The Seasonal Gardener, under the direction of the Greenhouse Manager or other assigned supervisor, uses best practices to grow, plant and maintain ground cover and annual plant material used on Newton Cemetery grounds and landscapes.
Essential Duties of the Seasonal Gardener:
-Maintain Cemetery flower beds and groundcover beds to meet Cemetery rules and regulations standards.
-Follow instructions when carrying out tasks.
-Tasks include, but are not limited to:- Weeding , Watering , Planting, Transplanting , Preparing Planting Beds , Potting, Pinching, Sowing.
-Assist in all aspects of growing plants for the grounds and customers.
-Assist in implementing integrated pest management strategies.
-Clean and maintain greenhouse facility and equipment
-Follow safety policies and promote positive safety culture.
-Maintain tools in good working condition.
-Maintain clean & organized work spaces.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
-Qualified applicants must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation
-Be able to work independently and efficiently
- Be dependable and punctual
-Able to stick with repetitive tasks ( weeding, cleaning plants)
-No greenhouse experience necessary, someone with landscaping, gardening, farm or barn experience would have an idea of the type of physical work this job entails
Three positions are available:
- (2) 40 hrs a week Monday- Friday.
- (1) 24 hrs a weeks , 3 weekdays.
This is a seasonal position. The season runs April- October 1st, with the possibility of extending to the end of November.