Gardener 2

The Huntington Botanical Library, Art Museum and Gardens

San Marino, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $22/hr.
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

About the Role 

Garden maintenance in Desert Garden. Reports to area supervisor 

S/he/they will demonstrate a background of working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, using a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible approach.  

Essential Duties 

  • Daily maintenance of the Desert gardens at the direction of the garden manager: weeding, watering, propagating, pruning, transplanting, harvesting, mulching, and fertilizing. 
  • Assisting with on-site documentation, data collection, event preparation, leading volunteers, and seasonal planning.  
  • May be asked to perform tasks in other areas of the Huntington Botanical Gardens as needed. 
  • Must adhere to written safety policy, following all precautions and directions in use of equipment and chemicals.  

Working Conditions  

  • Outdoor work in variable weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs. on a regular basis.   

Candidate Requirements and Experience 

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • 2-3 years of professional gardening experience required 
  • Associate’s Degree or higher preferred. 
  • Strong and demonstrated interest in gardening and horticulture and knowledge of general cultivation of plants, watering, pruning, planting, and soil health.
  • Attention to detail in the garden. 
  • A good understanding of English is preferred.
  • Must work well independently and collaboratively. 
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, walk long distances and lift moderate (and occasionally heavy) loads. 
  • Must be competent in the proper use of hand and mechanized tools. 
  • Must be able to work safely, efficiently and complete tasks within specified timeframe. 

Compensation & Benefits 

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including: 

  • Pay Rate: $20.00/hr.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision  
  • 403(b) retirement plan and matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match 
  • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays 
  • Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants 
  • Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions 
  • Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds 

The Application Process 

Visit us at https://huntington.org/careers to apply directly. 

Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume as a single PDF attachment.  

You will have the opportunity to submit additional documents on the “My Experience” section of the application. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Botany , General / Stewardship