Saranac Village — Landscape Worker

Description:

​This position will take care of all that grows on the camp property (e.g., lawns, flowers, trees, etc.). In the summer months, this position is not only a gardener but directs summer staff gardeners.

This is a seasonal position open from April 1 - November 1, 2018.

Responsibilities:

​Essential Duties:
  • Maintain the existing landscape of the camp by:
    • Watering (e.g., sprinklers, hoses and watering cans) all that grows on the property daily.
    • Feeding (e.g., fertilizers, mulches and soil additives) on a scheduled basis.
    • Pruning dead branches, vines or unwanted foliage.
    • Mowing and edging all lawns on a weekly basis.
    • Weeding where necessary, all beds, lawns and paths.
  • Develop work assignments and special projects for summer staff gardeners.
  • Work with the hospitality coordinator on developing special projects.
  • Police and take care of the gardening shed by making sure that all tools are working properly and are stored in an orderly fashion. Keep the building swept and clean.
  • Put in new landscaping (e.g., planting flowers, shrubs and trees, laying sod, etc.).
  • Order and purchase various flowers, shrubs, trees, sod, etc.
  • Keep good records and develop schedules on what has been completed, what needs to be completed and when it needs to be completed.
  • Learn and document new ways of doing things better.
Working Conditions:
  • This position requires that the staff person be able to:
    • Lift at least fifty (50) pounds of materials waist high.
    • Operate mowers, tillers and other equipment necessary for landscaping and lawn care.
    • Stand on his or her feet for at least eight hours a day.
    • Bend, twist, carry and do other physical activities necessary to perform this job.
  • The majority of the job will take place out of doors and the staff person will be exposed to heat, cold and various climate conditions as well as dirt and chemicals used in landscaping.
Note: This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

Qualifications:

​Education:
  • High school education.
  • Continuing courses in horticulture.
Experience required for the Job:
  • Knowledge of area plants and shrubs highly desired.
  • Ability to oversee day-to-day maintenance functions, personnel and projects.

Notes:

​Young Life is a relational ministry. Staff must be able to convey a sense of Christ-like hospitality and concern for guests and staff. Responding to the unexpected needs of a guest in a prompt and professional manner is important. All staff members are expected to represent Young Life positively and professionally within the local community and be able to work with and minister to the volunteer high school and college-age young people who attend our camp.

This is a seasonal position open from April 1 - November 1, 2018.​

How To Apply:

​Please complete the online application via the link below and submit a cover letter and resume to Alex Rogan, landscape supervisor at Saranac Village.

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