JOB OPENING: Gardening Specialist


Applications Due March 6, 2018

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is currently recruiting two (2) Gardening Specialists.

The Gardening Specialist position serves as an ambassador for the organization and friendly, helpful presence to support the visitor experience. As a living museum, all plants in the Arboretum’s gardens and collections are museum specimens with value for education, research, conservation, historic preservation, and aesthetics. The Arboretum gardening specialist position plays a key role in the care and conservation of the plant collection and the stewardship of sustainable landscapes.

This position is supervised by an Arboretum GATEways Horticulturist and is part of a team that provides outdoor maintenance support to the campus. This position’s primary assignment is to perform landscape maintenance within the UC Davis Arboretum. Daily assignments are provided under the direction of the Director of GATEways Horticulture and Teaching Gardens. This position performs all functions necessary to maintain Arboretum plant collection health and visitor safety, including path clearing, weed control, watering, pruning, planting, maintenance of signage, irrigation systems and other infrastructure, and equipment maintenance. The position supervises and trains student interns and teams of volunteer gardeners to assist with landscape stewardship and maintenance.

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