TheGarden Assistant completes a variety of tasks necessary to support mature andlarge scale facilities. Theprimary duty of this position is to maintain and improve the gardens, bothornamental and edible, to a high standard. Thisposition can be a physically demanding position. This position also receives a high level ofoversight as to prioritization of tasks and may receive oversight whilecompleting said tasks. Much of the workis cyclical in nature allowing for the position develop routines and takeownership for much of the work.
DailyDuties, Functions, Responsibilities
• Performs basic skill-level duties, which mayinclude all or some of the following landscaping, lawn care, gardening, eventset up, and other various duties;
• Operation of basic hand tools;
• Maintains DBBC tools;
• Abides by organizational safety plan and policies;
• Prepares facilities and grounds for events;
• Picks up trash and litter around the facility anddisposes of such waste;
• May cultivate plants, gardens, and other aspectsof the Agri-Tourism program
• Paints doors, trim and other parts of the facilityto ensure routine maintenance;
• Performs routine maintenance on tools andequipment;
• Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities
• Basic knowledge of basic gardening tools andtechniques
• Ability to complete tasks without supervision.
• General knowledge of occupational hazards andnecessary safety precautions associated with work.
• Ability to interpret technical bulletins andschematics on equipment related to work.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to distinguish color for safety signs.
• High school diploma.
• Must be 18-years of age.
• Gardeningexperience required
PhysicalConditions and Nature of Work Contacts
• Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carryingobjects weighing in excess of 40lbs routinely.
• Requires strenuous tasks including, bending,stooping, lifting.
• Work exposes employee to adverse weather.
• Ability to multi-task effectively.
• Exposes employee to potentially minorinjuries.
• Ability to distinguish color for safetysigns/placards.
The story about Devils Backbone Brewing Company goes like this. Years ago, our founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall, were on a ski trip in the Alps when they tried their first craft beer, a German Weisse at a brewpub.
So to satisfy their thirst for a local haunt that served craft European-style beers, they started a whole brewery complete with a full-on brewpub for locals and visitors. It became a place where folks could drink and tell stories about their time on the trail or ski slope, or all of the above.
They named it Devils Backbone, the same name some brave surveyors, including Thomas Jefferson's dad, Peter, called this hard-to-summit mountain region almost 300 years ago. Kinda poetic, right?
In 2016 Devils Backbone Brewing Company was acquired by Anheuser-Busch. Since then, we've continued to brew award-winning beers that we're proud of, as well as share our beers with more beer friends than ever before!
Well there's your history, and here's a bit of our philosophy: we think being slow by nature is of mighty importance. It's why we take our time brewing our lagers and it's why we're smack dab in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you're ever in Virginia, we'd love for you to stop by the brewery and have a beer with us.