Under general supervision, complete landscape maintenance functions, including but not limited to, all aspects of plant health care and day-to-day operations involving horticulture.
Essential Functions (Including, but not limited to):
Conducts all activities in alignment with principles and integrity of the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Ensure quality and consistency in all aspects of the day to day horticultural operation.
Follow all operating and horticulture policies and procedures on a continuous basis to ensure safety, efficiency and guest satisfaction.
Complete landscape tasks including but not limited to cutbacks, leaf removal, mulching, pruning, weeding, mowing, string trimming, planting, deadheading and pesticide applications.
Utilize, inspect, and complete minor repairs of irrigation system.
Complete plant health care practices including but not limited to to scouting for plant diseases and insects, proper watering, applying pesticides per protocol, and applying fertilizer in correct amounts.
Communicate needed materials and plants for horticulture operations. Complete plant designs as necessary.
Train and guide volunteers and/or temporary assistants to safely help in tasks as needed or as assigned.
Operate equipment as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
An Associate’s degree in horticulture or 2 years of experience in horticulture or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the park’s insurance carrier.
Must have or be able to acquire Oklahoma pesticide license.
Skills and Experience:
Desire and ability to enhance The Gathering Place brand and its executive team in the best interest of the Community, The George Kaiser Family Foundation, donors, and all Stakeholders.
Must have knowledge and experience with public parks and/or horticulture operations.
Must have strong interpersonal skills.
Must have strong customer service skills.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to operate equipment as necessary.
Must be able to complete the physical demands representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job are typical of a laborer, landscaper and/or installation crew.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; dig; rake; twist; and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Requires occasional carries up to 100 pounds with the assistance of a two wheel hand truck
Must be willing and able to work varied and long shifts including holidays, weekends, and events.
May be subject to exposure to excessive noise, extremes in temperature, humidity or wetness, dust, or chemicals, and require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment.
Must be proficient with Word and Excel and be able to adapt well to various other computer programs.
A Gathering Place for Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations. We are an e-verify employer.
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About A Gathering Place for Tulsa
A project of George Kaiser Family Foundation, A Gathering Place for Tulsa will transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River into a dynamic and active space. A Gathering Place for Tulsa will blend nature with an urban setting providing Tulsans and visitors more space to play, relax and gather together along the river. The park, centrally located, will include features such as a lodge, boathouse, nature walks, two land bridges connecting the two sides of river parks, sporting areas and a pond.
• A Gathering Place for Tulsa is funded by a mix of corporate and philanthropic Tulsa organizations.
• Construction began in September 2014 and Phase I (66.5 acres) is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.
• The park will serve as a cornerstone for a vibrant community while improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in Tulsa.
• Renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates designed the unique park.
• A Gathering Place for Tulsa is the largest private gift to a public park in U.S. history.
• It is estimated that the park will attract one million visitors annually.
• From the five-acre Adventure Playground to Mist Mountain,... sport courts, bike and skate parks, natural trails, and large lawns for concerts, A Gathering Place for Tulsa will provide activities for the entire family to enjoy