Horticulturist – Stoneleigh

Stoneleigh, a 42-acre former private estate located in Villanova, PA, is transitioning to a public garden set to open in May 2018. The Horticulturist is responsible for assisting the Lead Horticulturist –Stoneleigh.  Duties will include land management and maintenance of equipment, roads, and structures. This will include operation of power equipment, such as chainsaws, tractors, and lawn mowers.

Primary Responsibilities:
•   Regular and consistent attendance;
•   Undertake the work necessary to implement the Stoneleigh Property Master Plan;
•   Maintain the gardens, woodlands, grasslands, lawns and other natural/estate areas;
•   Maintenance and operation of equipment owned by Natural Lands including farm; tractors; commercial mowers, chainsaws, and other preserve maintenance equipment;
•   Assist Building Stewardship crew in building repairs and renovations;
•   Restoration of degraded natural areas;
•   Transfer of heavy equipment via truck and gooseneck trailer;
•   Adherence to Natural Lands’ stringent safety program and appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment;
•   Assist with events and membership activities on the property;
•   Trash collection within the property and along public roads;
•   Monitor the land and structures for unwarranted use and vandalism;

•   Highly motivated, responsible, reliable and dependable;
•   Capable of performing a wide variety of physically demanding tasks;
•   Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a good driving record;
•   Customer service attitude and be comfortable working with the general public;
•   Flexibility when dealing with changes in work plans;
•   Carry out tasks in a professional manner;
•   Adequate skills and a familiarity of the safe operation and care of basic hand and power tools;
•   Willingness to perform subordinate tasks such as clean-up;

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:
•   The Horticulturist will be required to perform a wide array of physically demanding tasks, necessary for the maintenance of the various preserves and to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as requested to fulfill his or her responsibilities.

To Apply:
Send your resume and letter of interest to Jeni Albany, Human Resources Manager. No phone calls, please.