Horticulture Summer Intern

January 10, 2018

The Horticulture Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking a summer intern for the 2018 season. The position will be 40 hours per week and will provide training and experience to a student enrolled in a horticulture program. Mount Auburn can provide training to accommodate a student’s interest or area of study including: Arboriculture, Gardening, Grounds Maintenance, Greenhouse/Nursery and Sustainable Horticulture practices under the supervision of the Superintendent of Grounds.

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated on the Cambridge – Watertown line near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by some 200,000 people each year, it is one of the oldest and best preserved landscaped gardens in North America and continues to operate as an active cemetery. Mount Auburn is famous for being the inspiration that led to the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. The horticultural richness of this National Historic Landmark features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall, representing 115 different botanical families and comprising more than 2,000 different taxa.

Candidates for the position should have a strong interest in a horticulture career and be willing to assist and learn from Mount Auburn’s horticulture staff. The physical demands of this position include routinely lifting to 50 lbs., bending, walking, and standing for long periods of time and working outside in variable weather conditions. A working knowledge of industry-related power equipment is preferred.

The pay is $15/hour and the start date is negotiable.

Please send cover letter with a current resume as Microsoft Word documents, including the job title in the subject area to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Materials may also be sent by mail to:

Human Resources
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA   02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

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