Career Opportunities

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Grounds Assistant

Under the direction of the Garden and Arboretum Manager the Grounds Assistant maintains Yew Dell’s arboretum, gardens, and turf grass. The Grounds Assistant will work to maintain these areas through mowing, edging, string trimming, fertilizing, seeding and renovating turf grass systems. The Grounds Assistant will also work alongside horticulture apprentices, interns, seasonal staff and volunteers in garden maintenance such as pruning, mulching and weed control.

Position Title: Grounds Assistant 
Reports to: Garden and Arboretum Manager
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt

  • Maintain all turf grass, paths, fence lines, parking lots and terrace areas in a clean and presentable condition at all times
  • Oversee and schedule grounds herbicide and fertilizer applications, as needed
  • Coordinate with the Buildings and Grounds Technician on equipment maintenance and needs
  • Work with the Garden and Arboretum Manager to implement weed control measures in garden spaces
    concentrating on sustainable practices
  • Assist the horticulture staff in mulching, pruning, leaf removal, plantings, and other seasonal tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by the Garden and Arboretum Manager
  • At least three years of experience in turf grass and/or grounds management, or other related fields
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of power equipment such as zero turn mowers, string trimmers, power seeders, backpack blowers, tractors, etc.
  • Ability to be on foot for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Efficient and productive work style to allow maximum efficient use of limited resources
  • Openness to and enthusiasm for learning new techniques, products and approaches
  • Ability to work well with other Yew Dell staff, board, committee members and volunteers
  • Ability to effectively lead volunteers, interns and seasonal gardeners
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Kentucky pesticide applicator license
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as needed
  • Must have transportation to attend meetings and various functions as required

To apply send your resume to:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
Or email us using the “Contact Us” button below.

Event Staff

Under the direction of the Event and Program Manager the Event Staff is responsible for assisting with implementation of scheduled events at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Working with the Event and Program Manager the Event Staff will follow up and coordinate with wedding parties, event rentals and Yew Dell programs and events. The Event Staff is part of a team providing an outstanding experience to our guests.

Position Title: Event Staff 
Reports to: Event and Program manager
Classification: Part Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt

  • Act as the primary contact during an event rental and Yew Dell sponsored events
    through the event set up and break down, coordinating with other staff as needed
  • Open and close buildings and gates for event set up and break down
  • Oversee event set up, deliveries, vendor management and break down
  • Check facilities prior to the event to assure correct set up and cleanliness
  • Check facilities during and after the event to assure cleanliness and completion of the storage of event materials
  • Adjust set ups in buildings and on the grounds as needed
  • Keep grounds and facilities clean and stocked
  • Make suggestions to increase customer satisfaction while maintaining Yew Dell’s
    policies
  • Be present during rental set up when needed and at Yew Dell events when appropriate
  • Ensure that all event policies are followed
  • Recommend improvements and changes to events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and the willingness to “roll up sleeves” to get the job done
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner
  • Detail oriented with commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office products including Word and
    Excel
  • Commitment to furthering the goals of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens through creative and energetic support of the institution
  • A positive attitude with staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours

To apply send your resume to:
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
Or email us using the “Contact Us” button below.