Business / Organization Name: 
Eastern States Exposition
Contact Person: 
Matthew Santos
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(413) 544-3142
Street Address: 
1305 Memorial Ave.
City: 
West Springfield
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
01095
Job Title: 
Horticulturist
Job Description: 
Eastern States Exposition is a not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in providing year-round opportunities for the development and promotion of agriculture, education, industry and family entertainment while preserving our New England heritage. We are the home of The Big E, the largest fair in the New England. Our property consists of 175 acres used to host events throughout the year. We are looking for positive, self-motivated individuals to join our landscape department. Our Landscape Department is responsible for the maintenance of all lawns and grass parking lots, annual flower beds and plantings, perennial flower beds, shrub and tree maintenance, irrigation repair, and all pertinent needs of these areas. Job duties include but are not limited to: - Planning, planting and caring for our annual, perennial and ornamental beds - Watering and fertilization of all beds, pots, and baskets when needed - Implement a weed prevention plan using chemical or mechanical means - Monitor for pest activity and implement a pest management plan - Prune, deadhead and removal of dead plant material when needed - Renovate and amend flower beds if needed with organic material - Mulch ornamental beds where necessary - Do routine irrigation audits to ensure irrigation is running properly - Manage a small crew for projects and plantings -
Stockbridge Majors: 
Landscape Contracting
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Horticulture
Turfgrass Management
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and three references to MSantos@thebige.com
Minimum Qualifications: 
Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field or 2-3 years experience of progressive work in the horticulture industry. Must be knowledgeable with current industry standards. Must be able to obtain a Pesticide Applicator's License within 6 months of hire. Highly motivated self-starting individuals with attention to detail preferred.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Commensurate with experience. 401K, health and dental. Dues to local associations, meetings and seminars.