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General Information


Job title: Assistant Gardener
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Job location: Mackinac Island, MI  49757 United States
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Date posted: 02/19/2016
Job type: Seasonal
Compensation: $13.00-15.00 hourly, plus overtime
housing/meals package available
Job Category:Arboriculture
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Job Description

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Grand Hotel is a world renowned, family owned summer resort hotel. We are located on Mackinac Island in the Straights of Mackinac at the northern tip of lower Michigan where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. Grand Hotel takes great pride in providing stunning gardens and meticulously maintained grounds for our guests and the 1,000's of visitors that tour the island annually. We have over 30 formal gardens which consist of over 100 different plant varieties, 2,000-3,000 flats of annuals and over 1,800 geraniums. For additional information about Grand Hotel and its outstanding gardens, please visit our website at

Grand Hotel is seeking a dependable, positive, motivated individual to assist our Head Gardener with all aspects of landscape maintenance and crew management. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
-Supervision of 6-10 crew members
-Daily inspection of gardens to ensure highest level of maintenance is achieved and proper watering schedule is being followed
-Daily scouting to identify potential disease/pest problems
-maintain greenhouse and holding area plants
-Prepare and plant flower beds
-Lead garden tours for hotel guests on a regular basis
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Job Requirements

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-Must be highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks on a daily basis
-experience with crew management helpful
-knowledge of fertilizers and pesticides for ornamental use necessary
-experience operating small equipment such as rotary mowers, weedeaters, tractors, backpack blowers, chainsaws
-broad plant and weed identification skills required
-Must have a positive attitude
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