Tohono Chul seeks a team-oriented Groundskeeper who will thrive in a fast-paced environment and who is well-suited to working collaboratively with staff and volunteers. Responsible for maintaining the grounds and participates in ground construction activities. Working conditions include outdoor environment, extreme temperatures, lifts or carries heavy objects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plant and prune shrubs, trees, and flowers.
Remove debris from walkways, rake leaves and other debris.
Water trees, shrubs, flowers and perform irrigation activities including installation and repairs.
Spray for weeds and insects.
Assist in installing or upgrading new or existing gardens.
Set up and tear down for Park events.
Assist with semi-annual plant sales and other Park events.
Operate vehicles and powered equipment, such as trucks, tractors, golf carts, chain saws, electric clippers or other equipment to perform tasks.
Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers or axes.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of plants and irrigation.
Knowledge of equipment and tools used in maintaining the gardens.
Able to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks.
Able to follow oral and written instructions.
Able to work effectively with a team.
Required to work in all kinds of weather and spend most of the day on feet digging, raking and doing demanding physical labor.
One year of grounds or landscaping experience.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction.
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About Tohono Chul Park, Inc.
With its nature trails, demonstration gardens, exhibits and open spaces, Tohono Chul invites exploration and discovery. Learning to live with our desert home is the goal and the purpose of this 49-acre desert preserve founded in 1985. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.
Located in the sprawling northwest corridor of one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Tohono Chul is in a unique position to serve as a model of appropriate stewardship for the residents of metropolitan Tucson and southern Arizona. Our gardens demonstrate the creative use of native and arid-adapted plants in water-conserving landscapes that promote key Xeriscape® principles. Our changing art exhibits highlight the connection between nature, art and culture and underscore our sense of place by taking advantage of the rich cultural diversity of our region and promoting cross-cultural understanding. Our programs facilitate understanding of the relationships that shape the land and the interplay between the desert and its plants, animals, and people. With this understanding comes a richer appreciation for the desert’s resources and the need to preserve its beauty and biodiversity.
Since its founding, Tohono Chul has sought to teach coming generations how to care for our environment. A variety of site-based and off-site programming is offered to meet the needs of our young audiences, with grade/age-specific programs, and mission-related educational opportunities encourage lifelong learning amongst our adult audiences.