Director of Horticulture


Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
From $82,000 To $95,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

Bok Tower Gardens, a National Historic Landmark celebrating its 90th anniversary, is looking to fill the position of Director of Horticulture. This Olmsted designed meditative garden and wildlife sanctuary was created as a public garden surrounded by high pine forest and agricultural lands in the heart of Central Florida. The Director manages a department of 23 staff in horticulture, conservation and plant records in the care and maintenance of over 700 acres including: historic gardens, adjoining estate house and garden; newly built edible garden, ecosystem gardens, and nature play garden; preserve lands and agricultural lands; support nursery and greenhouses. The Gardens is a member of the Center for Plant Conservation since 1986 and is in a critical region with over 48 rare endemics. This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates with a background in design, science, historic preservation, and natural areas management. The Gardens strategic focus is horticulture as art, visitor experience, and experiential learning.

Job Requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
• Must understand horticultural practices, landscape maintenance, public garden operations and function
• Drafting and design experience required
• General mechanical and construction knowledge required
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including effective presentation, negotiation, and problems solving skills
• Self-starter, creative, persuasive, and goal oriented
• Organized and detail oriented
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and across departments
• Ability to work independently and lead team members effectively
• Ability to work a flexible schedule
• Ability to work under deadline pressure
• Ability to work with and supervise a diverse staff and volunteer group; ability to collaborate across departments and provide leadership and support as required on special events
• Proficiency in Windows PC software

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Master Degree in Plant Science field and/or minimum of seven years experience in horticulture and arboriculture practices and management is required.

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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales FL 33853-3470
United States
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