Deadline: Open until filled.
Holden Forests & Gardens is recruiting full and part time workers to perform propagation, plant care and monitoring of nursery stock. We will begin staffing this position for a period of four-(4) to eight-(8) months depending on the growing season and project needs. This person will assist the nursery staff in all aspects of greenhouse and nursery plant care.
Works with horticulturists
Works with volunteers
The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland.
Encompassing more than 3,600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections and natural forested areas
Holden Forests and Gardens is 12th largest public garden in the U.S. It is comprised of two campuses, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.
Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
Propagation by seed and cuttings
Irrigation system maintenance
Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to work within a team, as well as independently
Experienced grower / propagators preferred
Good interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Speak, write and understand English
Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
Basic greenhouse and nursery skills.
Application of herbicides and pesticides.
Safe operation and routine maintenance of power equipment.
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation
Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
Effective vision and hearing
Hand and arm dexterity
Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain
Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
Climb, reach, pull, push, grab
Work outdoors in temperature ranges typical for Northeast Ohio
Work in and around poison ivy, poison sumac, water, mud, brush and stinging insects
March through October or November (Flexible starting & ending dates)
Seven days per week operation
Full time or part time
Approximately 16 – 40 hours per week
Candidates with no or minimal experience start at $9.00
Candidates with relevant experience start at $10.00
Thirty-(30) and sixty-(60) day performance appraisals
Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: