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NOVA Horticulture is Hiring a Full Time Horticulturist!

We are hiring a full time horticulturist! 

For the full job posting and to apply for this job please go to the link below:

https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/37690 

Working Title Horticulturist
Position Number 28001033
Agency Northern VA Community College
Work Location Loudoun – 107
Hiring Range $45,000 – $55,000
Work Schedule Full time.  Forty hours per week

Please apply now!

Job Open Date 09/03/2021
Job Close Date 10/03/2021

Job Description:

To support the Horticulture Technology Program and maintain its classrooms/laboratories, greenhouse, teaching areas and other facilities.
Duties and Tasks: Maintain the greenhouses, classroom/laboratories, assist with crop scheduling, handle sales, handle ordering of program supplies, handle Program budget and Horticulture Club budget, maintain student lists, assist with laboratories, provide one-on-one assistance to students as needed. Serve as Horticulture Club treasurer. Maintain computer controls and performs research on crops as needed.
Essential Functions: Maintaining all facilities and teaching areas; assist with labs; maintain safety in labs and with all chemicals and horticulture products; handle all orders and budgets; maintain Horticulture Club finances; supervise, schedule P-14’s, student hires, work study students, and volunteers.

NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Morven Park

Morven Park has an open position for a Horticulturist!

For more information please go to:   https://www.morvenpark.org/about/employment.html

A brief description is below:

HORTICULTURIST

Position: Maintenance Team Member | Regular full-time, non-exempt | Reports to: Director of Buildings and Grounds

Position Summary: The horticulturist seeds and maintains the flowers, trees and green spaces on the grounds and facilities owned and operated by the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, Inc.  The position requires weekend and after-hour event support, property security, and emergency maintenance repairs.  The ideal candidate must be able to self-motivate, multi-task, and safely operate maintenance equipment. Work is subject to environmental conditions, extreme cold and heat, noise, vibration and working in hazardous conditions.

To apply, send a resume to MorvenParkEmployment@MorvenPark.org

Department of Parks and Recreation (Arlington)

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has three (3) vacancies for experienced dedicated Urban Foresters to promote, manage, and protect Arlington County’s environmental urban forestry initiatives and programs. These professionals will work collaboratively with a diverse staff and community.  Additionally, they will have an opportunity to contribute their expertise to DPR’s continued success in receiving the Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation, a recognition for having a healthy and sustainable urban forestry program. Click on link for further details.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/3135235/urban-forester-multiple-vacancies?keywords=forester&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Job Description: Garden & Landscape Technician

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1804, the property includes 20 historic structures on 400 acres of grounds, including a 4.5-acre English style garden, and 8 miles of multi-purpose trails. Our goal is to give visitors world-class experiences in education, history, research, conservation and in the enjoyment of the natural northern Virginia landscape through numerous events.

Revenue is secured through donations and memberships, trail, grounds and house tours, events and weddings, educational and interpretation programs, Airbnb and annual rentals and a modest endowment. The combination of these revenue sources allows us to maintain the property and structures and tell its historic story. Continue reading Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Gardens and Landscape Part-time Summer 2021 Position

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has openings for a paid summer position that may have the potential of fulfilling an internship requirement for undergraduates in horticulture or related fields. This position offers practical, hands-on training to students interested in a career working in public and/or historic gardens or landscapes, as well as critical insight into the challenges that these spaces face. Candidates are expected to be dependable and highly motivated, and will have the opportunity to work alongside the gardeners in all areas of the Mount Vernon landscape, including the historic gardens and grounds, and the museum and Fred W. Smith Memorial Library landscapes. Exposure to adverse weather conditions such as heat and humidity is to be expected, as well as strenuous physical activity, (but we also find time for a few fun activities!). This position is for a 32-hour week for 15 weeks, from 6:30am-3:00pm, including one weekend day. Duties are as follows, but not limited to:

· Planting, fertilizing, watering, and staking annuals, vegetables, and perennials

· Weeding and mulching

· Assisting gardeners with pruning grapes and ornamental vines, shrubs, and fruit trees

· Dead-heading and seed collecting of perennials and annuals

· Harvesting produce

· Operating irrigation systems

· Using hand tools and operating mowers, string trimmers, and blowers

 

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by May 1st to: Leslie Bird, Historic Gardens and Landscape Manager at lbird@mountvernon.org