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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:

 

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

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

Thu May 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Seed of Renewal: Indigenous Agricultural and Culinary Revitalization in the far northeast
Sat May 07 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Daylilies and Perennial Transplanting
Wed May 11 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Botanical Art for Beginners
Sat May 14 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
The Gardeners' Fair and Plant Sale
Tue May 17 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Landscape Plants Credited Course
Thu May 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Landscape Plants Credited Course
Thu May 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Roses
Tue May 24 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement
Wed Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Hands-On Floral Design
Wed Jun 29 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Ergonomics of Gardening
Wed Jul 13 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal
Fri Aug 12 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
The Wonderful World of Carnivorous Plants!