Philbrook Museum of Art is a vibrant cultural institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma that welcomes approximately 150,000 visitors each year. A 1920s Italianate Villa nestled in 25 acres of designed gardens, the Museum features selections from an actively growing collection of approximately 16,000 objects as well as a dynamic and ambitious program of rotating exhibitions. Philbrook is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive art museum and offers visitors a glimpse into a broad range of cultures, time periods, and perspectives. The diverse collection supports a vision of Philbrook as central to the lives of our community as a place for learning, inspiration, and fun. Through bold action and strategic investment, we create a space for new ideas, diverse perspectives, and social connection.
The Philbrook gardens, designed in 1926 by landscape architects Hare and Hare, who used Italian Renaissance gardens, known for their visual focal points, as their inspiration. Today the 25 acres include five major gardens, five smaller gardens, four historic structures, 17 works of art, and an urban forest numbering over 1,000 trees. The gardens were renovated in 2004.
With bee hives, a Victory Garden (which provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs to our community), and a stained glass log cabin added to the gardens in recent years—and with plans in development to leverage the gardens to inspire visitors and make a positive contribution to our local ecosystem—this is an exciting moment to join the Philbrook Garden Team.
Philbrook holds the visitor at the core of its mission, which is to make a creative and connected community through art and gardens.
Philbrook Museum of Art seeks applications for a Horticulturist. All levels of horticulture experience and/or education are encouraged to apply, as this position may be filled as an Assistant Horticulturist, Horticulturist, or Senior Horticulturist. The Garden is essential to the future of the Museum. The Horticulturist plays a vital role in the organization.
The Horticulturist is responsible for planning, caring for, and maintaining a garden area, including but not limited to, all aspects of plant health care and day-to-day horticulture operations as assigned by the Horticulture Manager.
This position is expected to work full-time at 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday (with occasional weekend, holiday, and special event shifts), and an excellent benefits package is offered to include medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k), and PTO.
Philbrook is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. At Philbrook, we value a diverse and inclusive workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour