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Current Job Postings

Director of Horticulture

The Tulsa Botanic Garden is looking for a dynamic Director of Horticulture to lead a team of committed Curators and Horticulturists.  The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of plants and their care.  We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic person to communicate their passion to all.  As a non-profit organization we work together to promote the beauty of plants and nature while building and sustaining an exceptional botanical garden.  We are passionate about educating guests, rooting ourselves in the community and using our creative minds and skills to further the growth of the Garden.

The Director of Horticulture will be responsible for all horticultural activities, planning and development at the Garden.  This will be a key leadership role therefore proven leadership skills, horticulture knowledge and initiative will be required.

The Tulsa Botanic Garden is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including: health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, Paid time off, Paid holidays and Garden membership. 

Job Duty Highlights:

  • Work with CEO to continue the enactment of a unique and compelling vision for horticulture at Tulsa Botanic Garden while adhering the design intents of each garden space
  • Develop, maintain and oversee annual budget of Tulsa Botanic Garden’s horticulture program, including the approval of all expenditures
  • Conduct regular site walks, set and prioritize goals and tasks and organize activities within each garden space
  • Lead educational garden tours and/or classes and workshops, serve as an ambassador for Tulsa Botanic Garden, including public appearances

Job Qualifications and Highlights:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Horticulture leadership
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in management and leadership
  • Microsoft and Windows proficiency
  • Strong plant skills and knowledge including industry trends
  • Ability to handle landscape maintenance equipment
  • Proven initiative and passion for work
  • Motivated and Organized
  • Confident decision making
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Oklahoma Pesticide Applicators License

Working Conditions and Environmental Exposures:

The position will at times be a seated, indoor office position with intermitted standing and walking.  At other times this position will be an active, outdoor position that will include repetitive bending, stooping and squatting with occasional climbing, kneeling or crawling.  General duties of the position will require manual dexterity such as grabbing, twisting and digging as well as the ability to handle small seeds and manipulate and operate hand tools.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have exposure to outside weather conditions and uneven, unpaved terrain.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but could be very loud depending on the task (appropriate PPE should be properly worn during the tasks).  The employee will be asked to lift and move 50+ pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested Candidates:

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lindsay Ziettlow.  No phone calls please.

Horticulturist

The Tulsa Botanic Garden is looking for a hard-working and passionate Horticulturist to assist with maintaining the high-profile landscapes of the Garden. We are looking for a positive, self-driven, team-focused person with a willingness to take the initiative.
As a non-profit organization we work together to promote the beauty of plants and nature while building and sustaining an exceptional botanical garden. We are passionate about educating guests, rooting ourselves in the community and using our creative minds and skills to further the growth of the Garden.
The Tulsa Botanic Garden is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including: health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, Paid time off, Paid holidays and Garden membership.

Job Duty Highlights:
• Assists with all aspects of the Garden including planting, pathways, water features and irrigation systems
• Work as part of a team to install new plantings and seasonal change-outs
• Assist with implementing IPM (Integrated Pest Management), pest scouting, and disease prevention, including the use of pesticides and herbicides
• Assist in the proper documentation of all new plantings, removals, deaths and placing accession tags and display labels
• Maintain and convey a working knowledge of ornamental plants, including trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous perennials, annual bedding plants, and tropicals
• Perform physical gardening work that is associated as part of a routine outdoor job in horticulture in the south-central U.S.
• Assist with special events and programs as needed, including seasonal nights and weekends

Job Qualifications and Highlights:
• Previous Horticulture experience
• Microsoft and Windows proficiency
• Team focused attitude with the ability to work independently as needed
• Display plant identification knowledge and a passion for the job
• Must be organized and detail oriented
• Valid Driver’s License
• Valid Oklahoma Pesticide Applicators License

Working Conditions and Environmental Exposures:
The position is primarily an active, outdoor position that will include repetitive bending, stooping and squatting with occasional climbing, kneeling or crawling. General duties of the position will require manual dexterity such as grabbing, twisting and digging as well as the ability to handle small seeds and manipulate and operate hand tools. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have exposure to outside weather conditions and uneven, unpaved terrain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but could be very loud depending on the task (appropriate PPE should be properly worn during the tasks). The employee will be asked to lift and move 50+ pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested Candidates:

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lindsay Ziettlow.  No phone calls please.

Food and Beverage Manager

The Tulsa Botanic Garden is hiring a Food and Beverage Manager. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and creative person to manage all aspects of the Food and Beverage program. As a non-profit organization we work together to promote the beauty of plants and nature while building and sustaining an exceptional botanical garden. We are passionate about educating guests, rooting ourselves in the community and using our creative minds and skills to further the growth of the Garden.

The Food and Beverage Manager will be responsible for the planning and implementation of all Food and Beverage offerings at the Garden including public and private events. This will be a fast-paced, physical and guest-centric role therefore customer service, organization and efficiency will be key.

Job Duty Highlights:

  • Oversee all aspects of the food service and bar operations, including seasonal menu development and staffing
  • Source food and bar inventory, supplies and equipment while maintaining inventory to keep up with demand
  • Respond and organize food and bar needs for public and private events including fundraisers
  • Facilitate on-site, day-of timeline, logistics and preparations, including signage, setup/tear down, vendor/catering logistics, clean up and closing
  • Responsible for sales and cost reports

Job Qualifications and Highlights:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in food and beverage management
  • Microsoft, Windows and Square
  • Strong organizational, multitasking and problem-solving skills
  • Customer service and vendor communication experience
  • Flexible and adaptive to change
  • Familiarity with the outdoors/gardens
  • Evening and weekend availability required
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current ABLE license and Food Handler license

Working Conditions and Environmental Exposures:

The position will at times be a seated, indoor office position and at other times will require extensive walking, stooping and lifting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have exposure to outside weather conditions and uneven, unpaved terrain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee will be asked to lift 50+ pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested Candidates:

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lindsay Ziettlow.  No phone calls please.

Food Service Associates

We’re seeking part-time Food Service employees to join our team at Tulsa Botanic Garden.

  • Food Handler’s Permit required
  • Food service experience required
  • Great multi-tasking and customer service skills
  • ABLE Licensed candidates preferred
  • Flexible hours – a great way to make extra income!
  • $12/hour plus tips

Please email Lindsay Ziettlow with a resume if interested.

About Tulsa Botanic Garden:
Tulsa Botanic Garden is an all-season oasis blooming in the Osage Hills, 8 miles northwest of downtown Tulsa.  Tulsa Botanic Garden is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote the beauty and importance of plants and nature to create a more sustainable and harmonious world. The Garden is located at 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive, Tulsa, OK 74127. For more information call 918-289-0330 or visit tulsabotanic.org.