McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park seeks Horticulturist

The McGovern Centennial Gardens (MCG) in Hermann Park is a unique display garden and destination, free to the public, open daily, and available for special events on occasion. It is a place of beauty designed to stimulate learning and a love of gardens in an urban setting. The full-time Horticulturist will join a dedicated staff responsible for the daily operation of the garden, to ensure the highest standards of landscape displays, and to implement environmentally responsible maintenance practices. Responsibilities include: physically performing general garden maintenance, including planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, spraying, pruning, pest control, trimming, trash removal, etc.; supervising gardeners, volunteers, and interns assigned to the area while contributing to a team effort and collaborating with and assist maintenance staff as necessary; establishing and meeting project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis under the guidance of the Director of Horticulture; and training and developing gardeners and seasonal employees/volunteers to increase their knowledge of plant materials and landscape maintenance. Applications for this position will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. This position reports directly to the Director of Horticulture for the Centennial Garden, Jane Curtis. Interested applicants should submit the following via e-mail to jcurtis@hermannpark.org: (a) cover letter explaining interest in the position, (b) current resume, and (c) two references including contact information. No phone calls. Full job description: Horticulturist 2.2.16.