The Horticulture Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to complete a twelve-month apprenticeship in 2018-2019, with starting date to be determined. The position will provide training and experience to a student or recent graduate seeking a career in public horticulture. Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Grounds and the Horticultural Curator, the apprentice will rotate through a variety of different crews including arboriculture, gardening, greenhouse, experimental garden, plant records & mapping, and general grounds maintenance. The particular interests and skills of the candidate will be used to structure the actual rotations and projects. Several planned field trips to other public gardens are included in the apprenticeship. (more…)
Assists with the overall operation of the Greenhouse, including the production of crops, scouting for disease/insect problems, treating for pest control and upkeep of lot and corporation flower beds. Responsible for supervising greenhouse operations when the Greenhouse / Nursery Manager is absent.
The Assistant Greenhouse / Nursery Manager plays a significant role in the planning, growing, documentation, and tracking of in-house production of woody and herbaceous plants. Works closely with the Greenhouse / Nursery Manager in all job aspects to receive and grow: cuttings, seed, grafts, and plugs for production. (more…)