- Three years of greenhouse experience with a minimum of two years of greenhouse management experience. Proven expertise in growing quality plants, optimizing greenhouse systems, effective pest control, plant nutrition, and development and enforcement of protocols and procedures required.
- Working experience with and knowledge of pest management principles and practices, plant propagation/culture methods, and soil and growth media preparation required. Proven experience with relevant pesticides, fertilizers, safety, and legal requirements, and the correct use of equipment.
- Must possess and maintain (or acquire in a reasonable amount of time after hire) a valid Mass. driver's license and pesticide license; be able to perform strenuous manual labor, including climbing ladders and frequent lifting/carrying heavy loads up to 50 lbs; experience with hand and power tools.
- Must be able to work with chemicals and substances requiring safety precautions and equipment requiring constant and careful attention. Protective devices required during periodic use of pesticides, fertilizers, and soil preparation.
- This position is considered ESSENTIAL STAFF. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must be able to work during periods of adverse weather and during emergencies.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is performed on-site in Jamaica Plain/ Roslindale, MA, not in a remote environment. Please also note that Harvard University cannot provide Visa Sponsorship or Work Authorization for this position.
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What Makes the Arboretum Special?
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 a 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 herbarium encompassing some 1.5 million dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best-documented woody plant collections in the world, with roughly 16,000 accessioned plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit: www.arboretum.harvard.edu.
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