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Gardener - Seasonal

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO 80206
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Job Summary: Performs a full range of horticultural support to the Horticulture department by applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant collections, landscapes and seasonal displays, to ensure the highest horticulture standards and visitor experience. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Career Type: Seasonal - Full-time

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Qualifications/Experience: Minimum of one year's experience in a horticultural/garden maintenance setting. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices, experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to: planting, watering, weed identification and control. Solid plant identification skills and experience with cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants essential. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience with all horticultural hand tools and basic machinery. Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques with an understanding of plant cultural requirements.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Completes assigned daily/weekly/monthly tasks including but not limited to weeding, mulching, watering, planting, pruning, dead heading and seed collection on a regular basis including weekends as scheduled or required.
  • Practices Integrated Pest Management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition and insect problems.
  • Maintains paths, beds and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Supplies supervisor with plant related documentation as necessary.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with all departments, managers, co-workers, volunteers and others to assure highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors, providing courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including but not limited to snow removal in the winter.
  • Participates in special events as needed, including but not limited to Spring Plant Sale, Fete des Fleur, Fall Plant & Bulb Sale. Duties may include but not limited to assisting with set-up, teardown and cleanup.

Posted: 2021-02-20 Expires: 2021-03-24

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