Vail Resorts Gardening Lead - Summer Seasonal - Vail Mountain in Vail, Colorado

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Lead Gardener - Full Time - Summer Seasonal - Vail, CO

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the direct oversight of the gardening crew of up to three employees.

  • Lead the gardening crew in tasks.

  • Ensure quality results of our daily maintenance tasks, operational duties, and special projects.

  • Promote a safe and positive work environment for employees.

  • Train teams to be able to confidently and safely perform their job duties.

  • Ensure all vehicles, equipment, tools and work areas are clean, safe, and properly maintained.

  • Carry out performance management for all team members in the department

  • Prioritize tasks for the crew.

  • Plant and maintain flower pots and beds.

  • Keep public areas free of trash during daily tasks including, but not limited to watering, deadheading, and weeding rounds.

  • Supporting noxious weed mitigation.

  • Support irrigation tech and lawn maintenance when needed.

  • Support the Base Area Operations team on various maintenance projects.

  • Must have the ability to self-motivate, work unsupervised from a task list, and keep busy on projects.

  • All other tasks as assigned.


  • Previous gardening / plant / landscaping experience - preferred.

  • Previous Vail Mountain experience - preferred.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs - required.

  • Must have a valid driver's license - required.

  • Must have a high school diploma - required.

  • Must be fluent in English - required.

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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