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Bonsai Display Horticulturist

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Bonsai Display Horticulturist

Job Qualifications

The Bonsai Display Horticulturist will act as team leader for bonsai displays, will assist with other show installations, troubleshoot garden problems, evaluate crops for future display feasibility and work with the integrated pest management specialist to monitor and treat plant conditions.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or plant-related field is required, or equivalent experience, along with two years’ experience in growing and maintaining bonsai in a professional capacity using the highest industry standards. Knowledge of a vast plant palette and the ability to research the needs of individual crops and suggest suitable plants to add to displays are required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a willingness to interact graciously with the general public are required. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Position Application

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.