Horticulturist I

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Horticulturists are responsible for greenhouse, nursery and courtyard activities as directed by the Director of Horticulture. Primary work location will be the greenhouses in Hingham, MA with some travel to Boston for onsite work at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

This position requires availability to work on weekends and some holidays.

Responsibilities
  • General maintenance of Museum’s living collection including pruning, watering and fertilizing.

  • Transporting plants between the Museum courtyard and Hingham greenhouses.

  • Museum Courtyard maintenance to include pruning, watering, fertilizing and removing plants.

  • Upkeep and maintenance of the greenhouses and greenhouse work areas.

  • Application of OMRI-listed pesticides and fungicides, in addition to releases of beneficial insects.

  • Recording greenhouse activities and IPM records.

  • May be called upon to assist with educational groups and/or tours.

  • General research on horticultural techniques.

Other duties as directed by the Director of Horticulture.

Requirements
  • 2+ years’ experience in horticulture in greenhouses, farms or gardens.

  • Curiosity, willingness to ask questions and eagerness to learn.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with colleagues to share observations.

  • Ability to work independently within a small team and take initiative towards shared priorities.

  • Ability to use judgment in interpreting and following written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. or to assist another person in moving plants and supplies up to 100 lbs.

  • Ability to handle physical requirements that include moving hoses, standing for long periods, and working in hot

How to Apply
Posted on January 10