Thanksgiving Point
  • Garden Maintenance
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, employer/employee split, LTD employer pd, PTO, 8 pd holidays, some additional benefits offered but paid by employee.

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.


Responsibilities include:  Start up and blow out of the irrigation system in the spring and fall.  Perform preventative maintenance, cleaning nozzles and filters, adjusting heads, checking and repairing broken heads, drip, leaking or stuck valves, and any other repair as needed.  Will write watering schedules and coordinate with the Horticulture Manager on watering times and days.  Train and supervise one irrigation technician in irrigation repair and maintenance.  Clean and maintain fountains. Maintain adequate inventory of sprinkler parts and supplies.  The Irrigation Manager will also be responsible for irrigation emergencies and weekend monitoring of stuck valves, dry spots and breaks.  During spring and fall flower planting the Irrigation Manager will flag heads and assist in bed preparation.  Winter time work includes; snow removal, pruning of trees and shrubs, putting up and taking down Holiday lights, and general spring cleanup.


Shift hours and days required:

 Monday through Friday and some Saturdays.  We start at first light 6:00am -2:30pm June through August, 7:00am 3:30pm April, May, September October, and 7:30 4:00pm during the winter season.


Skill Requirements:  Must be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions.  Know the mechanics of sprinkler design and installation as well as be familiar with the Maxicom Central Control System and IQ control system.   Applicant must possess leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner.  Must have a working knowledge of Rainbird clocks and sprinkler parts.  Knowledge of computer skills is a plus.

Education Requirements or Work Experience:  

Required 3-5 years of irrigation maintenance experience along with 1-2 years of supervisory experience. 

Thanksgiving Point
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