Greenhouse Horticulturist - Botanical Gardens $55k-$60k to start, with relocation.


Sarasota, FL 34326
United States

Category
Industry
Horticulture
Experience Required
Yes
Pay
To $60,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
Join the team at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota!
 
The greenhouse horticulturist will be responsible for the complete care of a portion of our glasshouse collection.
 
This collection consists of approximately 13,000 specimens containing the world’s largest scientifically documented collection of epiphytes- plants that live in the tree canopy- including orchids, bromeliads, aroids, gesneriads, ferns, and many other groups of exotic plants.
 
The greenhouse horticulturist will work directly with the VP for Greenhouse Horticulture, collaborate with other Horticulturists, and supervise a team of dedicated volunteers in caring for our collection.
 
Other duties include plant propagation, accurately maintaining plant records, monitoring greenhouse systems, managing greenhouse sanitation, and providing media and educational content on request. 
 
Job Requirements
Join this dynamic team with the following experience:

● Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field preferred (additional experience is fine in lieu of a degree)

● Minimum of three years of significant experience in greenhouse and/or nursery production
required

● Relevant experience in tropical horticulture specifically epiphytes is preferred

● Knowledge of proper horticultural practices and experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance is highly desired

● Solid plant identification is required

● Must hold a valid Florida Pesticide Applicators License or be able to obtain one within 6 months
of employment

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Strong time management skills and able to switch gears as necessary
● Focused on high quality controls to ensure horticultural excellence
● Must be able to sustain moderate physical exertion with a full range of body motion for lifting
up to 50 lbs.
● Ability to operate hand and power garden equipment
● Ability to work weekends to meet the Gardens’ horticultural needs




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