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Landscape Designer (BeltLine Arboretum Manager)

Job Title

Landscape Designer (BeltLine Arboretum Manager)

Job Qualifications

The BeltLine Arboretum Manager will:

Develop and implement ecologically sound urban design solutions for the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, in collaboration with Atlanta BeltLine Inc (ABI). and City of Atlanta departments.
Identify and establish other partnerships (e.g. Georgia Audubon) to collaborate on creative projects.
Represent Trees Atlanta at meetings and presentations in the community and with Atlanta Beltline Inc., as directed.
Assist with designs for other Trees Atlanta programs.
Coordinate with responsible agencies to obtain all necessary permits and authorization for landscape construction.
Prepare and present periodic reports for the above programs and activities for grants and meetings.
Hire, oversee, and advise contractors and staff on landscape construction projects, and seasonal interns as needed.
Develop annual work plan and program budgets, in conjunction with the Urban Forestry Director.
Work with Education, Outreach and Marketing Department to create programming to advance Arboretum goals, including signage, labels, and collections data.
Create, build and manage Arboretum collections in collaboration with other departments as needed.

Specific Duties
Create agenda for periodic meetings with BeltLine and Trees Atlanta staff (monthly and biweekly).
Manage BeltLine crew supervisor(s), Arboretum Collections fellow, and Arboretum intern(s).
Conduct field site assessments of ongoing work.
Assist BeltLine crew supervisors in biweekly property owner’s inspection process.
Engage neighboring properties on shared landscape issues.
Comment as requested by ABI on corridor design and on adjacent property designs.
Create work order proposals for ABI.
Provide project budget estimates, as requested by the Urban Forestry Director.
Source and secure plant material, hardscape material, tools and equipment, and other project inputs.
Design and manage Trees Atlanta landscapes and hardscapes.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field
A minimum of three years of experience is preferred.
A valid driver’s license with three years of a clean driving record.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD applications.
Experience in ecological design and solutions.
Experience in project management and landscape design.
Experience as a team player in a collaborative nonprofit work environment.
Public horticulture experience is preferred, but not required.
Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills.
Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Experience in creating construction documents and communications materials.
Understanding of ecology, urban forestry, and native plant communities.
Demonstration of design skills.

Position Application

Please submit an employment application at the following link: Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application. Please include a portfolio link or samples of previous design work with your cover letter (PDF format for attached portfolio).

COVID and Background Check Disclaimer

All final candidates will be required to pass both a criminal background check and drug screening; adverse results could impact hiring (Trees Atlanta is a participant in the Federal Drug-Free Workplace program).

As of September 1, 2021, any new employee joining the staff must be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of employment (an individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks past the last designated dose of the vaccine). New hires must also show proof of a negative COVID test within no earlier than 5 days before their start date of the first day of work and proof of COVID vaccine.