Assistant Horticulturist

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Horticulturist – Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Horticulture
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA.
REPORTS TO: Sr. Horticulturist
FLSA: Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full-time
REVISION DATE: 1/14/20

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION:

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an immediate opening for a full time Assistant Horticulturist.  This position requires hands-on gardening responsibilities for sun and shade situations and will report to Sr. Horticulturist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • General garden maintenance
  • General weed removal
  • Recognition of plant nutrition deficiencies
  • Recognition of pest infestation and damage
  • Plant transplantation
  • Planting and removal of plants
  • General garden watering needs
  • Serve as horticultural resource for the Garden
  • Work on special projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to sustain moderate physical exertion with full range of body motion for lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate hand and power garden equipment
  • Ability to apply herbicides with supervision
  • Previous experience working with the public a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Fluency in English
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate Degree in horticulture, botany or related field or two years of hands-on professional gardening experience


Email Resume to Careers at careers@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.