapes, naturalistic perennial gardens, and several annual color
The senior gardener will need to work cooperatively with other senior gardeners
in the holistic care of the botanical garden landscapes, special projects,
annual tasks, and events. Like other
employees at Lauritzen Gardens, this senior gardener will be expected to
participate in other duties as assigned including, but not limited to: snow
removal, as a parking lot attendant during festivals, weekend or overtime work
as needed, special event staffing, etc.
Essential Candidate Qualifications/Experience:
- The senior
gardener must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in
horticulture/landscape maintenance and an additional 3 years experience in
a professional garden setting.
professional must have excellent horticultural skills and be able to
maintain the landscapes and plants under his or her care to the highest
- This senior
gardener must work well under intense pressure, close scrutiny, and
- He or
she must possess excellent leadership skills, time management, and the
ability to delegate appropriately.
pest and disease identification and treatment skills. IPM experience is a
organizational, multi-tasking, and year-ahead planning skills.
- He or
she must be comfortable supervising gardeners, interns, and volunteers on
a daily basis.
is a hands on job and the candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs safely,
stand, squat, kneel 8 hours a day, and work safely in intensely hot or
must be willing to get pesticide applicator certification within 6 months
of starting the job.
- He or
she must be willing and able to apply chemical pesticides, herbicides,
fungicides, and fertilizers in a safe an appropriate manner.
Wage based on experience
No relocation expenses provided
For inquiries and to submit
resumes please contact Brenda Norton, director
of human resources at (402) 346-4002, ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the job
position you are applying for in your email.