Assistant Grower - Full time, year round
Newton Cemetery & Arboretum
A unique opportunity to grow and tend quality annuals in a beautiful and serene setting!
About Newton Cemetery & Arboretum- The historic Newton Cemetery & Arboretum is located at 791 Walnut Street in Newton, MA just west of Boston. An active cemetery and accredited arboretum, it is a non- profit Massachusetts Corporation founded in 1855 and governed by an elected board of trustees. Its mission is to operate and maintain a garden-type cemetery into the indefinite future for people of all faiths. The Cemetery grounds provide a tranquil, park-like setting for visitors and are open to the public every day of the year. Learn more at www.newcemcorp.org.
Responsibilities and Duties
-Assist the Greenhouse Manager in all aspects of plant production in the 7,200 sq ft greenhouse range.
-Propagate, seed, transplant, water and tend over 20,000 annuals, perennials, and specialty houseplants
-Assist in the maintenance of 1,000+ individual flower beds and display gardens throughout the Cemetery’s 100-acre grounds.
-Assist in the implementation of Integrated Pest Management strategies
-Lead Seasonal Gardeners in maintenance tasks at the direction of the Greenhouse Manager
-Valid driver’s license
-Greenhouse experience preferred, but not required
-Experience leading a crew preferred, but not required
-Basic computer skills and ability to read a map
-Ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Detail oriented
-Ability to work in all weather, and to perform repetitive tasks
-Must be able to bend/kneel, walk/stand for extended periods
-Good communication skills
- Positive attitude and good sense of humor
This is a full time year round position with some weekend overtime.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Health, retirement, paid holidays and vacation, uniforms etc.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Newton Cemetery
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Newton Cemetery: