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Position:          Staff Horticulturist
Supervisor:     Director of Horticulture
Category:        Full-time, hourly
Pay Rate:         $10-12/hour 
Hours:             Typically Tuesday-Saturday with occasional Sunday programs


The staff horticulturist performs a variety of horticultural duties contributing to 1) the operation of the native plant greenhouse/nursery, 2) the development and maintenance of the gardens and natural habitats on the property, and 3) public education and outreach about native plant conservation, preservation of biological diversity, and the role Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center plays in support of these efforts.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Propagate native plants from seed as well as vegetative cuttings.

  • Cultivate and upgrade seedlings and smaller plants for sale in the nursery as well as for placement on the property. Tasks include irrigation, fertilization, pruning, and weed control.

  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of gardens and restored habitats on the property, including the planting and care of native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.

  • Participate in invasive exotic plant control.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of the spring and fall native plant sales.

  • Maintain and organize greenhouse and nursery.

  • Maintain horticultural tools and equipment.

  • Work closely with greenhouse/nursery volunteers to propagate, pot, and upgrade nursery stock.

  • Work closely with garden volunteers to establish and maintain gardens and natural habitats.

  • Work with Director of Horticulture to develop public education programs to promote knowledge of native plants and understanding of native plant habitats.

  • Update and maintain digital records of inventory and other horticultural data.

  • Participate in promotional events related to horticultural activities at Reflection Riding.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in horticulture or related field. A minimum of three years of full-time experience in the field of horticulture may be substituted for the education requirement. Some specific knowledge of native plants and their care is highly preferable.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

This position is physically demanding. Carrying bags of soil, transferring mulch, planting, and heavy lifting are all regular aspects of this position. Work is primarily outdoors, therefore, the candidate must also have the ability to work in a variety of conditions including heat, cold, rain, and snow. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

How to Apply

Send personal statement and resume to [email protected] by July 20th.

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