Thank you for your interest in working at The Garden. We currently have the following one staff position available:
Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Technician
Part-time, hourly; non-exempt ($12-$14 p hr)
This is a skilled level Gardener-Maintenance classification. Performs grounds keeping and building maintenance duties for the cultivation and care of the landscaping, facilities and grounds at The Water Conservation Garden. This part-time position reports directly to the Director of Horticulture and Facilities may require evenings and weekends. It is not uncommon to help with event set-ups, visitor plant questions, janitorial duties, and/or working with volunteers. General hours are Tue -Sat or Sun – Thu 7:45-4:15 pm including some potential evening and holiday shifts.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties include but not limited to:
Education & Experience Required
Plant Identification with a minimum of two years of landscape installation, maintenance, or equivalent. College degree preferred with a concentration of horticulture or related field. High school diploma or GED with equivalent experience of above requirements acceptable. Certifications/Licenses: Valid CA driver’s license, reliable transportation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred
Work to be performed mostly in an outdoor environment. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to exert physical operations requiring but not limited to sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, and hearing; lifting and carrying of tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Workplace is non-smoking and drug-free. Weekend and evening hours required.
Analytical Thinking – Job requires strong analyzing information and using logic and common sense to address non-supervised work-related issues and problems.
Work to be performed mostly in an outdoor hot environment. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to exert physical operations requiring, but not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, and hearing; lifting and carrying of tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Workplace is non-smoking and drug-free. Weekend and evening hours required.
Received: Director of Horticulture & Exhibits / Given: None
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About The Water Conservation Garden
The mission of The Water Conservation Garden is to inspire positive change in the living environment through the conservation of water and other natural resources.
The Water Conservation Garden has nearly six acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits. The Garden also features a native butterfly pavilion that is open spring and summer each year. Please visit our Exhibits page for more information.
Employment at The Water Conservation Garden
It is the policy of Water Conservation Garden to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the Water Conservation Garden to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon the employee’s reporting for the first day of work, an individual will be expected to present proper documentation establishing employability.
The Garden offers internship opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in education or horticulture. Interns will learn skills from The Garden’s expert professional staff and will gain a strong practical background to support their area of study.
Nature Tour Guide
Share your love for the outdoors and teach kids in nature! We are seeking talented individuals to conduct fieldtrip tours as part of Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Fieldtrips at The Water Conservation Garden and assist in classroom related responsibilities. Completion or current enrollment in college-level classes required, or prior experience as an educator. Please see the links below for description of the internship and the application.
Tuesday Habitat Crew (High School Internship)
Get involved in citizen-science by collecting data from the Habitat Garden and prepare education materials for the Ms. Smarty-Plants™ youth education program. The Habitat Crew meets every Tuesday during the school semester from 3-4pm at The Water Conservation Garden. Please see below for link to application.
For more information, please contact Jillian Quint at 619-660-0614 x21.