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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University-Arboretum Seasonal and Intern Opportunities-Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:04pm

Arboretum Seasonal and Intern Opportunities

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
Boston , MA 02130

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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks skilled horticulture and arboriculture professionals and students to join the Arboretum’s Horticulture Department in the stewardship of one of the finest and most significant woody plant collections in North America.

The following seasonal positions and internship are currently open:

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Seasonal Arborist

The Seasonal Arborist position is a term appointment up to six-months in duration with flexible start dates through spring and early summer. The Seasonal Arborist works alongside fellow members of the Arboretum’s Arborist Team responsible for structural and maintenance pruning across the collections, large-scale plant removals, hazard tree assessments and corrective pruning measures, IPM practices, and other tasks as part of the full horticultural operation. Applicants should have some experience in urban forestry or arboriculture and a basic working knowledge of aerial tree care, i.e., climbing and lifts. There is one (1) Seasonal Arborist position available for the 2018 growing season. Hourly wage: $20.01. Benefits Eligible Position.

Seasonal Gardener (Horticulture Operations)

The Seasonal Gardener (Horticulture Operations) position is a term appointment up to six-months in duration with flexible start dates through spring and early summer. The Seasonal Gardeners work alongside the Arboretum’s team of Horticulturists responsible for holistic care of their assigned collection and landscape areas. Seasonal Gardeners assist with such tasks including execution of IPM practices, transplanting, pruning, weed management, mulching and composting, lawn maintenance and establishment, leaf clean-up, watering, invasive species management, and various types of landscape maintenance and collection renovation projects. There are multiple Seasonal Gardener (Horticulture Operations) positions available for the 2018 growing season. Hourly wage: $20.01. Benefits Eligible Position.

Seasonal Gardener (Landscape Operations)

The Seasonal Gardener (Landscape Operations) position is a term appointment up to six-months in duration with flexible start dates through spring and early summer. The Seasonal Gardeners work alongside fellow members of the Arboretum’s Landscape Operations Team responsible for implementation of the institutions mowing operations and aspects of its soils health program, management of irrigation and drainage systems, and other landscape maintenance and construction tasks as needed. There are multiple Seasonal Gardener (Landscape Operations) positions available for the 2018 growing season. Hourly wage: $20.01. Benefits Eligible Position.

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS

Isabella Welles Hunnewell Horticultural Internship 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, along with educational classes and visits to other botanical institutions. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically May through August) with the exception of a limited number of longer-term (18- to 24-week) appointments based on the availability of funding. Hourly wage: $13.00. Non-Benefits Eligible Position.

For more information and to apply please visit:
https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/about/employment/

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For more information and to apply please visit:
https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/about/employment/

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