General Summary: Assist the plant production staff in propagation, culture, and production of plants, and with the maintenance and development of the nurseries. Full-time hours (37.5 hours per week) for six months.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Interest in growing woody and perennial plants, and in learning cultural techniques used in greenhouse and nursery production required. Previous horticultural work experience is a plus. Ability to operate machinery and equipment used in nursery and greenhouse management. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report.
Success Factors: Strong attention to detail. Physical strength and stamina to perform tasks associated with nursery and greenhouse production.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Physical Demands: Requires regular amount of physical activity: some lifting and carrying (up to 60 lbs. assisted), bending, climbing (up to 8 ft.), pushing, pulling, standing or sitting for prolonged periods, walking, and kneeling. Sense of vision in the normal range with or without correction. Sense of touch and the ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment required
- Work Environment: Work is performed in a combination of indoors and outdoors, sometimes in hot greenhouse environments.
- Equipment: Typical plant care and growing equipment, greenhouse and environmental controls, hand and power tools, Arboretum pick-up truck and Cushman cart, commercial riding mower, and skid steer tractor.
- Schedule: Monday-Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm; requires occasional weekends and holidays, collectively or in rotation with other employees to maintain
The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer – disability/veteran.