OPEN POSITION: ASSISTANT GREENHOUSE GROWER

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 8:00am

SUMMARY

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. 

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

-Valid driver’s license

-Greenhouse experience Strongly 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.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Employment with Newton Cemetery is not governed by any written or oral contract and is an "at-will" arrangement. Equal Opportunity Employer.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all application materials through Indeed. Visit position listing here.