Assistant Horticulturist

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Horticulturist
DEPARTMENT: ABG
REPORTS TO: Horticulture Manager

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION: Plants and maintains display gardens in a manner consistent with ABG’s brand and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General garden maintenance
Recognition of plant nutrition deficiencies
Recognition of pest infestation and damage
Plant transplantation
Planting and removal of plants
Assist in maintaining an effectively run volunteer program
Serve as horticulturist resource for the Garden
Work on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates Degree in Horticulture, botany or related field or two year of hand-on professional gardening experience.
Computer literacy
Previous experience working in a public garden setting is a plus
Ability to operate hand and power garden equipment
Knowledge of or previous experience in a woodland plant setting is desired
Able to work well in a team or independent setting.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to sustain moderate physical exertion with full range of body motion for lifting up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work in all weather conditions

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to effectively respond to multiple, changing and often conflicting priorities is essential. Must be able to effectively interact with the general public and co-workers and peer professionals.

Email Resume to Susan Boulware at sboulware@atlantabg.org

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.