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Christine Ventura, Living Collections Fellow, distributes rove beetles in the Dana Greenhouses.
Christine Ventura, Living Collections Fellow, distributes rove beetles in the Dana Greenhouses.

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Current Opening(s)

Horticulture I
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks a highly motivated and skilled horticulture professional, passionate about the care of diverse plant collections, gardens, and landscapes, to fill the role of Arboretum Horticulturist I. The successful candidate will join the Arboretum’s Horticulture Department in the stewardship of one of the finest and most significant woody plant collections in North America. Horticulturists are responsible for the full range of horticultural and landscape maintenance tasks within assigned management zones. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on interdepartmental efforts. The Arboretum seeks to build a dynamic and diverse horticulture team and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply.

Plant Growth Facilities Manager
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks a Plant Growth Facilities Manager to oversee its technically complex growth facilities at the state-of-the-art Weld Hill research facility.  The facility at the Arnold Arboretum consists of approximately 6,800 square feet of greenhouses, growth chambers, and related work space, plus outdoor common garden space. Working closely with researchers, the Plant Growth Facilities Manager will ensure high quality plants and plant growth facilities to support a full range of research and teaching activities. The Arboretum seeks to build a dynamic and diverse team and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply.

Gardener I
The Gardener I will work as a member of the Department’s landscape operations team. Primary responsibilities include mowing, string trimming, and related turf and equipment maintenance; irrigation system installation and maintenance; litter management; snow removal; and other landscape operation and construction tasks as needed. Secondary responsibilities include meadow management and trail installation and upkeep. This position may be responsible for overseeing the work of seasonal employees as needed. In addition, they may provide instruction and mentorship support to the Arboretum’s internship training programs. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on interdepartmental efforts. The Arboretum seeks to build a dynamic and diverse horticulture team and encourages all interested candidates meeting the basic qualifications to apply.

Seasonal Gardener, Landscape Operations (6-month Term Appointment)
The Seasonal Gardener (Landscape Operations) position is a six-month role starting in spring. The successful candidate will work alongside fellow members of the Arboretum’s Landscape Operations Team, responsible for implementing the institution’s mowing operations and meadow management, trail installation and maintenance, irrigation and drainage systems, and other landscape maintenance and construction tasks as needed. Hourly wage: $21.00. Benefits-eligible position. The Arboretum seeks individuals with all backgrounds to apply. A college degree is not required.

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