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Part-time / Seasonal Gardener Needed at National Shrine of St. Therese

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Diocese of Juneau

Part-time / Seasonal Gardener Needed at

National Shrine of St. Therese 

 

The Shrine is looking for a part time gardener to work 
Thursdays and Fridays (2 eight hour days per week)
Duration: May 15th to August 31st. 
Send resume to 
juneaushrine@dioceseofjuneau.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Diocese of Juneau seeks a seasonal, part-time Gardener to tend the gardens at the National Shrine of St. Therese. This is a seasonal, part-time (~16 hours/week - Thursday and Friday) position running from the middle of May to the end of August. This position works independently with limited supervision by Ed's Edible Landscaping.

Weeds, deadheads, waters, divides, stakes, transplants, fertilizes, mulches and composts garden beds. Spreads slug bait as needed.

Prunes, waters and fertilizes shrubs and trees. 

Plants annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees

Reclaims garden areas by felling and removing existing vegetation, hand digging weed infested soil for removal, adding fill, grading, raking, and mixing, rolling, planting, transplanting, dividing, staking and mulching.

Lifts, carries and stacks items up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 100 lbs. with assistance; loads and unloads trucks of items up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 100 lbs. with assistance; Items include but are not limited to bagged fertilizer, lime, potting soil, peat moss, shrubs and trees. Transports materials, supplies, tools and equipment using Shrine pickup truck Cleans and organizes storage areas and shop. Operates hand tools, power tools and equipment. Repairs minor equipment problems and performs routine equipment maintenance. 

Provides information about The National Shrine of St. Therese and the life of St. Therese to visitors and pilgrims.

Participates in safety training; notifies Supervisor of hazards, plant diseases, or any other problems requiring attention. Completes daily timesheets, accident reports and other minor paperwork as may be required in a timely manner. Assists with documenting and maintaining Shrine garden records.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty (listed above) satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid state driver's license is required. Two seasons of experience in a similar position is preferred. College education in horticulture, biology or botany, (or completion of the Master Gardeners course) is desired. Must successfully pass Diocesan background screening and Safe Environment Training.

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Good interpersonal and customer service skills. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Strong command of both written and spoken English language.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical requirements include the able to regularly bend, stoop, squat, reach and climb stairs and ladders. Lifts, carries and stacks items up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 100 lbs. with assistance; loads and unloads trucks of items up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 100 lbs. with assistance; Items include but are not limited to bagged fertilizer, lime, potting soil, peat moss, shrubs and trees.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER:
Located in what can only be described as a magnificent setting, The Shrine is dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the patron saint of Alaska, missionaries, and the Diocese of Juneau. She is known for her Little Way and in her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, she wrote that what really matters in life is not our great deeds, but our great love. The Shrine offers retreat opportunities to individuals, families and large groups. During the summer hundreds of day visitors tour the grounds, and gardens which encompass approximately 12,000 square feet. The Shrine is located approximately 22 miles north of downtown Juneau.


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