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Careers & Internships at Mass Hort

Welcome to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's career site. Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

We firmly believe that our employees, interns, and volunteers drive the success of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Our goal for the 21st century and beyond is to provide quality educational programming in our gardens, in the exhibit halls, and the classroom and to engage people in the stewardship of our natural resources.

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

Current Employment Opportunities:

 

Facilities Manager

Full-time, salary postion

This key hands-on position is responsible for the maintenance and care of the 36-acre Elm Bank estate location of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In this capacity, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the Elm Bank Horticulture Center, including buildings, grounds, security, property management, equipment, construction and maintenance projects, events logistics, and vendors/services. The ideal candidate is personable and has the ability to communicate with and work with a variety of people and work cordially with donors, trustees, volunteers, staff, and the public. Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential. Hands-on skills to fix minor issues and identify problems required. A problem solver with can-do attitude.

(read the full job description)


Children’s Garden Gardener and Hands-On Educator

Seasonal part-time position - 18 hours per week

Assists with daily maintenance in the Children’s Garden at Mass Hort.
Offers scheduled daily hands on garden programs for kids/families. 

(read the full job description)


Event Personnel

Season: May – October 2016 (or portions of these dates) Primarily Weekends: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (or partial days)

Unique Venue: Gardens at Elm Bank
The Gardens at Elm Bank is a busy wedding and event venue. We are looking to fill event personnel positions for our upcoming 2016 wedding and event season. The Event personnel will play an integral role the execution of each event that takes place on the property. We primarily specialize in weddings, with a handful of other social events, and are looking for candidates who ideally have experience with both.

The Role of Event Personnel:
The role of the Event personnel is to oversee the management of events on site. This includes customer service, solving problems, tending to needs of the event: electricity, minor clean up, moving tables/chairs with caterers as needed. Be responsible for the safety and security of the site. We are looking for a personable professional to help assist with our customers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
* Service: the event personnel is the contact for the caterer, event planner, and customer during the event
* Set tables, chairs, and dance floor per event order instructions if needed (must be able to lift 50 lbs.)
* Maintain safety/security of the site
* Be able to think on your feet to solve problems and meet customer needs

Qualifications/Skills
* Must be personable and like working with people
* Calm under pressure
* Responsible for maintaining a consistent and regular attendance record
* Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more, bend, crouch
* Ability to solve minor cleaning and maintenance issues
* CORI check required

Download a PDF of the job description.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Internship Programs:

Garden to Table Intern
Seasonal full-time position

Assists with daily maintenance in the G2T gardens and other edible landscapes throughout the property.

(read the full job description)

To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
John Forti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MISSION
Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a member-supported organization, dedicated to encouraging and improving the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Massachusetts Horticultural Society has a wonderful volunteer community that helps us carry out our mission everyday by volunteering in the office, in the gardens, and at events. Please visit our volunteer page.

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

2016 Calendar & Courses

2016-Catalog

Mass Hort Classes & Events

Wed Jul 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal
Wed Jul 27 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
The Saplings Club at Elm Bank
Thu Jul 28 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Arts on the Green
Sun Jul 31 @10:00AM - 10:30AM
Sunday with Seed to Table
Wed Aug 03 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
The Saplings Club at Elm Bank
Fri Aug 12 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
The Wonderful World of Carnivorous Plants!
Thu Aug 18 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Evening at Elm Bank: Goddesses in the Garden
Sun Aug 21 @12:00AM
Sunday with Seed to Table
Fri Aug 26 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Forests for Monarchs
Sun Aug 28 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Back to School Gardens!
Sun Sep 11 @10:00AM - 10:30AM
Sunday with Seed to Table