AMFA is an inclusive cultural space that inspires and builds community through the visual and performing arts. It is a place where wonder, playfulness, and boundless curiosity are always welcome. By actively engaging the diversity within our community, AMFA serves as a cultural hub where everyone is invited to grow and learn. Staff and faculty ensure a safe, accepting, and hospitable space for personal and artistic development, offering inclusive programs with a broad audience reach. By engaging the senses and encouraging doing and making, our audiences deepen their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual engagement with the arts.
If you believe in these values and think this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day, we invite you to apply.
As the Native Landscape and Outdoor Program Manager reporting to the Director of Facilities and Security, you will be a part of a diverse, committed, creative culture in a position focused on overseeing year-round daily landscape operations. You will also play a collaborative role in the development of the outdoor programs under your purview.
What you will be doing
- Onboard and manage third-party maintenance contractor(s) and ensure the proper, efficient, and timely completion of landscaping duties; provide quality control of maintenance services
- Daily inspection and oversight of landscape maintenance work to ensure overall presentation and condition of grounds and gardens meet standards and quality expectations which include:
- Ensure healthy plant material and trees throughout the year, working with contractors, arborists, or other specialists to ensure landscaping is vibrant and seasonal and annual maintenance occurs
- Ensure hardscaping is clean and well maintained by contractors, including walking paths and parking area
- With Museum security and registrar’s department, monitor outdoor sculpture to ensure they are safe and clean
- Monitor irrigation system and work with contractors to ensure warranties are maintained
- Examine any unsafe working conditions and ensure corrective procedures are in place
- Appraise utilization of third-party vendors over time to evaluate the cost effectiveness and landscape consistency and continuity, and make recommendations regarding benefits or deterrents of future internal personnel growth
- Work on the grounds and sometimes in the office, providing hands-on completion of work
- Host landscape-based tours and programs for youth and adult guests, requiring some evenings and weekends
What you will bring along
- Considerable knowledge of horticulture and grounds maintenance; Understanding of irrigation systems’ operation
- Demonstrate natural leadership with the ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, visitors, vendors, and others in the workplace
We take care of our people
- Competitive pay
- Health, vision and dental coverage for you and your family
- Generous number of holiday and vacation days
- Employee discount program
- Museum membership
- Strong retirement program with 6% employer contribution
Learn more about us by visiting arkmfa.org.
To apply, please provide a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org