The Association is accepting proposals from individuals and firms to facilitate the development of the organization’s next Strategic Plan launching in January 2025. The successful applicant will facilitate a comprehensive planning process, engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including board members, staff, Association leaders and members, partners, and sponsors to create a robust Strategic Plan to guide the organization for the next three – five years.
Our Career Center provides position openings in botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, horticultural societies, and museums, along with a number of other career-oriented resources for public horticulture professionals.
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Learn more about various careers at public gardens straight from the professionals themselves.
"Ask An Expert" Webinar Series
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Director of Horticulture in a public garden? How about a Development Leader? Or a Volunteer Coordinator? In this ongoing webinarseries,you will learn more about each position and the kinds of experience that will help you succeed as a leader in the field.(Use the password “APGAASK” when prompted)
Learn what it means to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers a clear overview of their authority, roles, and guidelines. It also pays to know what practices are prohibited in the workplace and during the interview process.
Create a document detailing the key selling points of your garden or organization—both outward and inward. Many selling points are obvious, but some may not be. Let your hiring team be “armed” with all the redeeming features of your workplace—from benefits to social culture and whatever else might appeal to a desirable applicant.
Ask for and follow up with references. A good reference list provides at least three professionals with whom a given candidate has worked. When following up with references, have a clear list of questions to present regarding your candidate to keep information consistent and allow good comparative analysis.