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.
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
* 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
Seed to Table Intern
REPORTS TO: Seed to Table Educator and Director of Horticulture & Education
WORKS WITH: Staff, volunteers, and Interns
POSITION TYPE: hourly
SEASON: May - August, 2017. Full time seasonal including one weekend day.
HOURS PER WEEK: 40 hours per week, including 1 weekend day
SEASONAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Assists with daily maintenance in the S2T gardens and other edible landscapes throughout the property
Work with S2T program coordinator and Director of Horticulture to design and implement an independent research project, include end-of-season report.
Offers scheduled garden tours and supports related events
Works with the gardens curator, garden to table coordinator and volunteers to help with the maintenance and interpretation of our edible landscapes
Help with harvest for local food banks and special events
Must be personable, able to lift 50 lbs, and work in all weather.
5 days per week May-August, including 1 weekend day.
Salary/stipend $11 hr
Currently enrolled in related college program and have High School Diploma, GED
Must have some gardening and public speaking experience
Must have a valid driver’s license
Require CORI clearance
To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
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.
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.