Horticultural Technologist

Location: Boston, MA
Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks a skilled horticulture professional, passionate about the care of botanical collections, to fill the role of Horticultural Technologist. 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. Horticultural Technologists’ are responsible for the full scope of collections care and landscape maintenance tasks within assigned zones. Responsibilities include planning and execution of IPM practices, transplanting, pruning, watering, weed management, mulching and composting, lawn maintenance and establishment, leaf clean-up, invasive species management, equipment operation, landscape maintenance and collection renovation projects, and  other assignments as part of the full horticulture operation. In addition, horticulture staff members support the Arboretum’s longstanding internship training programs through development and instruction of courses, hands-on training, and mentorship. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on interdepartmental efforts. Hourly Wage: $30.38. Full-time, Permanent, Benefits Eligible Position.