Full-Time Gardener

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas

Job Type: Horticulture
Closing date: 11/30/2020

Job Description: 

Full-Time Gardener
Horticulture
Gardens Manager
Full Time, Non-exempt
5 days per week: 7:00am – 3:30pm depending on season. Saturday required. $10.00 – $12.50 per hour

Texas Discovery Gardens is where children and adults discover and learn to sustain the natural world. Our vision is for every visitor to leave with the knowledge and desire to emulate our sustainable practices at home. If you love plants and people and have experience caring for gardens, we want to talk to you!

Job Summary

The Gardener will perform routine horticultural maintenance on shrubs, trees, irrigation systems, and in lawn areas, water gardens, and perennial planting beds. Occasional greenhouse weeding and repotting to prepare for plant sales. Off-site installations will occasionally be required.

Duties and Functions:

* Mowing, edging, weeding, planting, watering and other routine horticultural duties * Maintenance and inventory control of tools, equipment, and supplies
* May occasionally supervise volunteers in the gardens
* Participate in training/meetings as required

* Flexibility in work schedule for evening or weekend commitments * Performs other duties as assigned

Qualification Standards
Education & Experience:
* Associates Degree in a related major, High School Education or GED
* One year of landscape maintenance or professional gardening preferred but not required
* Familiarity with horticultural tasks such as watering, pruning, fertilizing, planting, transplanting
* Knowledge of biologically-friendly garden pest control preferred but not required
* Knowledge of plants native to the North Texas area preferred but not required
* Valid Texas Department Class C Drivers License or ability to acquire license within six months of employment

Physical requirements:

  • *  Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time

  • *  Tolerance of primarily an outdoor work environment. Exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions,

    including extreme temperature fluctuations, high humidity, dust, and allergens

  • *  Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of

    force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects

  • *  Ability to perform physically strenuous work assignments on a regular basis

    Mental requirements:
    * Ability to work independently and stay on task
    * Ability to follow and give specific written and oral instructions with close attention to detail
    * Knowledge of greenhouse maintenance tools and equipment and their use preferred but not required * Ability to speak and write in English
    * Ability to learn new tasks readily

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I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE JOB DESCRIPTION AS STATED ABOVE AND ACCEPT THAT ANY OF THE TASKS MAY BE MODIFIED OR CHANGED. I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR KNOWING THE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION. I CAN PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB AS LISTED ABOVE, WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. I ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXPECTATIONS.

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Employee signature and date Supervisor signature and date

  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • 11/30/2020
  • HR
  • DDavis@txdg.org
  • 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX, 75210

  • https://txdg.org

Contact Info

HR
DDavis@txdg.org
https://txdg.org