Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape in a serene and contemplative environment, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1,300 works by more than 200 contemporary artists. Glenstone welcomes the public four days a week and admission is always free.
Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do stimulating and fulfilling work. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the support required to assure excellence. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.
We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art, architecture and landscape; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so.
As an integral member of the grounds leadership team at Glenstone, the Assistant Landscape Manager must be a leader capable of recognizing and expanding upon existing standards of excellence in the field and, in the absence of the Landscape Superintendent, function as the authority figure for the department.
The Assistant Landscape Manager assists in managing the daily operations of all grounds activities within best organic practices and protocols including Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA and others. This includes identification, diagnosis and recommendations with regard to tree, turf, and shrub health within the organically managed system.
The Assistant Landscape Manager works with landscape architects, contractors, arborists, turf technicians, irrigation specialists and staff to provide oversight of the maintenance of the existing landscape of specimen trees, irrigation system, turf, meadows and woodlands and assists in providing direction and management for all new landscape assets. The Assistant Landscape Manager creates reports to maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, follows budgetary and staffing restraints, and functions as an outreach team member to our visitors and community by sharing Glenstone's approach to landscape maintenance.
The Assistant Landscape Manager is responsible for the day-to-day readying of the campus for guests, as well as training and managing seasonal contract labor. This position performs hands-on tasks related to native meadow/understory management including planting, tree removals, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, watering and implementing an exotic invasive eradication plan.
Experience, Qualifications & Education:
Desire to work within an organization that promotes meaningful encounters with people, art and nature amidst one of the world's premier modern art collections.
Knowledge of tools, methods and materials pertaining to an all-organic grounds maintenance program.
Comprehensive experience in landscape management, public gardens, or outdoor facilities management.
Knowledge of Maryland exotic invasive weed control.
Educational and practical experience in aspects of tree care, landscape management, native plants and meadow establishment, invasive weed identification and organic control.
Exemplary project management skills.
Experience managing and motivating a diverse team.
Hands-on approach to leadership.
Experience making independent decisions within a larger strategic plan.
Ability to talk to guests, staff, contractors, and others with passion and positivity.
Familiarity with the safe operation of heavy equipment, hand and power tools, and other products unique to the trade.
Ability to assist with snow and ice work or other seasonal off-hours emergencies as needed.
Strong time management, organization, and prioritization skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a visitor-focused mindset.
Willingness to work in all types of weather conditions.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
4-year degree in horticulture, forestry, turf science or related field.
5 years of experience with relatable field work
Salary and Benefits
Associates are crucial to achieving Glenstone's mission and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We also provide a total benefits package that helps associates manage their health, protect their income, and prepare for their future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.