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Horticultural Technologist
Category: Horticulture

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Horticultural Technologist

Performs a variety of duties associated with the overall operation of the Living Collections of the Arnold Arboretum.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Lawn maintenance; pruning, fertilization; transplanting; propagation & nursery practices; irrigation; litter management; identification and methods of control of weeds, pests and diseases; leaf removal; snow removal; specialized tasks in grounds grooming & presentation or greenhouse and nursery operations; maintains, repairs and operates various equipment; maintains and makes repairs to building and grounds structures; oversees the work of interns, apprentices and term appointments; demonstrate performance in the safe & proper operation of the Arboretum’s equipment. This position is considered essential staff for weather related emergencies impacting the grounds.
May be required to: demonstrate knowledge of the Living Collections; possess and maintain a Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator’s License or either a Massachusetts Commercial Pesticide License or a Massachusetts Private Pesticide License; possess and maintain a hoisting license of the proper classification as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; monitor and identify pest and diseases in the collections; mix, apply, store and dispose of pesticides in accordance with Massachusetts general laws; utilize BGBase and be able to update and maintain plant records; maintain appropriate computerized records for equipment and grounds maintenance; order parts and supplies for grounds and equipment that have been approved; be certified as an Arborist with the Massachusetts Arborist Association or with the International Society of Arboriculture; possess and maintain a Mauget Certification; assist and facilitate researchers and professionals in their work and research.
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:
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please apply through the following link, requisition number 30210BR

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