Director of Horticulture: Georgia

Agency
Callaway Gardens
Location
Pine Mountain, GA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
50,000-60,000/yr
Last Date to Apply
10/16/2021
Website
https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1934741-373543
Description
I. Job Summary Callaway Resort & Gardens is comprised of over 2500 acres. The Director of Horticulture oversees all initiatives related to the grounds with the exception of the golf courses. In addition to maintaining the Gardens, the Director of Horticulture provides vision and execution for special events involving plants, flowers, topiaries, etc. II. Summary of Major Duties & Responsibilities · Oversight and management of Resort Horticulture, Gardens Horticulture, Forestry and Arborist · Coach and develop 3 direct report managers · Promote and encourage productivity · Special event planning, design and execution while managing all project deliverables within time limits. · Conduct market research, gather information, and negotiate contracts. · Work alongside team members and lead by example to build trust · Operate equipment such as chainsaws, skid steers, tractors, mowers · Provide required training including OSHA, WIP, etc. · Attend management meetings · Act as Manager on Duty on a rotational basis · Work with Director of Gardens Operations to create annual budget · Maintain working relationship with the Lake Management/Lake Maintenance company · Assist with dam inspections · Remain "weather-aware" to ensure preparation for inclement weather · Provide emergency response for storm damage affecting Callaway property or roadways · Instill the importance of operating machinery in accordance with expected use · Ensure team members operate in a safe, professional manner · All other duties as specified during staff training and onboarding. Management reserves the right to change and/or add to these duties at any time. III. Qualifications · Degree or relevant experience in Horticulture, Agronomy, Botany · 2+ years in a management or leadership position · Planning/project management experience · Financial acumen/experience creating a labor & materials budget · Experience overseeing a vast amount of land · Ability to work effectively with children and adults, as well as people of all ages and abilities. · Strong interpersonal and communication skills. · Ability to stand for long periods of time, and work outside in extreme weather conditions such as, but not limited to, heat, cold, rain, wind. · Must be able to work weekends and all major holidays. · Able to lift at least 50 lbs. IV. Behavioral Requirements · Able to project Callaway's wholesome image by being genuinely friendly and caring and by taking pride in their work. · Must put SAFETY first while ensuring guest receives a memorable experience. · Must be self-motivated and disciplined. · Must be able to prioritize and complete work assignments on a timely basis. · Must maintain strict confidentiality and judgment regarding privileged information. · Must be willing to constantly improve. · Must have professional appearance with good personal hygiene. · Must promote and support a "team" work environment by cooperating, helping co-workers, and working across various departments. · Must adapt to changes easily. · Must enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic environment. · Must show appreciation to others. · Must be sensitive to the needs of our Guests and feel empowered to take action to meet their needs within company guidelines. · Self-supervised and disciplined to prioritize and complete workload on a timely basis. · Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations. · Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of teams above own interests; inspires trust of others. Callaway Resort & Gardens provides equal access to and opportunity in its employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1934741-373543
Qualifications
Degree or relevant experience in Horticulture, Agronomy, Botany · 2+ years in a management or leadership position · Planning/project management experience · Financial acumen/experience creating a labor & materials budget · Experience overseeing a vast amount of land · Ability to work effectively with children and adults, as well as people of all ages and abilities. · Strong interpersonal and communication skills. · Ability to stand for long periods of time, and work outside in extreme weather conditions such as, but not limited to, heat, cold, rain, wind. · Must be able to work weekends and all major holidays. · Able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Contact Person
Vicki Andrews
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