Tulsa Community Foundation

Tulsa , Oklahoma

Position Summary

Under general supervision, complete landscape maintenance functions, including but not limited to, all aspects of plant health care and day-to-day operations involving horticulture.

Essential Functions (Including, but not limited to):

  • Conducts all activities in alignment with principles and integrity of the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Ensure quality and consistency in all aspects of the day to day horticultural operation.
  • Follow all operating and horticulture policies and procedures on a continuous basis to ensure safety, efficiency and guest satisfaction.
  • Complete landscape tasks including but not limited to cutbacks, leaf removal, mulching, pruning, weeding, mowing, string trimming, planting, deadheading and pesticide applications.
  • Utilize, inspect, and complete minor repairs of irrigation system.
  • Complete plant health care practices including but not limited to to scouting for plant diseases and insects, proper watering, applying pesticides per protocol, and applying fertilizer in correct amounts.
  • Communicate needed materials and plants for horticulture operations. Complete plant designs as necessary.
  • Train and guide volunteers and/or temporary assistants to safely help in tasks as needed or as assigned.
  • Operate equipment as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An Associate’s degree in horticulture or 2 years of experience in horticulture or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the park’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have or be able to acquire Oklahoma pesticide license.

Skills and Experience:

  • Desire and ability to enhance The Gathering Place brand and its executive team in the best interest of the Community, The George Kaiser Family Foundation, donors, and all Stakeholders.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with public parks and/or horticulture operations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong customer service skills.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to operate equipment as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to complete the physical demands representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job are typical of a laborer, landscaper and/or installation crew.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; dig; rake; twist; and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Requires occasional carries up to 100 pounds with the assistance of a two wheel hand truck
  • Must be willing and able to work varied and long shifts including holidays, weekends, and events.
  • May be subject to exposure to excessive noise, extremes in temperature, humidity or wetness, dust, or chemicals, and require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment.

Computer Proficiency:

  • Must be proficient with Word and Excel and be able to adapt well to various other computer programs.

A Gathering Place for Tulsa is in partnership with George Kaiser Family Foundation and RiverParks Authority.