Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent
Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent
As an integral member of the grounds leadership team at Glenstone, the Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent must be a leader capable of recognizing and expanding upon existing standards of excellence in the field and, in the absence of the Landscape Superintendent, function as the authority figure for the department.
The Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent assists in managing the daily operations of all grounds activities within best organic practices and protocols including Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA and others. This includes identification, diagnosis and recommendations with regard to tree, turf, and shrub health within the organically managed system.
The Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent works with landscape architects, contractors, arborists, turf technicians, irrigation specialists and staff to provide oversight of the maintenance of the existing landscape of specimen trees, irrigation system, turf, meadows and woodlands and assists in providing direction and management for all new landscape assets. The Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent creates reports to maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, follows budgetary and staffing restraints, and functions as an outreach team member to our visitors and community by sharing Glenstone’s approach to landscape maintenance.
The Organic Landscape Deputy Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day readying of the campus for guests, as well as training and managing seasonal contract labor. This position performs hands-on tasks related to native meadow/understory management including planting, tree removals, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, watering and implementing an exotic invasive eradication plan.
Experience, Qualifications & Education:
- Desire to work within an organization that promotes meaningful encounters with people, art and nature amidst one of the world’s premier modern art collections.
- Knowledge of tools, methods and materials pertaining to an all-organic grounds maintenance program.
- Comprehensive experience in landscape management, public gardens, or outdoor facilities management.
- Knowledge of Maryland exotic invasive weed control.
- Educational and practical experience in aspects of tree care, landscape management, native plants and meadow establishment, invasive weed identification and organic control.
- Exemplary project management skills.
- Experience managing and motivating a diverse team.
- Hands-on approach to leadership.
- Experience making independent decisions within a larger strategic plan.
- Ability to talk to guests, staff, contractors, and others with passion and positivity.
- Familiarity with the safe operation of heavy equipment, hand and power tools, and other products unique to the trade.
- Ability to assist with snow and ice work or other seasonal off-hours emergencies as needed.
- Strong time management, organization, and prioritization skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a visitor-focused mindset.
- Willingness to work in all types of weather conditions.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
- 4-year degree in horticulture, forestry, turf science or related field.
- 5 years of experience with relatable field work
Salary and Benefits
Associates are crucial to achieving Glenstone’s mission and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We also provide a total benefits package that helps associates manage their health, protect their income, and prepare for their future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.