Job Description: Garden & Landscape Technician
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1804, the property includes 20 historic structures on 400 acres of grounds, including a 4.5-acre English style garden, and 8 miles of multi-purpose trails. Our goal is to give visitors world-class experiences in education, history, research, conservation and in the enjoyment of the natural northern Virginia landscape through numerous events.
Revenue is secured through donations and memberships, trail, grounds and house tours, events and weddings, educational and interpretation programs, Airbnb and annual rentals and a modest endowment. The combination of these revenue sources allows us to maintain the property and structures and tell its historic story.
This position requires a self-starter, who can work independently outdoors, in various weather conditions, 16-24 hours each week with the flexibility for weekends shifts. The applicant should be physically fit; able to lift 60lbs, kneel for extended periods, and handle repetitive tasks such as raking. A background in horticulture is preferred but not required. In the event of inclement weather, the applicant will be assigned indoor tasks, as they support the manager of operations.
Oatlands has a small staff, so the initiative to help fellow coworkers to achieve common goals is a must. A key attribute is to be self-driven to meet deadlines, learn new things, and strive for excellence in implementation. The mantra is that “We do the right things, and do them right”, within our limited resources.
Prerequisites for position:
- Experience with operating mechanical equipment, including but not limited to…
- Lawn mowers
- Weed eaters
- Tractors (with Befco, and bucket attachment)
- Pick-up trucks
- Experience in landscaping
- Experience in property maintenance
- Custodial tasks such as emptying trashcans, changing lightbulbs, etc.
- Snow and leaf removal
- Fence maintenance
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