Thanksgiving Point
  • Garden Maintenance
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • 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.Gardens

This position is responsible for plant maintenance of the Butterfly Conservatory, along with managing the horticultural maintenance of wedding areas and surrounding buildings,

East Property Manager

  • Raise the level of horticultural care in the wedding areas and surrounding buildings
    • Develop expectations for the garden crew
      • Weekly walk throughs with each crew teaching them how to identify weeds, insect problems, dry areas, loose pavers, and how to set priorities. Document these walk through's and follow up the following weeks
    • Work closely with the Garden Designer, Irrigation and Pest Managers to implement designs, schedule watering, and control weeds, insects, diseases, and nutritional problems.
    • Participate in the planning of designs and events
    • Develop, maintain, and promote positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, members, vendors, contractors, media, and the public.
    • Ensure crews have the proper equipment for perform their task in an efficient and effective manner.
      • Keep track of supply needs
      • Clean, store, and inventory equipment in an organized manner
      • Teach proper care of equipment
        • Sharpening
        • How to start and maintain power equipment
      • Look for inefficiencies and develop processes and policies to alleviate them
      • Install Holiday light displays
      • Coordinate with events manager on watering schedules and venue presentation
      • Keep paths clear of snow, ice, and other trip hazards.
      • Help garden staff with large events and plant switch overs.


  • Maintain plants within the Butterfly Conservatory
    • Work with Containment Director to ensure plants are providing a healthy environment for the Butterflies.
      • Plants are healthy
        • Water and fertilization needs are being met
        • Insect and diseases issues are being managed
        • Enough plants are in flower to provide nectar to butterflies
        • Proper pruning
      • Environmental conditions inside the Conservatory are optimal for both butterflies and plants
      • Keep paths clean and safe
      • Keep water feature clean and in good operation



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