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Title: Horticulturist - Part time

Employee Classification: Part Time Classified/A/P

Department: Horticulture

Salary Range: $16.20

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Performs all duties associated with maintenance, care, and development of Horticulture Program facilities, landscape, displays, and collections. Supports horticulture team in delivering an exceptional educational experience for horticulture students.

What you'll do:
  • • Perform a wide range of landscape/maintenance tasks important to the cultivation, preservation, protection, and transplanting of existing plants; including but not limited to planting and transplanting, pruning trees and shrubs, watering, mulching, mowing, trimming, grooming, raking, hoeing, digging, chipping brush, weeding, fertilizing, deadheading, and edging.
    • General cleanup and equipment maintenance such as picking up trash and compost, removing refuse, tidying up tool and equipment storage areas, cleaning paths.
    • Operate technical equipment and maintains general care of tools necessary for garden operations to include but not limited to; vehicles, tractors, cultivators, mechanical sprayers, and a variety of hand tools.
    • Maintain tools and equipment (i.e., apply lubrication, sharpening, and general cleaning). Refer more serious problems to Horticulture Lead.
    • Work in designated areas to oversee day-to-day responsibilities of landscape maintenance.
    • Ensure that all tool storage areas and work areas are kept clean and orderly.
    • May be responsible for assigned weekend watering rotation duties.
    • Behaves and communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, with students, faculty, co-workers, supervisors/managers, volunteers, and visitors.
    • Assist horticulture team with support for classes, special events, and educational programming.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

• High School Diploma or equivalent. One (1) year of relevant full-time experience or current enrollment in the horticulture program with completion of HRT101.

Preferred Qualifications:


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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