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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The job is located in Albemarle County, Virginia, and the successful applicant will be required to work in this location.

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number H0135W
Role Code Title Trades Technician I
Position Title Gardener
Position Summary

The gardener(s)may specialize in either flowers or vegetables, or may cover duties in both realms. The gardener(s). The gardener(s) will cultivate gardens with appropriate plants, planting and caring for them with watering, weeding, pruning, and pest and weed control. The gardener works in concert with the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent to select cultivars and plant them at the appropriate time and in the right locations. The gardener will prune and fertilize shrubs. The gardener(s) will often be required to assist the groundskeeper(s) with grounds maintenance, especially after storm events. The gardener will interpret the Highland garden to the public as needed.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge of basic horticultural practices. Previous experience in planting and maintaining flower or vegetable gardens (as appropriate). Some experience with shrub and small tree care. Ability to apply pesticides and herbicides.

Preferred Qualifications

Some college coursework.

Knowledge of historic plants and cultivation practices. Interest or experience in interpreting the historic landscape or gardens to the public.

Certification in Pesticides

Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Department James Monroe's Highland - Operations - 451000
Location James Monroe's Highland
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 07/10/2017
Review Begin Date 07/19/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Hourly
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions

The job is located in Albemarle County, Virginia, and the successful applicant will be required to work in this location.

Conditions of Employment:

This is a hourly, position not to exceed 1500 hours over 12 month period.

This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive over-time for hours worked beyond 40 in a work week.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your knowledge of plant selection and care for annual and perennial gardens.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you able to control plant and insect pests on plants through physical and chemical treatments?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your prior experience with the maintenance of established garden beds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you aware that this position is located in Albemarle County, Virginia, and are you prepared to work in this location, even if it requires relocation?
    • Yes
    • No

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Doc