Thanksgiving Point
  • Garden Maintenance
  • $16 - $21.75 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, employer/employee split, LTD, PTO paid holidays, Thanksgiving Point Membership

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.


Full-time, all year, benefited position to include PTO, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, and entrance to all Thanksgiving Point venues Pay range: $16 $21.75 /hr. depending on experience

Duties include:


  • Apply chemical and biological treatments across property to control insects, weeds and diseases.
  • Identify turf, tree, shrub and flower diseases and pests. Determine effective measures of control.
  • Apply pre and post emergent herbicides along roads, in turf and around trees and shrubs.
  • Keep accurate records of pesticide treatments including application rates, timing and dates.
  • Develop a pest, weed, and fertilization calendar.
  • Report to Garden Director/Garden Manager of any issues regarding pest management.
  • Track inventory and order chemicals/fertilizers working within the pesticide budget.
  • Possess a pesticide applicator license.
  • Schedule pesticide applications so as not to interfere with guests or workers.
  • Store and mix chemicals according to manufacture label.
  • Provide training to other workers who may apply pesticides.
  • Operate spray equipment.
  • Snow removal
  • Christmas lighting


Shift hours and days: Monday Friday and some Saturdays 6:00am 2:30pm, 7:00 am 3:30 pm adjusted seasonally. May also require some 5:00 a.m. pesticide applications or late evening depending on pest control needs. (mosquitos)

Skill requirements: Must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs., be detail oriented regarding mixing and working with chemicals. Recognize plant stress and identify plant problems.



  • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or related field preferred
  • 2 - 3 years of pest management experience preferred

The ability to work well with crew members and Thanksgiving Point team members.

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