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Chatfield Farms Gardener

Denver Botanic Gardens
Littleton, CO 80123
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Job Summary: Performs a full range of horticultural support to the Horticulture department by applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant collections, landscapes and seasonal displays, to ensure the highest horticulture standards and visitor experience. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures. This position will work weekends.

Career Type: Full-time

Compensation: $15.50 per hour

Qualifications/Experience: Minimum of one year's experience in a horticultural/garden maintenance setting. Basic understanding of correct horticultural practices, experience in all aspects of routine garden maintenance, including but not limited to planting, watering, weed identification and control. Solid plant identification skills and experience with cultural requirements of herbaceous and woody plants essential. Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience with all horticultural hand tools and basic machinery. Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses appropriate horticultural techniques with an understanding of plant cultural requirements.
  • Uses appropriate safety procedures.
  • Completes assigned daily/weekly/monthly tasks including but not limited to weeding, mulching, watering, planting, pruning, dead heading and seed collection on a regular basis including weekends as scheduled or required.
  • Practices Integrated Pest Management when dealing with plant disease, nutrition, and insect problems.
  • Maintains paths, beds and common areas free of weeds, debris, and litter.
  • Supplies supervisor with plant related documentation, as necessary.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with all departments, managers, co-workers, volunteers, and others to assure highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors, providing courteous, accurate responses to all inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management, including but not limited to snow removal in the winter.
  • Participates in special events as needed. Duties may include but not limited to assisting with set-up, teardown and cleanup.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Posted: 2021-01-28 Expires: 2021-02-28

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Chatfield Farms Gardener

Denver Botanic Gardens
Littleton, CO 80123

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