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Lead Horticulturalist at Nestldown - 14282

Job Title: 
Lead Horticulturalist
Nestldown
22420 Old Santa Cruz Hwy. Nestldown
95033 Los Gatos , CA ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Nestldown is a nationally acclaimed event venue recognized by for its gardens and is seeking a Horticulture Lead to join our team. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area, Nestldown is a diverse property in a natural woodland setting; 180 acres in total includes 35-acres of carefully tended 4-season gardens.Overview: We are currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team to assist us with garden maintenance. The ideal candidates are hardworking, enjoy doing different types of work, are detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on special projects as the need arises. We are looking for the right individual that sees this job as a long term position (2+ yrs).

Qualifications:
•5+ years of outdoor labor experience
•2+ years of experience or degree in horticulturally-related field
•Detailed knowledge of landscape maintenance tasks (mowing, pruning, weeding, planting)
•Detailed knowledge of irrigation systems, hardscape, and light construction
•Ability to take and implement direction and feedback
•Valid CA drivers license with a clean driving record

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Perform general maintenance and care for garden and landscape zones
•Care for and take on responsibility for assigned garden zones
•Lead garden projects and small teams when needed
•Turn beds, plant, weed, fertilize, and water annual garden beds
•Care for perennial trees and shrubs
•Mow, trim, and care for lawn areas
•Light construction, pathway rebuilding, wall construction & wood splitting
•Assess horticultural needs of a variety of plant types
•Communicate clearly and work well with a team or alone depending on the task or project
•Ability to read documents (safety rules/labels, equipment operating instructions, procedure manuals).
•Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. frequently and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.
•Ability to operate various power tools and heavy equipment.

Compensation: This is a full-time hourly position with an hourly wage starting at $25/ hour depending on experience and skills. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

Application Instructions: 

If interested please send your resume to ryan@nestldown.com

Job Categories: 
Horticulture/Gardening