Native Landscape Technician

Organization

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Job status

Job Category

Job Type

Job Duration

Job Compensation Type

Remote

No

Contact Name

Stephen Benigno

Contact Email

sbenigno@houstonarboretum.org

Location

Houston, TX
United States

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center seeks a Native Landscape Technician to work with conservation staff and volunteers to develop, maintain, and enhance ecologically landscaped garden beds and assist with the native plant grow-out program. This is a full-time exempt position, base schedule Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.

Summary

Responsibilities:

  • Physically perform general landscape maintenance including planting, seeding, weeding, watering, fertilizing,
    mulching, edging, raking, blowing, spraying, pruning, and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist with the development of aesthetic designs and layouts of garden areas.
  • Assist with native plant nursery management, involving grow-out of plants from seed or cuttings.
  • Operate small equipment including utility vehicles, brush cutters, blowers, string strimmer, edgers, and others as
    needed.
  • Lead volunteers in daily activities and assume responsibility for the safety and security of volunteers under his/her supervision.
  • Collaborate with the Conservation staff to identify and develop ecological gardening projects appropriate for
    volunteer groups and staff.
  • Assist with other operations and occasional staff-wide events as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Degree from accredited institution in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Science or related fields is preferred.
  • In lieu of not possessing a degree, two or more years of verifiable experience working in horticulture, conservation, native plant establishment, and/or invasive species management.
  • Knowledge of conservation horticulture practices such as: weeding, pruning and installing plants, and operation
    of associated equipment.
  • Working knowledge of plant ID skills of native and invasive species in the Houston area.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team-oriented environment, as well as ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills; highly motivated.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Basic knowledge in PC based Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Read the full job description and apply at https://houstonarboretum.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Compensation Information

$18-20/hour