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Historic Garden Manager - Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, Nashville

  • 01 Aug 2018 12:56 PM
    Message # 6408566

    The Andrew Jackson Foundation, the private non-profit organization that owns and operates Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as its Historic Garden Manager. Nearly 230,000 people visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage annually to explore its 1100 acres and its many historic buildings, structures and sites. The Historic Garden Manager will preserve and maintain the 19th century Hermitage Garden in a manner that is both historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing, while striving to educate site visitors and the general public about the Hermitage Garden’s history and plants.


    • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or similar field.
    • Three years of work experience in a public or historic garden.
    • Three years of experience supervising staff.

    Principal Duties

    • Preserve and maintain the Hermitage Garden in a manner consistent with a National Historic Landmark Presidential Site.
    • Develop and implement long range plans that emphasize the Hermitage Garden’s period of greatest historical significance.
    • Develop and implement annual planting plans for the Hermitage Garden and all other onsite planting beds and demonstration crops.
    • Oversee the care and maintenance of all trees and shrubs in the public areas of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
    • Oversee operation of the Hermitage Greenhouse.
    • Work with interpretive staff to develop garden and arboretum tours, provide tours as needed, and speak to groups about the Hermitage Garden.
    • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all garden staff and work with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and maintain garden volunteers.

    Preferred Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge

    • Ability to identify plant material and select proper plants for various environments.
    • Knowledge of heirloom plant materials and pest management thereof.
    • Knowledge of field crops and ability to care for and maintain demonstration crops.
    • Knowledge of native Tennessee flowers, shrubs, and trees versus invasive species.
    • Ability to operate zero turn mowers, tractors with attached implements, and walk-behind mowers.
    • Care, fertilization, and pest control for ornamental plants and turf grass.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Good teamwork and customer service skills.
    • Ability to operate Windows based computers and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of GIS software a plus.

    To apply please send cover letter explaining your interest in this position, resume, and references to:

    Tony Guzzi, VP of Site Operations
    4580 Rachel’s Lane
    Hermitage, TN 37076



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