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James River Country Club Seeks a Horticulturist

Requirements: Degree in Horticulture/Landscape Management.Must have or be able to obtain a Virginia Pesticide Applicator’s License.Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Job Description: We are a Private Country Club in Newport News Virginia hiring a horticulturist/landscape manager to maintain landscape features on both golf course and common areas.Looking for an individual that can create and execute a landscape maintenance program.This plan should include all facets of landscape care including watering, fertilizing, pruning, pest management, nutrient applications, mulching, design and installation.Candidate must be a self-starter and have an eye for attention to detail.This is a working position that also includes planning and supervision.The club is looking to continue to improve in this area and will accept nothing but the highest standards of conditioning.

Salary:$18-24/hr

Benefits:Health/dental insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401K program, uniforms

Contact: Please send resume to:

Rob Wilmans, Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance
Rwilmans@jamesrivercountryclub.com

 

Operations Manager, Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

The Enrichmond Foundation activates our region to build a more equitable, healthy and connected community.Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries are the final resting places of many important Richmond historical figures, such as Maggie L. Walker, Rosa L. Dixon Bowser, and John Mitchell, Jr. Enrichmond offers employees competitive pay and generous leave, professional development support, and the opportunity to be part of making a better City and region.

The Operations Manager is primarily responsible for assuring that Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries are well cared for, maintained, and accessible to families and the general public throughout the year.The Operations Manager is also an ambassador for Historic Evergreen Cemetery, East End Cemetery, and the Enrichmond Foundation in the community and must be comfortable welcoming relatives, community members, and guests of Evergreen an East End Cemeteries.

The Operations Manager works under the direction and supervision of Enrichmond’s Executive Director to:

  • Perform and manage all grounds keeping duties at Evergreen and East End Cemeteries, ensuring these unique landscapes are neat, attractive, and safe for visitors and volunteers.
  • Ensure all work complies with Evergreen’s and East End’s restoration and maintenance standards and safety procedures.
  • Perform daily maintenance, such as regular mowing, weed trimming and removal,maintaining hardscape, clearing snow and debris on private drive and walkways, trash and debris removal and providing horticulturally appropriate plant care.
  • Provide excellent and responsive service to all visitors.
  • Welcome, direct, and address volunteer groups in grounds keeping and maintenance tasks.
  • Proactively elevate complex issues to the Executive Director.

Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and some evenings.

Minimum Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of horticulture and/or professional landscape maintenance practices, tools and equipment including turf care, ornamental plant care, and tree care
  • Proficient with common landscape hand and power tools including mowers, string trimmers, edgers, leaf blowers, pruning tools and other common landscape tools
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Able to competently operate a variety of vehicles, on and off road, and in challenging conditions, including poor weather
  • Able to read, understand, and follow procedures and instructions
  • Able to communicate clearly and respectfully with others, with a customer-service orientation and manner
  • Experienced in email management and able to use a personal computer
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Work outside in varying weather conditions
  • Other duties as required
  • Previous experience maintaining landscapes in a historical, park, cemetery, commercial, municipal, or institutional setting
  • Previous experience as a supervisor at a sacred or historical site
  • Ability to perform routine small-engine maintenance and repair
  • Experience working with diverse population
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • A valid Virginia Driver License is required

Preferred Skills & Experiences

  • Previous experience maintaining landscapes in a historical, park, cemetery, commercial, municipal, or institutional setting
  • Previous experience as a supervisor at a sacred or historical site
  • Ability to perform routine small-engine maintenance and repair
  • Experience working with diverse population

Required Education & Licenses

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • A valid Virginia Driver License is required 

Interested in applying? Applicants are encouraged to submit the following items by August 1, 2019.

  • A brief letter stating your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • A list of three references, including contact information

Please send completed application materials to: info@enrichmond.org
or

Enrichmond Foundation
Attn: Operations Manager- Evergreen & East End
PO Box 25609
Richmond, VA 23260

 

Enrichmond Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Sales and Marketing Representative

American Native Plants has been growing native plants for the restoration industry since 1998.We are located in Middle River, Maryland and are currently searching for an energetic person to fill this new opportunity.We expect this position to be fulltime, but are open to a schedule that will work for the company as well as the employee.We currently operate year-round with about 20 fulltime employees and have strong Spring and Fall selling seasons.Our primary customers are in the mid-Atlantic region, but we have others in New England, the Southeast, and some in the Upper Midwest.We handle 13 states for some of the National Arbor day Foundation’s programs and recently launched an e-commerce site, Direct Native Plants.

What you could expect to be doing:
Responding to inquiries, RFQ’s (requests for quotes), by phone, fax and email.
Staffing booths at trade shows and related events.
Gleaning market information from contacts regarding pricing and trends in the industry.
Provide input to production and inventory staff regarding pending sales for upcoming projects.
Provide ideas for updating website.
Meet and tour with customers at the nursery as well as their locations, including job sites.
Assist in coordinating delivery logistics.
Create regular contacts via email concerning inventory availability, specials, etc.
Provide regular sales reports.

Who we’re looking for:
A person with a degree in Sales or Marketing with any horticultural connection a plus (or the equivalent in work experience).
Motivated self-starter with lots of energy and an outgoing personality.
A person who loves nature.
A person who is eager to learn.
A computer-savvy person with basic office programs, especially QuickBooks.
A person comfortable with using social media.

The salary for all this is negotiable depending on your qualifications.

What to do if this sounds like it might be just what you’re looking for:
Submit your resume.Include any references and expected salary range.
Email to: mike.m@americannativeplants.com
We’ll be waiting for it!

Garden Center Tree and Shrub Manager

Large Garden Center in South Alexandria looking for a Tree and Shrub Manager.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Supervision of an 8-10 person crew
• Inventory management
• Customer service oversight
• Retail plant and product training for seasonal staff
• Opening and closing of store
• Receive and verify the accuracy of deliveries and invoices
Minimum Qualifications
• Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
• Accuracy, planning and organization skills
• Strong knowledge of plants
• Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively; combined with a sense of urgency
• Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
• Ability to work under diverse weather conditions
• Ability to multi task and effectively delegate
If interested please email cover letter and resume to info@hollywoodsandvines.com 


LH Gardens
Part-time job opportunity

LH Gardens, a residential gardening business in Charlottesville, is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking addition to our team. Some horticultural experience is required, but if you are willing to learn, you do not have to be formally trained. You will need a high level of physical fitness, a strong sense of teamwork, the ability to bend over for hours at a time, no issues with outdoor plumbing, and the patience and willingness to make plants, containers, and garden beds look lovely. We like to fuss with flowers, and you should too! 

We work Monday-Friday, about 6 hours a day, and are looking to add to our team this spring. If you are interested in working 3-5 days per week with our happy crew, please send an email and resume or list of work experience. If you love to garden, this could be the perfect job for you, but please understand that it is very physically taxing. We ask that you have dependable transportation, the ability to communicate via smart phone (because of weather), and there is no smoking allowed. Please be ready to supply references of former employers upon request.

If you are interested, please email Leslie Harris: LHarris@LHGardens.com

 

 

 

 

Job Title:

Nursery Supervisor

Job Description:

We are a Charlottesville landscape contracting company seeking an energetic, hardworking, self-motivated, team player to oversee and care for our plant nursery. Duties include, but are not limited to loading and unloading deliveries, monitoring of irrigation system, staging plants and preparing for crews, operation of tractor and skid steer loader, pruning, weeding, watering, and general plant care.

Job Requirements:

- A valid Virginia driver's license

- A clean driving record

- The ability to communicate effectively

- The ability to lift up to 50 pounds

- The ability to operate small tractors and skid steer loaders

- A positive attitude

- Knowledge of common landscape plant material used in our area

Job Location:

Charlottesville, VA

Position Type:

 

Full-time

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience

Benefits:

 

-Health and dental insurance

-Paid vacation

-Paid holidays

-401k

-Company provided clothing and tools

-Professional development

-And many more company provided benefits

 

Contact

-Phil Ofrias

phil@townsendlandscape.com

 

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