Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University


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Seasonal Gardener (6-month Term Appointment), Greenhouse/Nursery

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Seasonal Gardener (6-month Term Appointment), Greenhouse/Nursery

Job Qualifications

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Assist Plant Production staff members with various tasks including:
Transplanting and repotting
Watering and fertilizing
Executing IPM practices
Mowing, string trimming, and leaf clean-up
Weeding, mulching, and brush chipping
Hardscape and infrastructure installation and maintenance tasks
Operating and maintaining various equipment and hand-tools
Leaf, litter, and snow management
Greenhouse cleaning and pot washing
Monitoring greenhouse environments
Performing data readings and recordings of weather station
Performs related job duties as assigned

Education and Experience

A minimum of one (1) year experience in horticulture or a related field
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and acquire a D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) Medical Examiner’s Certificate as part of the pre-hiring process
Must be able to perform manual labor, including frequent lifting/carrying/transporting heavy loads up to 50 pounds
Standing up to eight hours per day
Required to work in all weather conditions in all seasons
Essential staff for weather-related emergencies impacting the grounds

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