Company: The Horticultural Art Society
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 8, 2021
The Horticultural Art Society of Colorado Springs is a
non-profit, member-supported organization that maintains three
public gardens within a city park. The gardens include the Heritage
Garden, the Demonstration Garden, and the Pinetum, all located in
historic Monument Valley Park.
We are looking for a friendly, hardworking, knowledgeable and
self-directed person who loves gardening and interacting with
others. Being a seasonal position, working hours are 40 hours/week
during the growing season (April – October), and 20 hours/month
during the off-season (November – March).
Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
Plant, transplant, and routinely care for a wide variety of
annuals, perennials and shrubs; water and fertilize as needed;
weed, prune, groom, stake, and deadhead plants to maintain an
attractive garden appearance.
Coordinate and manage the HAS garden volunteers: supervise
volunteers in garden activities and instruct volunteers in
workplace safety and best practices.
Interact with the public: interface with visitors to the gardens
and exhibit welcoming, positive and professional behavior when
answering questions and providing information to the public.
Prepare presentations occasionally and conduct garden tours.
Interface with City employees as needed as well as with
representatives of other organizations.
Provide budget input and provide a monthly Gardener's Report.
Maintain HAS garden assets such as the irrigation system,
hoop-house, tool sheds, hand tools, equipment, etc. and ensure the
security of HAS assets.
SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE
Know the names of plants in the gardens and how to effectively grow
these in the Pikes Peak region.
Recognize disease and insect problems of woody and herbaceous
plants. Utilize the City's Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Understand and be able to implement All American Selections (AAS)
and Plant Select programs.
Understand propagation of plants as needed.
Demonstrate sound financial practices and decision-making.
The HAS Gardener is expected to:
· Prioritize activities to best meet the goals of HAS
· Collaborate with Board, City employees, and others to meet the
goals of HAS
· Support the decisions of the Board
· Adapt well to a changing environment
· Communicate clearly, both in writing and orally
· Adhere to the HAS Code of Conduct, and behave professionally and
Physical Abilities and Working Conditions. Performing gardening
tasks may involve:
· Regular lifting and carrying of 10-30 lbs.
· Pushing, pulling, stooping and bending, kneeling
· Always putting safety first
· Maintaining awareness of weather conditions and adjust
Starting pay will be based on experience, education and training of
the successful candidate.
This position is subject to a background check and drug test. The
HAS Gardener and HAS volunteers work in a drug-free
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