Job Description: Looking for an assistant land steward to perform horticulture duties on a twenty+ acre estate that is home to traditional landscaping elements along with pocket meadows, pond, stream, and native plant installation. A positive attitude, industrious individual and ability to work independently or with those as part of a larger collaborative group are key to this team. This position requires someone with an eye for detail, a passion for plants, protecting ecosystems, and cultivating a piece of the world for future generations to enjoy.
Position Type: Full time position. Monday through Friday. Weekend work is not typical however some weekends may be required.
Compensation: Hourly rate ranges from $17-$20 per hour based on experience, with bank holidays off and an additional 5 paid vacation days.
Date available: Beginning June 2nd
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position frequently requires physical labor and the use of motorized equipment and other tools.
Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate small engine equipment such as, but not limited to string trimmers, backpack blowers and mowers.
Including but not limited to, weeding, planting, watering, pruning, mulching, seeding, mowing, string trimming and other various tasks associated with a land stewardship job.
Pond and stream management
Small engine/equipment maintenance
An applicant must have knowledge of basic horticulture skills and be able to identify plants and show an aptitude to learn new species.
Be able and willing to work in most weather conditions.
Be able and willing to lift at least 50 lbs continuously throughout a day and perform strenuous tasks.
Strong communication demonstrated through listening, follow through on tasks assigned and feedback.
Degree or certification in the field of horticulture, arboriculture, plant science or similar field, or 2+ years experience in the horticultural industry.
We are willing to train and guide the right applicant.
Must be comfortable to wade into water from ankle to hip deep for pond/stream maintenance and planting. We provide the waders.
Preferred (But not Required) Skills
Small engine knowledge
Familiarity with planting plans
Knowledge of herbicides and appropriate use
Integrated pest management