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Greenhouse Manager
Category: Horticulture

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Assistant Grounds & Project Manager
Category: Manager

Potomac, Md

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Director of Development
Category: Manager

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Henrico, VA

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Natural Lands Steward
Category: Horticulture

Mt. Cuba Center
Hockessin, Delaware

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Category: Horticulture

Murrells Inlet, SC

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013


Greenhouse ManagerCategory: HorticultureCantigny ParkWheaton, IllinoisPosted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Position:Greenhouse Manager
Reports to:
Director of Horticulture, Cantigny ParkCantigny Park:Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the former
home of Colonel Robert McCormick, longtime editor and publisher
of the Chicago Tribune.  Cantigny Park is home of the McCormick
Museum, First Division Museum,  spectacular gardens, picnic
grounds, nature trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and
dining facilities, educational and recreational programs, a
championship golf course, and much more.  Explore Cantigny at Gardens:Created by renowned landscape architect Franz Lipp, the
twenty-nine acres of formal gardens at Cantigny are a
horticultural masterpiece.  Cantigny possesses one of the
largest display gardens in the Midwest with more than 160,000
annuals, perennials, ground covers and flowering shrubs and
trees.  Cantigny’s gardens are a source of education, recreation
and inspiration to thousands of visitors annually.Principal FunctionThe greenhouse manager is a “hands-on” position responsible
for managing all greenhouse operations, overseeing and
coordinating the production of high quality plants and
identifying & implementing greenhouse operational efficiencies.
Supervises, develops, and maintains an effective team of paid
and volunteer staff to support greenhouse operations.
Responsible for assessing the efficiency of operations,
assessing quality of plant material and will work in
collaboration with the horticulture manager to develop high
quality, innovative designs for horticulture displays.Responsibilities:·         Responsible for hiring, training and supervising
the activities of; Senior Grower, Grower, Floral Designer,
Grower Assistant(s), and Volunteers, assisting with greenhouse
operations.·         Works in collaboration with the horticulture staff
to develop innovative plant designs and oversees all production
& procurement of all plant material for horticulture operations.·         Provides and assists in identifying necessary
learning opportunities for staff to develop and innovate plant
production, floral displays and greenhouse operations.·         Responsible for planning and budgeting for the
production of all crops and related materials necessary to
fulfill Cantigny needs and assists in monitoring budget activity
relating to all greenhouse operations.

·         Orders &/or oversees the ordering of materials and
supplies for the greenhouse operations, receives shipments,
maintains purchasing and receiving records, verifies invoices
and forwards for director’s approval.

·         Oversees and plans production schedules, space
utilization, and procurement and storage of all production
materials needed to fill crop orders.

·         Coordinates disposition of horticultural materials
to non-profit organizations upon Director of Horticulture’s

·         Oversees growth and maintenance of plants being
produced through proper watering, fertilizing, pest control,
spacing, sanitation and other horticultural techniques.

·         Oversees the control of the greenhouse environment
management computer system.

·         Coordinates an Integrated Pest Management Program
relating to production crops. Maintains an Illinois Pesticide
Applicator’s License and oversees the mixing and application of
pesticides using safe practices as trained and in accordance
with EPA and Illinois Department of Agriculture standards.

·         Oversees interior horticulture & floral displays
and interior floral displays throughout Cantigny facilities,
gift shop garden and sales of plant material through the Gift
Shop and Pro Shop.

·         Insures that all production facilities and
equipment are kept organized, clean and operating properly and
notifies the Director of Horticulture if they are not.

·         Maintains cultural records and inventories of plant
supplies and their designated use, vendor and contact

·         Actively participates in various Cantigny
activities and functions involving the recreation and education
of visitors, including Open House, conferences, lectures, tours,
demonstrations, etc.


Must have a four year degree from an accredited institution with
a focus in Horticulture, Horticulture Production or related

·         Valid Illinois Pesticide
Operators license (or ability to obtain one within 6 months of

·         Minimum 3-5 years
supervisory experience preferably in greenhouse management.

·         Outstanding verbal,
written, and interpersonal communication and presentation

·         Passion for plants and
sharing information about the environment.

·         Must have experience in
managing a budget.

·         Must be a self-starter
with the ability to motivate, inspire and empower staff to take
on greater areas of responsibility.

·         The greenhouse operation
is a 7 day a week, year round operation and the greenhouse
manager must be willing to work weekend days and some holidays
as required.


How to apply:

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and
salary requirements to Human Resources at: MFResumes@McCormickFoundation.Org


Glenstone —
Assistant Grounds & Project Manager

Glenstone is a
modern art museum set on 160 bucolic acres amidst a suburban
neighborhood in Potomac, Md. Founded in 2006, the organization seeks
to seamlessly blend its art, architecture and landscape for the
inspirational and educational benefit of the citizens of Maryland
and the world over.

As an organization
that strives for excellence and value in its every endeavor,
Glenstone seeks only highly qualified candidates with the most keen
sense of personal motivation, attention to detail, organizational
skills and professional decorum. This position calls for a team
leader capable of recognizing, perhaps expanding upon, existing
standards of excellence in the field.


  • Assist in
    managing the daily operations of all grounds management
    activities within best organic practices protocols, including
    Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA and others.
  • Help
    coordinate and manage all staff and sub-contractor work within
    the context of a historically significant facilities expansion
    and grounds enhancement.
  • Work with
    world-renowned landscape architects to bring their vision to
  • Oversee
    installation and annual maintenance of the world’s largest
    mosaiculture sculpture.
  • Oversee
    installation and annual maintenance of the world’s largest lily
    pond garden.
  • Deliver and
    manage results within budgetary constraints and staffing
  • Create and
    manage a dynamic internship program with local, national and
    international universities.
  • Function as an
    outreach team member to bring the Glenstone landscape
    educational experience to the visitors and the outside world,
    including an ongoing research project with the University of
    Maryland and the SafeLawns Foundation.
  • Be as flexible
    as necessary with regard to work hours for events, projects and
    any and all special circumstances.


  • Knowledge of
    turf, trees, ornamentals, aquatic plants and soil science.
  • Familiarity
    with heavy equipment and other tools and products unique to the
  • Background in
    aquatics, storm water management, irrigation and sewage systems.
  • Strong
    interpersonal communication skills, with public speaking skills
    a plus.
  • Exemplary
    staff and project management skills.
  • Ability to
    function as a leader within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of
    budget creation and management.
  • Strong record
    keeping skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to
    deliver on deadline and work under pressure.


  • Bachelor’s
    degree in horticulture or equivalent work experience.
  • 5-10 years
    landscaping and/or public garden or outdoor facilities
  • Ability to
    work outside in a hands-on manner
  • Ability to
    travel on business trips as needed.


  • Employee
    health and dental insurance coverage
  • 401(k) program
  • Generous paid
    time off.


  • $65,000


  • Send resume, cover
    letter and salary requirements to Paul Tukey,
  • Please do not
    attempt to contact Glenstone directly


Direct Supervisor: Executive Director,
Shane Tippett
Department/Group: Development Job Category:(E or NE) Category 1 Exempt
Location: Henrico, VA Travel Required: Yes, within CONUS, mostly
Level/Salary Range: L3 Job Code/ Req#:
Contact: Position Type:(FT / PT) Full-Time
Date posted: January 14, 2013 Posting Expires: Until Position Filled


Job Description

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was
founded in 1984 as a community oriented, non-profit garden.  The Garden
has 81 total acres, with 35 acres under intense cultivation, 4 lakes, 13
distinct outdoor gardens including a Children’s Garden, a conservatory,
facility rental and dining spaces, 65 FTE staff, 525+ volunteers and
over 300,000 visitors annually.  Our mission is education; our
passion is connecting plants and people to improve our community.

In inviting, serving and teaching our entire community, we hope to model
best practices throughout the scope of our mission-related activities
and auxiliary business enterprises.  We try to pattern ourselves on
extraordinary programs and institutions nationwide, and where there are
no examples, we intend to lead.



The Director of Development is
responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive development
plan, securing six- and seven-figure gifts and providing continued
leadership to a successful department that consistently has provided
more than 40% to the Garden’s annual operating budget while funding the
continued expansion of gardens, facilities and programs.
Garden has $49M in assets, a separately managed $5M Trust directly
supporting operations, $4.5M in liabilities (including $3.2M in
long-term debt) with plans for a series of strategic initiatives that
entail raising $20M in capital construction projects over the next 5+
years, increasing contributions to the $18.4M endowment, and
methodically elevating annual support to the organization as a
percentage of budget even as that budget expands. In this year’s $5.5M
budget, $2.6M is derived from endowment draw, annual giving,
sponsorship, restricted and unrestricted grants, gifts and net proceeds
from fundraising events.

The successful candidate will be a strong,
resourceful, innovative, flexible and experienced leader with a proven
record of success in organizational growth and transformation through
fundraising efforts and the management of staff and Board leadership.
The Director of Development manages:

·         All the varied activities and
events employed by the Garden to raise funds in support of the Garden’s
educational and horticultural mission.

·         Six full-time staff members as
well as part-time paid and unpaid (volunteer) staff.

·         Integrated working relations
with all other Garden departments, including a very strong leadership
team committed to involvement with the development effort.




Leadership and Interpersonal Relations

·         Serves on the Garden’s senior
leadership team, contributing to long-range planning and the design of
program, expansion, renovation and new construction.

·         Embraces the Garden’s commitment
to excellence in all departments, willingly and cheerfully integrating
work of Development with the efforts of all other departments.

·         Works with Board of Directors,
assigned permanent and ad hoc committees and donors.

·         Establishes relations with
allied organizations and individuals in the region and nationally.


Fundraising Programs

·         Identifies, cultivates, develops
and secures major and principal gifts.

·         Creates, reviews, revises,
implements and supervises programs related to various fundraising
activities including but not limited to: capital gifts, annual giving,
endowment growth, planned giving, grants, fundraising events,
sponsorships and cultivation of individual and organizational donors of
major gifts.

·         Extends fundraising profile
regionally and nationally, expanding the donor community.

·         Designs, implements and executes
concurrent campaigns to fund capital projects related to the Garden’s
strategic initiatives.

·         Incorporates new technologies
and social media in fundraising endeavors.


Department Supervision and Staff Training

·         Determines annual budget needs,
authorizes budget expenditures and manages the assigned operating budget
for the Development department.

·         Interviews, assesses, screens
and hires candidates for positions in the Development department.

·         Trains, supervises, nurtures,
encourages, assesses and counsels paid and unpaid Development staff.

·         Fosters teamwork and mentors
staff by modeling best practices alongside them.

·         Designs, implements and monitors
Development staff training programs.

·         Provides for the professional
development of subordinates, preparing them for advancement and
providing opportunities for advancement whenever possible.

·         Empowers staff by granting
authority and autonomy whenever possible.


Eachemployee of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

·         Must comply with provisions of
the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies and the
requirements of their individual job descriptions.

·         Must perform all duties in a
manner consistent with a public garden serving multi-generational
families, and in accordance with directed practices and procedures.

·         Must be aware of surroundings,
and vigilant to any possible threat to the safety of visitors,
volunteers, and staff or to their property.  Ensures all concerns are
reported promptly.

·         Must report all mishaps,
injuries and incidents immediately and ultimately in writing to
supervisor(s) and to the Executive Director.

·         Ensures compliance with all
applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

·         Performs other duties as
assigned by supervisor.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

·         Must be able to walk the
Garden’s campus frequently in most weather conditions.

Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands
have been identified as essential.


Skills and Abilities:


·         Must be a well-organized,
proactive, seasoned, successful, intelligent, intuitive and empathetic

·         Must be able to initiate,
cultivate, develop potential donors, and successfully secure gifts and

·         Must be enthusiastic, energetic,
capable and polished.

·         Must be able to communicate
clearly, effectively and comfortably in written and spoken word with
staff and the Garden’s broad-based constituency of community leaders,
donors, members, volunteers and media.

·         Must be able to initiate, build
and sustain relationships with donors, fellow staff and professional

·         Must be able to initiate, build
and nurture teams within the staff and community.

·         Must be able to actively
participate in the creation of long-range plans and related strategies
for implementation, while demonstrating the ability to grasp, document,
implement and execute underlying, detailed tactical plans.

·         Must be goal-oriented, yet
flexible and adaptable to the potential of unanticipated opportunities.

·         Must possess a commitment to the
Garden’s mission and its core values, particularly honesty and


Education and experience:


·         BA or BS degree or equivalent,
preferably from the field of nonprofit management or related fields such
as communications, public relations, marketing or business.

·         A minimum of 10 years of
successful nonprofit management experience in developing and
implementing fundraising programs, including annual giving, capital
giving, special projects, grants, planned giving, fundraising events
and endowment.

·         A proven record raising gifts in
excess of $100,000.

·         Thorough knowledge of area and
national funding sources, as well as laws and regulations governing the
conduct of fundraising by nonprofit organizations in Virginia.

·         Demonstrated ability to develop
and work with peers, co-workers and volunteers.

·         Excellent organizational skills,
attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated and disciplined.
Computer literate in a Windows environment, including demonstrated
capacity to work with Blackbaud or other similar data bases.

·         Experience and demonstrated
sensitivity in working with persons of various ethnic and economic
backgrounds on staff and within community.

·         Access to a car on a daily basis
and a valid state driver’s license or ability to transport self as

·         Other combinations of
education/experience appropriate to the job will be considered.


Cover letters and resumes may be forwarded to me Shane W. Tippett,
Executive Director,


POSITION AVAILABLETitle:                           Natural Lands
StewarClassification:            Full Time, Non ExempDepartment:              Natural LandsLocation:                    Hockessin, Delaware


General Description:

The Natural Lands Steward is responsible for a broad range of
activities in support of the Natural Lands Manager for the continued
preservation of Piedmont biodiversity in various habitats within lands
owned by Mt. Cuba Center.  In these areas, work includes a variety of
flora and fauna habitat restoration tasks, such as exotic plant
suppression and silviculture.


Major Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the training and management of seasonal staff and
  • Assists with the planning of projects and ordering of materials
  • Maintains current pesticide practices and herbicide treatment
  • Monitors natural areas for presence of alien and invasive plant
    species. Utilizes current best management practices for invasive
    plant suppression.
  • Monitors and maintains bird nest boxes throughout natural lands.
  • Monitors visitor use areas, such as interpretive trails and
    parking areas to ensure a safe experience.
  • Assists with wildlife and vegetation monitoring.
  • Leads visitor events such as volunteer workdays and interpretive
  • Aggressively maintains plants in restoration areas to meet
    project goals.
  • Ability to independently lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand independently for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide
    range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and equipment is

Qualifications, Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, conservation
    biology, natural resource management, or related study.
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience in land stewardship,
    restoration ecology, or biological field work.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation and
    ecological land management.
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide
    range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of regional bird species and habitat preferences
  • Strong research skills; fluency with internet information
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details and the ability
    to effectively function without close supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative
    working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at
    all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a
    focus on quality service to both co-workers and outside contractors.

Qualifications, Skills and
Other Requirements continued:

  • Candidates must possess a passion for Mt. Cuba Center’s
    conservation mission, restoration of natural communities,
    wildflowers and native flora and fauna.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather
    conditions is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, holidays and special
    events as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.

The position will be offered on condition of meeting the
predetermined essential physical requirements for the job. A medical
examination is required.


Date Available:  May 1, 2013



Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits which
include health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and a
pension plan.


How to Apply:

All interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and list
of 3 references (please include addresses and telephone numbers)  to
jobs@mtcubacenter.orgor mail
to:  Human Resources, Mt. Cuba Center, Inc., 3120 Barley Mill Road,
Hockessin, DE  19707.  Call Nathan Shampineat 302-239-8818 for more


Closing Date:

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.


Mt. Cuba Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Job description:


Brookgreen Gardens is a national historical landmark accredited
by the AAM and the AZA.  It is a non-profit organization in Murrells
Inlet, SC and comprises a total of over 9,000 acres of coastline,
natural areas, zoo, and gardens.  It is a public garden that
displays the largest outdoor collection of American figurative
sculpture in the world.  The main gardens and arboretum consist of
50 acres and the main gardens are split into over 15 garden rooms.
The garden rooms feature different planting themes including a
native garden, perennial borders, woodland garden, butterfly garden,
tropical garden, English cottage garden, edible garden, children’s
garden, foliage garden, fountain garden, wetland bog, many seasonal
annual display gardens. The gardens also feature numerous woody tree
and shrub specimens, including ancient live oaks throughout the
property, some that exceed 300 years in age.


We are seeking a full-time Horticulturist to join our team.  The
Horticulturist will report to the Vice President of Horticulture &
Conservation and the Manager of Horticulture.  The Horticulturist is
responsible for achieving and maintaining a high level of
horticultural quality in a designated garden area, thereby ensuring
that all such plantings are developed and maintained at the highest
level of excellence.  The Horticulturist shares in responsibility of
maintaining and continuously improving the appearance of gardens
outside their designated area as well, and shares in the
responsibility for the success of Brookgreen Gardens as a whole.


Responsibilities will include:

• Design of garden beds

• Planting and maintenance of garden beds

• Irrigation and fertilization of garden beds

• Container garden design and maintenance

• Garden renovation

• General garden clean up

• Deadheading of annuals and perennials

• Pruning of trees, shrubs, and perennials

• Weeding

• Raking

• Soil amendment

• Mulching

• Composting and other environmentally responsible practices

• Monitoring and treatment of health problems of all plant material

• Operation and utilization of basic landscape tools (pruners,
loppers, hand shears, hand saws, spades, shovels, rakes, mulch
forks, etc.)

• Operation of power tools and heavy machinery as necessary
(mowers, edgers, weed eaters, blowers, hedge trimmers,   tillers,
bed edger, tractor, forklift, chainsaw, etc.)

• Recordkeeping and database updates

• Plant labeling

• Greenhouse maintenance

• Planting, transplanting and propagation of plant material

• Other related work as needed

• Assistance with many special events

Education and Experience


• Some college preferred. Certification or Degree in Horticulture
or related field a plus.

• Previous professional plant care experience required

• Plant identification skills and knowledge of plant care



Physical Requirements:


• Must be able to lift 60 lbs

• Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time

• Must be able to work in inclement weather at times: heat, cold,
light rain

• Must have a good attitude and be a team player



This is a full time hourly paid position with other benefits,
including medical coverage, paid vacation, holidays, etc.


To apply visit and
click on employment.


Courtesy: publicgardens

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