Category: Jobs

Open Position: Horticulture 6-month Apprentice

February 17, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

This working position will provide training and practical experience to a student or recent graduate of an accredited horticulture program. The horticulture apprentice will be involved with the maintenance of numerous gardens and establishment of new plantings throughout the cemetery grounds. The work will include planting trees, shrubs, and perennials, weeding, watering and mulching. The apprentice may also be involved with greenhouse work and other grounds maintenance tasks as needed. The apprentice will also participate in safety trainings, educational seminars and field trips when offered.

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Open Position: Plant Collections 6-month Apprenticeship

February 17, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position will provide an opportunity to engage in botanic garden collections management, primarily focusing on tracking plant acquisitions data, labeling the collections, conducting field-checks and taxonomic verifications, and using GPS equipment with digital mapping software.

Under the supervision of the Horticultural Curator and the Plant Records Manager, the apprentice will gain experience working with a wide range of plants, and gain an understanding of how technology can be used to support stewardship of an historic landscape with an active horticulture program. The work includes the use of BG-Base and ESRI mapping software, and participating in botanical photography. It may also include preparing interpretive materials for the public that will be used in the Visitors’ Center and on Mount Auburn’s website.

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Open Position: Greenhouse/Nursery 6-month Apprentice

February 17, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

This working position will provide practical greenhouse and nursery production experience to a student or recent graduate of an accredited horticulture program. The applicant will be involved with overall operations of the greenhouse and nursery, including the production of bedding crops, propagation, IPM, floral decoration and sales. The apprentice will participate in continuing education programs and field trips when offered.

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Open Position: Arborist

January 3, 2020
Performs tree maintenance, including pruning, cabling, fertilizing, planting, spraying, injecting and tree removals.  Climbs with rope and saddle and operates an aerial lift.  Performs a variety of other arboricultural and horticultural tasks as needed, such as plant pest monitoring and shrub pruning. (more…)