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Master Gardener
Category: Horticulture


Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House


POSITION TITLE:  Master Gardener
DEPARTMENT:  Landscapes GRADE/CLASSIFICATION: 
REPORTS TO:  Director of Landscapes STATUS:  Non-Exempt
DATE:  May 2014


PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Jens Jenson landscape at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is a significant component of the historical importance of the estate.  The Master Gardener performs advanced horticulture and floriculture services to preserve, restore and maintain the grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

RESPONSIBILITIES and ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• As a landscape department team member, works on the preservation, restoration and maintenance of the landscape and grounds.
• Performs advanced landscape department responsibilities, including integrated pest management (turf, ornamental plants, shade trees, etc.), plant identification and design display.
• Participates with general landscape department responsibilities, including preparing plant beds, including clean-up, weeding and planting; planting and pruning trees, shrubs and hedges; trimming vines; mowing; raking; snow removal; etc.
• Serves as rosarian for estate and is the lead gardener responsible for the care of the rose garden.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Successful completion of Master Gardener Program and/or degree in horticulture, floriculture, landscape preservation.
• Ability to identify common trees, plants and shrubs on estate.
• State of Michigan Certification in Commercial Pesticide Application.
• A minimum of three years work experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of horticulture and grounds maintenance procedures.
• Ability to lift 35 pounds on a regular basis; work outside for long periods of time in unfavorable conditions; perform strenuous manual labor requiring considerable walking, lifting, reaching, climbing, stooping, pushing, pulling and carrying; work weekends and evenings.
• Operate power and hand tools, including tractors, mowers, chainsaws, weed whips, plows, etc.


HOW TO APPLY
Submit cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to jobsearch@fordhouse.org
 

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