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Horticulturist

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Horticulturist

Job Qualifications

—Horticultural Skills—
Advanced knowledge of all forms of maintenance operations: planting, irrigating, weeding, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, aerating, turf renovation, mowing, edging, mulching, soil building, composting, arboriculture, pest control, and propagation
Advanced horticultural knowledge
Safely operates and maintains all types of tools and equipment, including mowers, blowers, weed-whips, power hedge shears, gopher traps, and hand tools
Experience in public gardens
Appreciation and knowledge of MCBG Collections
Good record-keeping skills
Ability to meet goals in a timely manner
Other tasks may be assigned as necessary

—Leadership—
Incumbent must exemplify a problem-solving attitude that supports MCBG
Works cooperatively with others as a member of the garden team
Trains and directs garden volunteers and interns in all forms of horticulture and maintenance operations
Leads tours and/or makes presentations to visitors

—Physical Demands—
Able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, and bend, squat, kneel, reach, walk, and prune for extended periods of time
Must be willing and physically able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
Occasional work around hazardous materials and equipment.

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Position Application

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) is a nonprofit botanical garden with a unique location on the Pacific Coast. Each year, more than 86,000 people experience the wonder of nature at the Gardens. Display Collections, Taxonomic Collections, and Ecological Conservation Collections are interwoven in a diverse garden exhibit that includes pine forests shrouded in mist, brilliantly colored dahlia and begonia collections, woodlands of rhododendrons magnolias and camellias, a perennial garden that blooms year-round, and dramatic ocean bluffs with crashing waves.

The Gardens’ work environment is built on teamwork, making sure our guests have an inspiring experience, and working hard in busy conditions.

TO APPLY please submit a cover letter along with a resume to MCBG Garden Manager, Jaime Jensen at gardenmanager@gardenbythesea.org. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Reviewing of resumes will begin on January 7, 2022, and those resumes will receive priority.