The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the role of Garden Lead in the Preservation department at Taliesin. Under the direction of the Director of Preservation, the Garden Lead supports the seasonal upkeep, preservation, restoration, and documentation of the cultivated landscape, assists with landscape team communications, and helps with the coordination of landscape volunteers at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark Taliesin campus. The Garden Lead adheres to safety and established systems and processes in support of Foundation departments and Taliesin Preservation. Note: this position is part time (approximately 20 hours per week), lasting April-October and will be staffed by up to two candidates.
· High School diploma or equivalent.
· At least two years related gardening experience
· Demonstrated knowledge of technical gardening practices and comfort with the materials used
· Ability to work independently and with minimum direct supervision
· Ability to use basic and precision hand tools within basic landscape management
· Commitment to following safety policies and procedures at all times
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to foster cooperative relationships with staff, the Taliesin Fellowship, contractors, vendors, and the general public.
· Ability to understand and follow Foundation and departmental policies and procedures.
· Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work effectively individually or as a team member in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and unexpected events or delays.
· Ability to work up to 40 hours a week as scheduled and occasional nights and weekends as required by supervisor.
· Ability and willingness to work outside in all kinds of weather in suitable clothing.
· Undergraduate degree in a related discipline
· Experience in park or natural resources project management, landscape architecture, landscape design, or conservation
· Experience in training and supervising staff and volunteers
· Experience conducting fieldwork and research with knowledge of related documentation requirements
· Thorough knowledge of preservation principles and practices in order to understand, communicate, and problem-solve within an appropriate historical framework, and familiarity with Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin, and the mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
· Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and regularly carry 15-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
· Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
· OSHA Risk Classification for COVID-19 Exposure: Lower Risk (Caution): This position has minimal occupational contact with the public and other co-workers and is therefore determined to fall within the Lower Risk category as defined by OSHA. To further minimize risk, employees are required to follow the Foundation's Safe and Healthy Workplace guidelines and related personal and facility infection control policies.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.