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Landscape Technician

Full-time Position

The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio is in search of an experienced Landscape Technician.  This is a full-time,

40-hour per week position that includes benefits.  The Landscape Technician maintains all turf operations as well as performs tasks relating to the culture and maintenance of collection plants under the supervision of the Director of Landscape Operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain turf on main grounds
  • Perform plant maintenance in assigned zone area
  • Apply various herbicides and insecticides effectively and safely
  • Attend seminars and other functions relation to responsibilities
  • Attend and participate in department and related arboretum meetings as necessary
  • Able to work some weekends and evenings
  • Maintain a pesticide applicator license and have understanding of turf types
  • Maintain regular and timely attendance
  • Maintain current, valid Ohio Driver’s License


Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 pounds, up to and including 80 pounds
  • Able to walk, stoop, raise arms above head
  • Able to work in all types of weather
  • Able to cope with and/or control allergies to a wide range of elements
  • Operate hand pruners, saws and various motorized equipment
  • Assist The Arboretum’s snow removal team



  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Must have at least two years of landscape experience or similar horticultural responsibilities


Send cover letter, resume and three references to HR Coordinator/Landscape Tech., The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056.  Email: jeromine@dawesarb.org with the subject line “Landscape Technician.”  Deadline to apply June 5, 2015.  To learn more about The Dawes Arboretum, please visit www.dawesarb.org.


Send General Employment Inquiries to:

Contact:  Jan Romine  |  740.323.2355 or 800.44.DAWES  |  information@dawesarb.org  |  7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE, Newark, OH 43056