Landscape Manager and Horticulturist

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Primary responsibilities:

       Oversee the upkeep and appearance of BGH grounds, including turfgrass areas and vegetation management

       Competently supervise grounds technicians, interns, and volunteers

       Work with Horticulture Managers to repair and upgrade irrigation system

       Coordinating with Facilities Manager, take the lead in executing basic maintenance of landscape maintenance machinery and fleet and hand tools  

       Facilitate a culture of safety

       Hand digging as needed

       Routine inspection and reporting of grounds-related issues and opportunities for landscape enhancements

       Work with Director of Horticulture, Display Horticulture Manager, and other Horticulture Managers to implement garden infrastructure, hardscape, and display bed improvement projects

       Ordering supplies as needed

       Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, and be able to demonstrate this on their cover letter
● Supervisory experience is preferred
● Proven ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a team
● Strong organizational and safety skills
● Ability to regularly lift 50+ pounds unassisted
● Proficient and innovative with landscape equipment and tools
● Horticulture or related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience