Category: Jobs

Climbing Arborist at Mount Auburn Cemetery

July 21, 2021

Organization:

Are you tired of working in the commercial tree industry?  Do you have 2 or more years of solid climbing experience using rope and saddle and operating an aerial lift?  If you answered yes to both questions, then check us out!  We are seeking an experienced arborist to assist with maintaining our extensive collection of trees. The work will include: pruning, cabling, tree removals, plant health care, planting and other grounds maintenance tasks.

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge MA. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved landscaped gardens in North America and continues to operate as an active cemetery.  As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall, representing 115 different botanical families and comprising more than 2,000 different taxa.

We offer full time, year-round employment in a safe working environment, well-maintained equipment, and an experienced horticulture staff. Competitive pay and a generous benefits package including 11 paid holidays, vacation and sick time, medical insurance, company matching 401k plan, uniforms, PPE, and paid continuing education and training.

Hourly Pay range $24 – $36/hour commensurate with experience.

Role and Responsibilities:

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.
• Operate aerial lift, climb with rope and saddle, handle chipper, chainsaw, and hydraulic sprayer, stump grinder and Bobcat in a safe and proper manner
• Perform all necessary tree pruning, removals, storm damage repairs, cabling, and other tree work.
• Perform I.P.M. and plant health care functions, including pest monitoring, spraying pesticides, tree injections, and all required record keeping
• Uses hand pruners, handsaw, pole saw, pole pruner and a variety of small battery operated and gas-powered equipment.


Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:
• Two years of arborist experience
• Degree in Arboriculture or Horticulture preferred
• Massachusetts Certified Arborist or ISA Certified preferred
• Core Pesticide Applicator’s License must be obtained within six months after date of hire.
• Ability to climb trees with rope and saddle
• Ability to use and operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment such as pole pruners, snow blower, sprayer, bucket truck, chipper, chain saws, stump grinder and all other arboricultural equipment

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:35 PM.  Occasionally hours may be adjusted to meet business requirements.  

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Climbing Arborist” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or by mail to:             Human Resources

                                    Mount Auburn Cemetery

                                    580 Mount Auburn Street

                                    Cambridge, MA  02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.  We are unable to sponsor work visas or reimburse relocation expenses.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Position: Advancement Assistant at Mount Auburn Cemetery

June 18, 2021

The Institutional Advancement Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the new position of Advancement Assistant.  


Organization:

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Annual Giving Manager, this person will be responsible for supporting the Office of Institutional Advancement, by performing general administrative work, event support, preparing mailings, gift processing, and acknowledgement of gifts.

• Support the Annual Giving program in a variety of ways, including gift processing and acknowledgement, preparing of mailings, and assisting in maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database.
• Generate and send all pledge and recurring gift reminders on a timely basis.
• Conduct prospect research to identify potential new donors, from individuals, foundation, corporate and government sources.
• Responsible for data entry and the acquisition of new donor information in collaboration with Visitor and Cemetery Services.
• Process gifts and manage deposit, credit card, and online donation processes.
• Organize advance materials for events, including attendee bios, name tags, and information packets.
• Prepare calendar, save-the-date, and invitation mailings for donor events and select public programs.
• Staff donor events as needed, including some outside of regular work hours on weekends, evenings, and early mornings.
• Draft acknowledgement letters, including personalized special project and major gift letters, and ensure timely mailing.

Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to: 

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional development is required. One to two years of related experience is strongly preferred.
• This is an entry level position; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, Word and Excel, is required. 
• Prior familiarity with nonprofit fundraising and the Raiser’s Edge or other CRM databases is desirable but not required.
• Demonstrated ability to work with the public and to coordinate complex tasks.  Ability to follow through on assigned tasks and to work independently.
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills, in person, in writing, via telephone or other computer or other electronic media. 
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and creative as work demands change.
• Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends for fundraising events as needed.
• Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
• Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computers, mouse, telephones, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners and filing cabinets.
• Must be able to operate photocopying equipment, including but not limited to lifting, loading, and carrying stacks of paper up to 20 pounds.
• Must be able to move and work within an office environment including being seated for prolonged periods of time.

Hours of Work:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.  Occasional evenings and weekends as required.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Advancement Assistant” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or 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.


Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Position: Preservation Seasonal Staff at Mount Auburn Cemetery

June 18, 2021

The Preservation Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Preservation Seasonal Staff.


Organization:

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Role:

Reporting to the Preservation Manager, this person will be responsible for performing a variety of preservation-related tasks which include but are not limited to washing monuments, monument and masonry repair, resetting of monuments, and cast iron post and sign painting or repair.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• The washing of headstones, curbing, mausoleums, and other structures or features and the ability to distinguish proper washing methods e.g. pressure washer, steam cleaner, hand washing.
• Assist in the repair, repointing, and resetting of monuments. Includes digging and pouring foundations, mixing mortars, and setting heavy stones.
• Perform cleaning of mausoleum interiors including sweeping, dusting, and mopping.
• Maintenance of cast-iron fences, signs, and posts including painting and the removal or installation of cast iron elements.
• Oil or wax bronze doors, plaques, and statuary.
• Assist Facilities Maintenance Specialist in completing maintenance tasks. May include assisting with gutter cleaning, painting, or other maintenance tasks.
• Must adhere to all safety rules and procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment and guards. Bring all workshop and job site safety concerns to the attention of direct supervisor or member of the safety committee.
• Work cooperatively with members of other departments and act as a “team player”, assisting other staff as necessary when short-handed or requiring additional help. Among other things, assist with snow removal, facilities maintenance, and/or the set-up or breakdown of chapels for memorial services, meetings, or events.
• May be required to perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to: 

• High school diploma preferred.
• Driver’s license required.
Experience using a pressure washer preferred.
• Ability to work alone or with other members of the Preservation & Facilities Department.
• Ability to communicate in English preferred.
Ability to read a map and to navigate Cemetery grounds required.
• Ability to access all areas of the Cemetery grounds and buildings including walking up and downstairs, entering confined spaces, and navigating varied terrain.
• Ability to climb and work from all manner of ladders, scaffolding, and aerial work platforms.
• Ability to move both within a workshop and normal office environment.
• Ability to bend, walk, kneel, stoop, crouch, stand and reach overhead for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift and carry heavy materials (maximum 80 lbs.).
• May be required to work outdoors in any season or weather condition.

Hours of Work:

7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday. 

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Preservation Seasonal Staff” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or 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.


Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Position: Entrance Gate Greeter at Mount Auburn Cemetery

May 26, 2021

Organization:

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

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