Washington D.C.
Feb 11, 2021
Mar 18, 2021
Full Time

Position Title: Gardener II

Supervisor: Director of Gardens and Grounds

Department: Gardens

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.



Minimum 3 years of professional gardening experience, or training in horticulture or a related field, required.


  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator or Certified Operator in DC, MD, or VA
  • 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

The position remains 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).

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