Gardener-Horticulturalist

Description:

  • Overlooking Cayuga Lake, Cayuga Landscape is located a few miles north of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, which is a lively college town, often listed among the top ten best small cities in which to live.
  • Cayuga Landscape has been in business for 40 years and operates a 25-acre farm nursery, a 4-acre garden center, and a design-build landscape operation, with total employment of about 50. Garden Center employment is about 8 to 10.
  • We seek an industrious, knowledgeable Gardener-Horticulturalist for a 9 to 10 month position.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • A degree in Horticulture or similar field, or other professional training
  • 5 years of experience in garden + landscape industry
  • Detailed knowledge and ID skills of hardy woody plants, perennials, and annuals of the Northeast
  • Familiarity with small garden layout and installation
  • Good knowledge of horticultural practices including planting, pruning, weeding, fertilization, mulching, pest and disease ID + treatment, etc.
  • Positive personality with facility for providing cheerful, patient customer service
  • Eagerness to accomplish tasks both independently + as part of a team
  • Excellent physical fitness with ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Clean driving record
  • Willingness to work a few Saturdays during busy seasons is a plus

Pay + Benefits:

  • Pay will be on an hourly basis, at $16-18/hour, depending on experience
  • Overtime pay in busy seasons
  • Health insurance: Employer pays 70% for the individual
  • Retirement plan: Approximately 4% of salary, after first year
  • Vacation: 1 week after first calendar year
  • Holidays: 5 in first year
  • Continuing education opportunities

To Apply:

  • Please email resume and cover letter to swork@cayugalandscape.com