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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:

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Groundskeeper

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

WORKS WITH: Director of Operations, Garden Curator, Functions Manager, staff, volunteers, and interns

POSITION TYPE: hourly

HOURS PER WEEK: 40

JOB DESCRIPTION AT MASS
HORT: The Assistant Groundskeeper is responsible for the maintenance and care of the grounds at Mass Hort, the
buildings as required including light janitorial, the walkways, and roadways, in summer and winter.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance and operation the Gardens at Elm Bank, and buildings and grounds.
Lawn and garden maintenance
Janitorial tasks as necessary
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Society
Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, carpentry,
and other trades work assists with maintenance on irrigation systems
Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment

Landscape construction projects
Assist with Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Flower Show Exhibit setup, and breakdown
Winter snow removal and equipment maintenance, 24/7
Operational maintenance as directed by Director of Operations
Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilitiesand gates as needed
Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for society and function programs
Prepares facilities for Society and function program use
Provide daily work orders, and reports as requested by the Director of Operations
Provides additional services as requested by the Director of Operations
Submit time sheets in a timely fashion to supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

GED
3 years or
more in the field of landscape and grounds maintenance
Ability to work out doors in all weather
Knowledgeable about gardening maintenance Working
knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and
grounds construction and maintenance.
Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs
Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions (Red Cross course,
OSHA, etc). If not already obtained, candidate must be willing to go through training process
Skill in the operation tools and equipment
Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule

Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors,
other Society personnel and the public
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely

Download job description here.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dan Brooks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Internship Programs:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
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 

(read the full job description)

To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
Suzanne Leon, 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.

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.

2017 Calendar & Courses

2017 Calendar and Courses

Mass Hort Classes & Events

Tue Apr 25 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Bees in Springtime
Tue Apr 25 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design Spring 2017
Thu Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Preparing the Garden for Spring and Summer
Thu May 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
A Camel's Garden
Sun May 07 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Early Season Gardening Workshop
Tue May 09 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
New England Wildflowers
Sat May 13 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
The Gardeners' Fair and Plant Sale
Thu May 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tried and True Techniques for a Successful Vegetable Garden
Sun May 21 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Share the Love: Dividing Perennials Workshop
Thu May 25 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tour: The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Pollinator-friendly Gardens and Landscapes
Sun Jun 04 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Summer Sustainability
Wed Jun 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Hands-On Floral Design
Thu Jun 08 @ 7:00AM - 08:30PM
Ecological Gardening
Thu Jun 15 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
Second Annual Garden Party Benefit