The Getty

  • Gardener

    Posted Date
    2 months ago(12/5/2019 2:15 PM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Trust - 1441-Grounds and Garden
    Grounds Maintenance
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $18.31 Hourly
  • Job Summary

    Performs grounds maintenance activities required for care of fine gardens, public and back of house areas as well as unimproved areas of Getty properties.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Under direct supervision, completes grounds maintenance activities including but not limited to gardening, equipment operation, materials transport, agricultural chemical application, and general labor
    • Maintains the appearance and safety of Getty gardens and grounds, including plantings, lawns, trees, hillsides, roads and undeveloped acreage
    • Waters, trims and prunes plants, shrubs, trees, and hedges and sprays pesticides on plantings, when appropriate
    • Monitors soil conditions, puts in new plantings and removes old
    • Maintains irrigation systems and may perform minor plumbing repairs
    • Drives tractors and trucks and operates grounds maintenance equipment and tools
    • May respond to questions about the grounds and gardens


    • High school or GED preferred
    • Previous related work experience
    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
    • Requires a California driver's license with fewer than three DMV points
    • Must be able to follow verbal instructions
    • Must be able to work in adverse weather and uneven terrain

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge and experience with landscape tools and equipment such as weed whips, mowers, and hand tools
    • Fundamental knowledge of and experience in grounds care
    • Able to work in extreme weather conditions
    • Ability to use and carry common landscape power tools
    • Ability to work in rough terrain and other adverse landscape conditions
    • Ability to understand spoken communication
    • Willingness and ability to work varied hours and overtime as needed
    • Knowledge and ability to work in team setting or alone
    • Must be capable of prolonged, very physically challenging work including lifting, carrying, twisting, walking knelling as required for landscape work