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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.

The Arnold Arboretum is strengthened by the diversity of our community. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those who are at the intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods, to join us. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.  

Applications are processed online through Harvard’s jobs database, accessed via the links below.

Director of IT
We are seeking a highly skilled, collaborative, and innovative IT Director to join our team. As the IT Director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of information technology within the Arboretum, ensuring the efficient operation of systems and technology infrastructure. You will collaborate to develop and implement technology strategies that support the Arboretum’s mission and enhance research, horticulture management, and visitors’ experience. You will also manage a team and advocate for continuous improvement of service/ function and collaborate with Arboretum leadership and departments to identify systems solutions to business challenges.

Manager of Youth Education
The Manager of Youth Education plays a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the organization by managing high- quality educational programming for youth within the Public Programs department at the Arboretum. This multifaceted role involves a dynamic combination of leadership and program development, creating meaningful educational experiences for young audiences ranging in age from Pre-K to High School.

Arboretum Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites early career scientists to apply for a unique opportunity to start a research career as independent postdoctoral fellow while gaining training and connections within the framework of a top-tier academic environment. The Katharine H. Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science supports scientists focused on utilizing the Arnold Arboretum’s living collections of woody plants to study any area of plant science. The Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship supports researchers that tackle any area of global change science utilizing the myriad resources of the Arnold Arboretum.

Horticultural Internships (Isabella Welles Hunnewell Program)
The Arnold Arboretum offers paid internships in collections management with concentrations in horticulture and landscape maintenance, arboriculture, plant production, or collections curation. Experiences combine hands-on training, interactive educational classes and networking opportunities. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically May through August).

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To search for job openings and for more information about employment at Harvard University, including benefits, please visit the Employment@Harvard webpage.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer