Gardener II

Washington D.C.
Feb 04, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Full Time

Position Title: Gardener II
Supervisor: Director of Gardens and Grounds
Department: Gardens and Grounds
Grade: 50, Non-exempt, union
Hours:  Full-time, 40 hours per week, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday

•    Participates actively in the daily care and maintenance of gardens and grounds. 
•    Works independently or as part of a team, under the supervision of a crew leader. 
•    This is a critical position, which may require the employee to work during emergencies. 

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Performs general plant care, garden maintenance, and essential garden duties, relying on knowledge of horticulture and plant care techniques: planting, pruning, mowing, blowing, edging, aerating, fertilizer application, cleaning and care of pools and fountains, sculpture, and benches.
•    Operates machinery and equipment used in the performance of gardening duties.
•    Prepares the gardens for daily public visiting hours, including removal of snow and ice, leaves, and other debris from walkways and steps.
•    May answer questions for garden visitors.
•    May assist with special projects as needed, perform related duties as required, and attend staff meetings. 
•    Ability to work outside in various weather conditions; endurance to walk, stand, kneel, bend, stoop, and climb; strength to push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Basic qualifications

Skills and Experience: 2-3 years of professional gardening experience, or training in horticulture or a related field, required. 


•    Certified Pool Operator.

Language skills

•    Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
•    Conversational fluency in Spanish preferred 

Physical Demands

•    Ability to work outside in various weather conditions
•    Endurance to walk, stand, kneel, bend, stoop, and climb 
•    Strength to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds.

To Apply

This position is open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).