Arborist

Location: Kennett Square, PA
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Section Arborist 

Longwood Gardens, Inc., the world’s premier horticultural display garden, located in Kennett Square, PA is seeking a full time Section Arborist. This individual will provide primary leadership and strategic direction to an empowered team of arborists to ensure Longwood’s extensive tree collection is maintained to the highest standards of excellence. The Section Arborist will also be responsible for utilizing best management practices in all aspects of arboriculture to support Longwood’s tree management plans. We seek a person with demonstrated ability to proactively plan and implement the arboricultural care of a wide range of tree species with an aim to achieve a highly desirable aesthetic with a focus on tree health. 

 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leadership in the field, as well as demonstrated abilities in managerial administrative duties; including but not limited to coordinating work schedules and record-keeping. The Section Arborist will report to the Grounds Division Leader. In addition to six full-time arborist, the Section Arborist will also provide guidance and support to numerous students and volunteers. This positon requires a thorough operational knowledge of arboriculture equipment, the ANSI A300 standards and Z133 safety guidelines. Some weekend and holiday work is required. 

 

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry (or related field) and five years’ working experience with arborist crew leadership. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to obtain a CDL B license for operating vehicles weighing over 11,000 pounds, a Pennsylvania commercial pesticide applicator’s license, aerial lift license and a forklift operator’s training certificate. 

 

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to Longwood Gardens, Inc.,

Attn: Human Resources,

PO Box 501,

Kennett Square, PA 19348.

FAX (610) 388-5495 or e-mail jobs@longwoodgardens.org. EOE