Grounds For Sculpture
  • Hamilton Township, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life, ADD, LTD, 403b, Paid Time Off


Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full time Horticulture Assistant to join the horticulture team.  Under the direction of the Horticulturist. The Horticulture Assistant will be responsible to provide logistical support to Horticulture projects and programs while maintaining gardening and grounds responsibilities.  The position requires working with and supervising contractors and volunteers and engaging the public.

Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for Maintaining the park to GFS standard of excellence for horticulture, problem solve to address issues and communicate issues to the Horticulturist.
  • Pruning, planting, watering, clean-up, and various gardening and grounds duties all other horticulture and grounds duties.
  • Run, repair, and supervise irrigation system with direction from Horticulturist.
  • Assist with supervision and communication of contractors and volunteers.
  • Provide mentorship to interns through support and sharing of skills, knowledge, and experience. Always striving to be a positive role model.
  • Assist in sculpture installation needs with Exhibitions Department and scheduling/performing required projects.
  • Assist with research, coordination, and logistics of horticulture projects.
  • Serve as an ambassador for Grounds For Sculpture to help foster a culture of inclusion for all members, donors, volunteers, and guests.
  • Assist in Greenhouse and nursery stock management.
  • Lead and facilitate garden tours and assist with special events.
  • Responsible for creating and presenting Horticulture related workshops in collaboration with the Education and Engagement team.
  • Continuous monitoring of park and "Sculpture Along the Way" to identify needs, safety concerns, and plant health issues Landscaper now care for this.
  • Assist in training of staff and docents on GFS's living assets.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills

  • Scientific understanding of horticulture discipline
  • Able to work independently or in a highly collaborative environment, embracing teamwork and high productivity
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting to large groups
  • Resourceful in completing projects in time/cost effective manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the demonstrated ability to represent an organization, both internally and externally, with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy is also required
  • Ability to build relationships with volunteers, staff and guests, and be a passionate advocate for the organization

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of horticulture experience
  • Minimum Associates degree or certification from qualified program
  • NJ Pesticide License preferred
  • Drivers License required
  • Experience with commercial irrigation systems and ability to master use
  • Knowledge of horticulture best practices
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions
  • Occasional weekends and evenings required

 

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