Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a prominent cultural institution located in the heart of the dynamic and multicultural city of Miami and boasts one of the best formal European styled gardens in the United States. The Landscape Manager works closely with the Horticulture Manager and reports directly to the Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture. The Landscape Manager will supervise up to 4 Gardeners and plays a critical management role in maintaining Vizcaya’s horticultural displays and living collections through effective landscape, personnel, and grounds management, which will include oversight of power equipment, supplies, fertilizers, and chemicals and the development of storage and inventory tracking, management, and purchasing protocols.
The Landscape Manager must be able to perform general office and management duties, including the ability to efficiently operate Microsoft Office products. The ability to work with and provide basic maintenance services to typical landscape maintenance equipment (small tractor, mowers, tillers, string-trimmers, pruning/cutting equipment, hand tools) is desired. Daily duties will require visitor interaction on a regular basis, and a standard code of conduct will be required.
The Horticulture Division is in an exciting phase of redevelopment and expansion, and will oversee the capital restoration of the Main Gardens, establishment of an urban farm, and the expansion of horticulture into the Vizcaya Village. The Landscape Manager will be critical to the future growth of the Division, is expected to be a key member of the management team, and will be required to directly participate in the organizational, operational, and facilities expansion. As such, creativity and vision are encouraged and expected.
The Landscape Manager will ensure effective daily landscape operations management to include:
• Integrated Pest Management
• Turf management
• Irrigation installation and maintenance
• Management of tool, fertilizer, and chemical inventories
• Scheduling and recording of applications
• Garden cleanliness
• Safety Management
• Management and motivation of subordinate employees
• Daily operation of power equipment and heavy machinery such as skid steers and boom lifts and oversight of cyclical maintenance
• State of FL Pesticide Applicators License and FNGLA Best Management Practices certificate, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, or as exam schedule allows
• Coordinate and manage volunteer crews
• Coordinate cross-departmental projects and initiatives
Education and Experience
A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Maintenance, Horticulture, or closely related field with five years’ experience in landscape and grounds management with one year’s supervisory experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ supervisory experience is preferred.
Must either possess or have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire a FL Driver’s license, and obtaining a CDL / Class B license may be required. Ability to obtain Florida Public Applicator’s pesticide license within 6 months of hire is required. Best Practices Management certifications and Florida Nursery & Landscape Growers Association Certified Horticulturist program completion will be required as training opportunities become available.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references via email to: Sandra Williams, Human Resources Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.