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Posted: 01/13/2015

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an AAM-accredited, American Renaissance estate in a spectacular subtropical setting on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. Vizcaya consists of 14 National Historic Landmark buildings on 50 acres of grounds, with 2,500 art and 35,000 archival objects. Vizcaya attracts 200,000 visitors each year and is working to strengthen its profile as a cultural resource and a nationally recognized leader in public horticulture and cultural landscape management.

Historic Landscape Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Miami, FL
$40,568 - $68,081


The position of Historic Horticulturist will enable the furthering of Vizcayas horticultural mission through effective horticultural display and landscape management. The Historic Horticulturist will be a critical, hands-on component of the Horticulture team, a non-supervisory position reporting directly to the Chief Horticulturist, and will work closely with the Historic Landscape Specialist and Curator of Orchids. By utilizing their ornamental horticulture experience, the Historic Horticulturist will ensure the effective management of ongoing specialized horticultural display related tasks consisting of containerized horticultural displays and display of living collections, indoor landscapes, Vizcayas IPM program, and nursery management. The Historic Horticulturist will ensure all the above are maintained to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens standards of display and horticultural excellence.

Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree in Ornamental, Landscape, or Public Horticulture, Landscape Design or closely related field.  Two years of experience in general ornamental horticultural practices are required.  Additional related work experience may substitute for the formal education on a year-for-year basis.  Experience in a public or historic garden setting is highly desired.


Preferences: Able to carry up to 40 lbs. and work outside in varying climatic conditions including excessive heat and humidity. Able to stand for long periods of time and able to safely traverse uneven surfaces. The successful candidate should have the ability to communicate clearly and directly, orally and in writing, to a widely varied group of staff, volunteers, and visitors. The ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as required and requested is highly preferred. The successful applicant must have the ability to procure a FL drivers license and FL Public Applicators license within 6 months of hire. A working knowledge of BGBase software is desired. Candidates must possess a working knowledge of plant identification methods, and knowledge of subtropical and tropical flora is highly desirable. Spanish speaking and writing ability is not required, but is desirable. Working knowledge of gasoline powered landscape equipment is a plus. Demonstrated nursery management experience is desired but not required. 

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How to apply
Apply: http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp no later than February 13, 2015. Job Opening ID: 33005.

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