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Garden Crew Leader

To Apply - Send cover letter and resume to neil@atzingergardens.com

or call (734) 272-7321 to introduce yourself

Atzinger Gardens is a dedicated crew of horticulturists who create and tend private gardens around the Ann Arbor area. Most of us tend our own gardens and enjoy this work both as a profession and a hobby. Our business finds success by caring- customers are listened to, expectations are met, problems are fixed. We provide care through a gardening process that is thoughtful, detailed, efficient and reliable. In the end, customers appreciate their plants and outdoor spaces. 

Job Description

The Gardening Crew Leader at Atzinger Gardens is responsible for ensuring overall customer satisfaction by caring for gardening customers and their gardening needs through and with the assigned crew. This includes, but is not limited to, managing the productivity of the team; acting as the on-site “face” to the customer; planning, scheduling and logistics of gardening accounts. Working alongside the crew, the Gardening Crew Leader will train, coach, and motivate team members and will advise/assist the Owner in hiring, performance appraisal, promotion and disciplinary actions as required.

Job Requirements

  • Serve as primary point of contact for clients of assigned gardening accounts, conduct regular client meetings, anticipate needs, communicate recommendations, ensure requests are met and problems are solved

  • Guide and work alongside a crew in effectively and efficiently maintaining gardens to an exceptional standard guided by proper horticultural practices

  • Collaborate with clients to adapt and augment gardens as they grow, fulfilling design intentions; create work proposals to this effect

  • Identify plants, soil types, weeds, and pests and match to maintenance requirements

  • Anticipate logistics of jobs such as material deliveries, pulling permits, marking utilities, setting up equipment

  • Apply or oversee the application of pesticides using integrated pest management techniques

  • Contribute to your crew’s hiring process, make performance assessments, liaise with Owner regarding personnel actions

  • Set visit schedules for assigned accounts on a weekly basis and notify clients of upcoming visits

  • Set crew schedules on a weekly basis and coordinate with job needs

  • Keep and organize job notes, expenses, and invoicing information

  • Develop and recommend innovations to gardening crew operating procedures.

  • Winter planning and setup for following season

  • Partners with Owner on multiple facets of business operation

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job location - Superior Township, MI (near Ann Arbor)

Salaried position
Incentive program for exceeding annual crew revenue goal
Flexible winter hours

Additional Training/Certification opportunities available

Background check, clean driving record, and drug test required

Send descriptive cover letter and resume with referrals to neil@atzingergardens.com