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Greenhouse Technician
Category: Horticulture

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013


Greenhouse Technician

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


Esteemed as the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest public gardens, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.


Phipps is seeking a full-time Greenhouse Technician to provide care and propagation of plants from seeds and cuttings, as well as stock plants. Essential duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Producing and growing plants for permanent collections, outdoor plantings and exhibits, including all flower shows, with a focus on Phipps’ specialty crops (e.g., Fall Show chrysanthemums).
  • Propagating plants (seeds, cuttings, divisions) and caring for stock plants and production crops, including watering, fertilizing, pinching, pruning, repotting, pest scouting and pesticide application.
  • Working with Greenhouse Foreman to determine and meet propagation and production schedules.
  • Maintaining conditions of production houses, including controlling weeds, ventilation, temperature and sweeping floors.
  • Assisting with installation, maintenance and tear down of flower shows, special exhibits, display rooms, outdoor gardens and special projects as required.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public regarding plants and care.


A bachelor's degree in horticulture or plant-related field or equivalent experience required. Must be able to work independently and must acquire a Pennsylvania pesticide applicator license within six months of hire.


Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.


For more information about Phipps, please visit our website:


Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

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