Job Public Horticulture

Groundskeeper

posted February 2, 2018
apply by May 16, 2018

Description

The Groundskeeper works year round/ full time as a part of the Blithewold Horticultural Staff. This key member physically works using a broad range of landscape practices and techniques in order to achieve the highest standards of horticulture. The position reports to and works under the Director of Horticulture.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Perform a wide range of horticultural task including, but not limited to planting,mulching,watering,weeding,pruning and mowing.
-Perform landscape construction including,but not limited to grading,installation of paths,creating planting beds and irrigation.
- Operation of trade-associated hand tools and power equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
-Engaging and educating visitors to promote Blithewold's mission.
-Perform other miscellaneous duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

-Minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on, relevant horticultural work.
-An equivalent combination of skills,education and experience may be considered.
-Demonstrate a strong knowledge of landscape maintenance.
-Proficient in operating and knowledge of safe operating procedures for various types of landscape maintenance equipment.
-Strong work ethic.
-Must be able to lift,carry and move 50 lbs.
-Must be able to bend, squat,kneel,stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work outdoors in all seasonal extremes.
Valid Driver's license.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefit package, including Individual/ Family Health and Dental Plan, 4 % Employer Match Retirement Program after one year, and Paid Vacation,Sick and Holidays.

Application Requirements

E-mail resume including a letter of intent and the names of 3 references with phone numbers to Fred Perry, Director of Horticulture fperry@blithewold.org.

Contact

Fred Perry, fperry@blithewold.org or 401-254-6962