• Full Time
  • Maine
Assistant Horticulturist 
Duties and Responsibilities:
In this role you will be responsible for the following:
• Lead crews under the direction of the horticulturist or senior horticulturist and perform general landscape maintenance and installation including weeding, mulching, watering, deadheading, grooming perennials, fertilizing, planting, removing debris, pruning, edging, mowing, and maintaining tools.
• Respond to public and staff questions for general information.
• Provide current information to the horticulturists regarding plant accessions, removals, transfers, and label requirements. Label plants and assist with installation of accession tags.
• Inform the horticulturists of disease, insect, weed, and animal problems.
• Assist with special events.
Key Garden competencies/behaviors desired:
  • Communicates in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
  • Works effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds alliances.
  • Has a tolerance for opposing points of view.
  • Strives for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
  • Makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
  • Can effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Is self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
  • Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during a crisis.
  • Recognizes problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
  • Picks up garbage when it is seen regardless of position.
  • Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors.
  • Is welcoming of new hires.
Our ideal candidate will have the following:
• Completed a horticulture training program or taken classes in gardening with experience in landscape maintenance and installation.
• Able to lead a small crew in maintaining gardens.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.

To apply for this job please visit orbiterrecruiting.com.