Senior Horticulturist - Botanical Garden of the Ruhr-University Bochum
The Botanical Garden of the Ruhr-University Bochum is among Germany’s largest botanical gardens and part of one of the leading research universities in the country. We are currently offering the exciting position of a permanent full-time Senior Horticulturist (“Gärtnermeister”) specialised in ornamental plants.
The successful applicant will have:
- “Gärtnermeister”-certificate or equivalent qualification that entitles the applicant to train and supervise apprentice gardeners specialising in ornamental plants (“Ausbildereignungsprüfung Fachrichtung Zierpflanzenbau”)
- an excellent knowledge of plants
- excellent leadership and communication skills
- several years of experience as Senior Horticulturist, preferably in a botanical garden
- environment management experience
- sound knowledge about the propagation and cultivation of tropical and subtropical plants, especially succulent, epiphytes and aquatic plants
- IT skills, especially managing a living collections database (we use Iris BG at Bochum University)
- willingness to further own professional skills and knowledge
- willingness to do weekend duties
- a permit to use pesticides (“Sachkundenachweis Pflanzenschutz” – more info here
- experience in biological pest control (desirable)
- good knowledge of English and willingness to learn German is the minimum essential for foreign applicants
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