Welcome to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's career site. Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.
We firmly believe that our employees, interns, and volunteers drive the success of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Our goal for the 21st century and beyond is to provide quality educational programming in our gardens, in the exhibit halls, and the classroom and to engage people in the stewardship of our natural resources.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.
Current Employment Opportunities:
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Groundskeeper
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
WORKS WITH: Director of Operations, Garden Curator, Functions Manager, staff, volunteers, and interns
POSITION TYPE: hourly
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
JOB DESCRIPTION AT MASS
HORT: The Assistant Groundskeeper is responsible for the maintenance and care of the grounds at Mass Hort, the
buildings as required including light janitorial, the walkways, and roadways, in summer and winter.
Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance and operation the Gardens at Elm Bank, and buildings and grounds.
Lawn and garden maintenance
Janitorial tasks as necessary
Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Society
Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, carpentry,
and other trades work assists with maintenance on irrigation systems
Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment
Landscape construction projects
Assist with Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Flower Show Exhibit setup, and breakdown
Winter snow removal and equipment maintenance, 24/7
Operational maintenance as directed by Director of Operations
Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilitiesand gates as needed
Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for society and function programs
Prepares facilities for Society and function program use
Provide daily work orders, and reports as requested by the Director of Operations
Provides additional services as requested by the Director of Operations
Submit time sheets in a timely fashion to supervisor
3 years or
more in the field of landscape and grounds maintenance
Ability to work out doors in all weather
Knowledgeable about gardening maintenance Working
knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and
grounds construction and maintenance.
Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs
Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions (Red Cross course,
OSHA, etc). If not already obtained, candidate must be willing to go through training process
Skill in the operation tools and equipment
Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule
Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors,
other Society personnel and the public
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely
Download job description here.
Seed to Table Intern
REPORTS TO: Seed to Table Educator and Director of Horticulture & Education
WORKS WITH: Staff, volunteers, and Interns
POSITION TYPE: hourly
SEASON: May - August, 2017. Full time seasonal including one weekend day.
HOURS PER WEEK: 40 hours per week, including 1 weekend day
SEASONAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Assists with daily maintenance in the S2T gardens and other edible landscapes throughout the property
Work with S2T program coordinator and Director of Horticulture to design and implement an independent research project, include end-of-season report.
Offers scheduled garden tours and supports related events
Works with the gardens curator, garden to table coordinator and volunteers to help with the maintenance and interpretation of our edible landscapes
Help with harvest for local food banks and special events
Must be personable, able to lift 50 lbs, and work in all weather.
5 days per week May-August, including 1 weekend day.
Salary/stipend $11 hr
Currently enrolled in related college program and have High School Diploma, GED
Must have some gardening and public speaking experience
Must have a valid driver’s license
Require CORI clearance
To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a member-supported organization, dedicated to encouraging and improving the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment.