Manager & Curator of Historic Gardens
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello has an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to manage the activities and staff of the Gardens and Grounds Department. The Manager reports to the Director of Gardens and Grounds and serves as the back-up to the Director for all matters related to the gardens and property. This position directly supervises a portion of the Gardens and Grounds staff, serves as the Foundation expert on Jefferson's gardens and landscapes, and serves as the liaison between Gardens and Grounds and the Center for Historic Plants. In addition to staff management and the administrative duties associated with running the department, this position will curate the historic gardens, research gardens and landscapes for publications and presentations, generate scholarly material on Jefferson's gardens, give lectures, participate in Foundation presentations, and serve as a public speaker regarding Jefferson's gardens.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a B.S. degree in Horticulture or a related field, a keen understanding of public garden administration, including experience in garden management, research, education, and curatorship of plant collections; extensive skills and knowledge of horticulture, such as pomology, flower production, vegetable production, weed science, viticulture, entomology, plant propagation, arboriculture and tree physiology, irrigation systems, pest control and invasive species management; experience with IrisBG Plant Collection Management or other relevant software, and progressive supervisory experience. Additional qualifications include the ability to obtain a Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator's license, a valid Virginia Driver's License and good driving record.