The Horticulture Manager is responsible for the complete oversight of all resort grounds, ensuring a level of quality and presentation consistent with the expectations of OVI. This includes, but is not limited to, lawn areas, color beds, shrubs and trees, floral arrangements and individually placed plants and hardscape areas. Areas of coverage involve the 40-acre main property as well as Casa Elar and Central Services. Also included in the scope of responsibility is the Topa Mountain Winery grounds. This position will be responsible for administrative duties such as payroll, ordering of product and materials and communication across multiple departments. Strong organizational and leadership qualities are imperative for the coordination of projects and scheduled events as well as daily maintenance while fostering a team-oriented culture and positive work environment.
Essential: 1) 3-5 years of experience in commercial landscaping 2) Strong working knowledge of plant materials, irrigation, chemical uses and applications and turf management 3) Ability to manage multiple tasks and team members 4) Ability to promote a positive work environment and strong team leadership 5) Ability to work early mornings and some weekends/holidays. 6) Ability to uphold the standard levels outlined in the departments Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the Ojai Valley Inn Handbook 7) Attention to detail 8) Ability to organize and delegate job duties and needed resources 9) Valid Driver’s License
Desirable: 1) Previous experience in resort operations 2) Experience with procurement of product and materials 3) Working knowledge of all equipment used in daily maintenance 4) Ability to communicate in Spanish
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: Salary Depending on Experience Benefits & Privilege's for Employees: Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, 401k & EAP Program, Maternity & Paternity Leave, Company Paid Life Insurance, Education Reimbursement Program, Emergency Employee Fund (Helping Hands), Competitive Wages, Complimentary Employee Meals, Child Care Tuition Discounts, Local Restaurant Discounts, Complimentary Rounds of Golf, Complimentary Yearly Overnight Stay, Complimentary Employee Fitness Classes, Complimentary ESL Classes, Theme Park Discounts (FunEx), Rideshare Program, 35% discount on Spa Ojai treatments, 25% discount on Spa Ojai treatments for family & friends, 20% discount in Retail outlets, 20% discount in Restaurants outlets, Reduced room rates for family & friends, Complimentary or discounted golf
About Ojai Valley Inn
Nestled in the idyllic enclave of Ojai is the historic Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California's most revered destinations since opening in 1923. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California's past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort continues to turn the page to a new chapter with a series of fresh elements that further elevate the resort experience while remaining true to its authentic spirit. Fresh touchpoints and additions include: apiary and immersive beekeeping program and the debut of The Farmhouse at Ojai in early 2019.
Set on 220 oak studded acres, the resort offers an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soul soothing spa therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai; instruction that encourages creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage; essential oil blending in the Apothecary; multiple pools, and more than five dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual to fine dining, recognized by Wine Spectato...r with the 2016 Best of Award of Excellence. In 2016, the Inn was honored as the #5 Best Resort in Southern California by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and ranked #8 Resort Hotel in California in Travel + Leisure's 2017 "World's Best Awards." These and other accolades affirm the Inn as a treasured destination that authentically combines the regions unspoiled spirituality with 21st century luxury.