Jobs @ Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn’s dedicated staff are responsible for the daily care and stewardship of this National Historic Landmark, accredited arboretum and botanical garden, and active cemetery.
STAFF AT A GLANCE
Mount Auburn employs 55 full-time staff and 40 seasonal and part-time staff. Additionally, the Cemetery is supported by the work of 10 interns and 100+ volunteers.
Mount Auburn’s staff represent a wide range of professional backgrounds including arboriculture, customer service, curatorship, education, facilities care, financial management, fundraising, gardening, horticulture, human resources, information technology, landscape management, planning, preservation, security, and visitor services.
Mount Auburn is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
- Open Position: Gardening InternPOSITION 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 … Continue reading Read more
- Open Position: Plant Collections InternPOSITION 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 Plant Records Manager and the Horticultural Curator, the intern will gain experience … Continue reading Read more
- Open Position: Greenhouse / Nursery ApprenticePOSITION 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 … Continue reading Read more
- Open Position: Arborist InternPOSITION SUMMARY: Performs and trains at tree maintenance procedures including pruning, climb with rope and saddle, operate aerial lift, planting, cabling, bracing, fertilizing, spraying and removals.
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in applying for any open position should submit a cover letter and resume, as MS Word documents, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job title in the subject line. Cover letters and resumes may also be mailed to Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, Attention: Human Resources. No telephone calls, please.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
Mount Auburn Cemetery is committed to providing a respectful, ethical and fair work environment conducive to the productive accomplishment of our organizational goals. We treat all employees with fairness, respect, dignity, and integrity.
The Cemetery competes for talent with a variety of organizations but finds the most parity in job levels, descriptions, and skill requirements with other comparable organizations such as cemeteries, historic sites, and botanic gardens and/or arboreta.
The Cemetery’s employees are privileged to work with other people who share a desire to build, serve and sustain a strong community of dedicated non-profit professionals through leadership and advocacy. We provide a naturally collaborative atmosphere in which people take true ownership of their roles and yet seek each other’s input to facilitate the best possible solutions to organizational and operational challenges. We share important information openly with one another and invite new ideas and constructive organizational assessment. And, we strive to provide everyone with the opportunity to achieve a manageable work/life balance.
Traditional compensation and benefits programs are important components of our overall Compensation and Benefits Philosophy. Fairness in the design and administration of these programs is of paramount importance to the culture. We regularly calibrate the amount and, where possible, the mix, of both cash compensation and benefits programs. Although we have traditionally strived to deliver competitive health and retirement benefits, coupled with median base-pay levels, we recognize that it is important to be flexible and are committed to revisiting our approach as budgets allow. We periodically utilize multiple, highly-regarded published compensation and benefits surveys to benchmark our reward programs.
We recognize, encourage and reinforce strong organization, team, and individual performance where possible. We cultivate a strong feeling of fairness in pay and recognize that certain skill sets demand more compensation than others while attempting to strike an equitable balance with respect to other factors such as individual performance and length of service. We are also mindful that our overall ability to spend is limited by our financial resources. We are committed to reasonable levels of compensation and benefits and intend full compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
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