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Position Opening — Horticulturist
Mountain Top Arboretum – Tannersville, NY
The Mountain Top Arboretum is located in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York at 2,400 feet elevation in an area with a rich artistic history and a vibrant year round music, arts, and food scene. The Arboretum was established in 1977 and comprises displays of native and non-native plants and curated natural areas in four separate but interconnected sites covering 178 acres. See www.mtarboretum.org. Of special mention are its dwarf conifer berms, hedge row display, spiral labyrinth, rain garden and bird cove highlighting the importance of native species and an unspoiled northern hardwood/conifer forest surrounding a fen . The site is at the northern end of the New York City watershed requiring special attention to ecological practices. The Arboretum presents some 12 public programs during its season from Memorial Day to Columbus Day each year including recent speakers such as Rick Darke, Doug Tallamy and Claudia West.
The Arboretum seeks to hire a full time Horticulturist reporting to the Executive Director. The Horticulturist will participate in all aspects of plant health care throughout the property with a particular focus on the detailed maintenance of the Arboretum’s displays and natural areas. A qualified candidate is passionate about plants and nomenclature, has a discerning eye, a strong work ethic, enjoys interacting with the public and would like an opportunity to gain broad experience in a small but high quality organization.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants should send a resume to Joan Kutcher, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org The Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer. The desired start date is April 1, 2016.