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Director of Public Programs
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Director of Public Programs Position at the Arnold Arboretum
The Director of Public Programs provides leadership and management for the Arboretum’s formal and informal public programs including adult education, children’s education, and visitor education. The Director of Public Programs will facilitate and collaborate on educational initiatives with other Arboretum departments, University divisions, and other external schools and groups. The Director of Public Programs will manage a team of three managers to design and implement a portfolio of exceptional education programs that increase the audience’s understanding and appreciation for the Arnold Arboretum and its unique qualities and attributes within the City of Boston, Harvard University, and the world of Arboreta and other botanical gardens.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. Founded in 1872 and designed by America's first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Arboretum's first director, Charles Sprague Sargent, the 281-acre Arboretum is an historic landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted's landscapes. A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, the Arboretum provides and supports world-class research, horticulture, and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of woody plants. Along with a horticultural library and living collections herbarium encompassing some 135,000 dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best documented woody plant collections in the world, with approximately 15,000 curated plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit:www.arboretum.harvard.edu