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Lawn Care Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) is a year-round, urban public Garden with 10 acres featuring eleven permanent display gardens, the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, and changing exhibits. The Botanical Garden is a place where a wide variety of living collections are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.

Assist the horticulture staff with weekly lawn maintenance at Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Responsibilities:

  • Support staff and serve as a positive representative of Holden Forests & Gardens
  • Follow supervisor instructions to complete tasks
  • Cut small lawn areas using self-propelled mower
  • Trim lawn and bed edges using string trimmer
  • Backpack blow sidewalks
  • Spot weed formal lawns
  • Water newly seeded/sodded areas
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned and put away in proper location
  • Maintain the safety of people, plants, and animals
  • Providing information, direction, and guidance to guests; encourage appropriate guest use of the grounds
  • Attend trainings, orientations, or clinics as required
  • Additional related tasks as needed
Qualifications, Skills and Characteristics:
  • Previous lawn care experience required
  • Physical ability necessary to complete tasks which may involve bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds, using basic tools, etc. for 2-3 hours
  • Enjoy working outside in various weather conditions
  • Ability to listen to and follow supervisor instructions
  • Willingness to learn information and procedures relevant to the position
  • Demonstrate reliability, punctuality, and ability to adapt if needed
  • Demonstrate respect for the diversity of people and nature
  • Ability to represent Holden Forests & Gardens in a positive, safe, and professional manner with other staff, volunteers and visitors
Volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Booster shots are not required.

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About Cleveland Botanical Garden

Location:

11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, US

Mission Statement

Holden Forests & Gardens connects people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.

Description

Holden Forests & Gardens Cleveland Botanical Garden campus is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and gardening. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is committed to: - Providing information, education and training in horticulture, gardening, botany, floral arts, landscape design and horticultural therapy. - Offering to the public, for its use and enjoyment, collections of plants, display gardens, a horticultural library and facilities for meetings, programs and special events. - Promoting community interest and involvement in the beautification of the landscape and conservation of the environment.

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WHEN

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WHERE

11030 East BoulevardCleveland Botanical GardenCleveland, OH 44106

(41.51139,-81.60972)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Outdoor shifts vary but typically run 2 hours from April through early November. Lawn care is done on Thursday and/or Friday mornings before the grounds are open to visitors. Prefer a 6-month commitment minimum; minimum of two shifts per month.
  • New volunteers need to complete online orientation, application and interview with staff. Volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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