Manages installation and maintenance of plant material in the Learning Gardens and in other gardens of Chadwick Arboretum as needed including purchasing materials, site preparation, and design; participates in teaching the identification of herbaceous plant materials, management of designed landscapes, and diagnosing plant problems; designs, installs, manages, maintains and troubleshoots design areas as needed to include Learning Gardens; manages plant collection through garden inventories, labeling of plants, and selection of plant material to fulfill class needs; coordinates Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Plant Sales committee; works with vendors and places plant sale orders; manages data base of herbaceous plant materials; propagates and grows annuals and tropicals for sale; coordinates and develops theme and educational displays at the sale; develops, coordinates, and delivers educational programs including tours, workshops, and semester long courses for undergraduate students, volunteers, Master Gardeners and the general public; serves as liaison to integrate the Learning Gardens into other programs and undergraduate courses in collaboration with faculty instructors and teaching assistants; serves as liaison with other units in the University that can integrate the Learning Gardens into programs (e.g. General Biology Program, Landscape Architecture, Art Education, Medical School, etc.); participates in Chadwick Arboretum outreach events such as Open House, garden tours, plant sales, etc.; hires, trains, supervises, and manages work schedules of student workers; coordinates and supervises volunteer activities in the Learning Gardens.
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable expertise in temperate zone woody and herbaceous plants; experience supervising/managing employees and volunteers.
Previous landscape design experience; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and web site development.
Target Salary: $15.51 - $17.74 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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