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Display Horticulturist
Category: Horticulture

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Display Horticulturist

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 Display Horticulturist to be responsible for the design, installation, care and presentation of horticultural displays.
Essential duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Horticultural duties within multiple Conservatory display rooms, including watering, deadheading, planting, mulching, pruning, fertilizing and integrated pest management.
  • Acting as the team leader for installation of seasonal flower shows and exhibits that occur in designated Conservatory rooms.
  • Evaluation of crops to determine future feasibility for displays.
  • Monitoring, diagnosing and treating insect, disease, physiological and cultural conditions.
  • Working with other departments to provide plant material needed for classes, camps and Conservatory activities.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public regarding plants and care, as well as writing articles, giving tours and teaching classes.
A bachelor's degree in horticulture or plant-related field is required, along with knowledge and practice of highest industry standards for planting, pruning and maintenance. A Pennsylvania pesticide applicator license must be acquired 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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