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Category: Horticulture

The Polly Hill Arboretum
West Tisbury, MA

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012




The Polly Hill Arboretum provides a unique 9-month collections management internship for an individual seeking to advance their career in public horticulture.  This internship will focus on all aspects of collections management.  Specific opportunities will include hands-on maintenance of the living collection, plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery management, documentation of the living collection using BG-Base plant records software, plant labeling and mapping, interacting and working with the public and volunteers, and participating fully in Arboretum programs.


The ideal candidate for this position will be a graduate of a four-year college horticulture program.  Priority will be given to applicants with a strong interest in public horticulture and in the management and curation of woody plant collections.


This internship is a nine-month, full time position and although the start date is flexible, early March is ideal. Compensation is $15.00/hour for a 35 hour week.  Housing is provided at The Nature Conservancy’s 90 acre Hoft Farm, which is about four miles from the Arboretum. Polly Hill Arboretum summer interns live there as well as other environmental science/ecology/horticultural interns associated with The Nature Conservancy and other conservation groups.


To apply for this internship please send a cover letter, résumé and a list of three references by January 13th, 2013 to:


The Polly Hill Arboretum
Attention: Tom Clark
P.O. Box 561

809 State Road

West Tisbury, MA, 02575


(508) 693-9426

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