The horticultural Technician is responsible for assisting with the care and maintenance of the plants within the Rainforest Pyramid exhibit, greenhouses and Moody Gardens grounds. POSITION AUTHORITY: The incumbent is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities, provided such action is consistent with position guidelines as outlined below. POSITION GUIDELINES: Position guidelines include, but are not limited to, established company and department policies and procedures and all supervisory directives. The incumbent is expected to exercise sound, reasonable judgment and initiative, and give high priority to accuracy and details in the performance of job responsibilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Rainforest Pyramid Prepare exhibit for daily opening, including watering, trimming, sweeping and removal of debris. Daily observation of collection to look for signs of disease and pest, treat accordingly. Routine exhibit maintenance as needed, including plating, fertilizing, weeding trimming. •Greenhouses & outdoor Areas Daily watering of collections Propagating plants by cuttings and seeds. Reporting and assessing needs of plants as needed •Maintaining a clean safe and organized work environment and follow all safety protocols •Any and all other duties as assigned; duties are subject to change as management deems necessary to best serve the needs of Moody Gardens EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Prior general knowledge of tropical plants and their care is preferred. •Knowledge of general plant pest and diseases and treatments is preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS: •Must be reliable and responsible. •Must be a team player with a willingness to work hard and a commitment to quality. •Must be independent, reliable and able to work with little supervision. •Able to retain large amounts of information. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: •Ability to tolerate multiple change exposures throughout work environments, including high heat, high humidity and outdoor conditions. •Sufficient mobility to spend long periods of time walking and standing. •Must be able to maneuver 50 pounds.
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