• Title

  • Assistant Horticulturist (Seasonal)

    Posted: 01/22/2020

    Job purpose: 
    The Seasonal Assistant Horticulturist maintains period and teaching gardens, interpreting four centuries of garden and landscape history. She/he engages with the general public and works closely with volunteers within the museum landscape, with a focus on garden preservation and maintenance processes.
     
    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Maintain the gardens and general landscape at the museum using historic and modern horticultural practices 
    • Lead daily interpretive garden tours; educate and engage with museum visitors
    • Assist with the organization of garden roleplayers, interns, and volunteers
    • Work independently to complete tasks as directed
    Qualifications:
    • Educational background in horticulture, botany, farming, or related field
    • Experience with garden/landscape preservation and education, preferably in a nonprofit or museum setting
    • Knowledge of and ability to identify native New England plants
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Positive attitude and ability to interact with audiences of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds
    • Enthusiasm and passion for community outreach, education, gardening, and garden/landscape preservation
    Hours:
    The part-time, seasonal schedule is 7.5 hours/day, 3 days per week including two weekdays and one weekend day (preferably Sundays), from May through October. Occasional evening and other hours may be required for special events.
     
    Physical requirements:
    Must be physically fit. Work entails moving around the 9-acre site, with extended periods outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
     
    Direct reports:
    None
     
    Application Instructions:
    For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to horticulture@sbmuseum.org
    Please reference the job title in the subject line.