Assistant Horticulturist (Classified; Non-exempt)

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting new opportunity for a Assistant Horticulturist as an addition to our Building and Grounds department. This position will be responsible for the general maintenance, care, improvement, and appearance of the Museum’s grounds and Sculpture Garden.

This is a salaried, non-exempt position that offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more. VMFA staff also enjoy museum benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.

Duties include:

Installation and Maintenance of Plant Life in Museum’s Sculpture Garden and around its Campus. Supports the museum’s commitment to provide quality customer service to visitors throughout Virginia and beyond by applying professional talents, knowledge and skill to the museum campus and statewide partnership network, as appropriate and on location as needed.

Oversees the grounds volunteer team.

Maintains Irrigation Systems on Museum Campus.

Maintain Sculpture Garden Water Fountains and Water Garden.

Inclement Weather / Snow Removal.

Clean up after storms.

Garden maintenance after special events.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of landscape maintenance practices and plant care appropriate to the region.

Demonstrated ability to operate required tools and equipment.

Strong communication skills.

Knowledge of computers and basic Microsoft software programs.

Experience with water management, troubleshooting and repair of irrigation systems and basic landscape equipment.

Additional Considerations

High school graduate preferred.

Current pesticide applicators license preferred.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Interested individuals must submit an online application. Posting is open until 11:55 p.m. on May 23, 2024.

Please contact the HR office at recruitment@vmfa.museum if you need assistance.

VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer. Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Horticulturist Assistant – Richmond, Virginia, United States