The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University seeks a proven leader, passionate about the management of botanical collections, to fill the role of Assistant Manager of Horticulture. The successful candidate will join the Arboretum’s living collections team to play an essential role in the development and stewardship of one of the finest and most significant woody plant collections in North America. The Assistant Manager reports to the Manager of Horticulture and has shared responsibility for: leading the Arboretum’s team of horticulturists and arborists to care for its mature woody plant collection and historic Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed landscape; applying a collaborative and scientific approach to all aspects of our plant health care program (soils, insect pests, diseases, and cultural care); and coordinating and advancing the Arboretum’s longstanding internship training programs through development and instruction of courses, hands-on training, professional networking opportunities, and project-based learning. The successful candidate is expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arboretum and work collaboratively with colleagues on institutional efforts, such as: educational programming, event planning, public communications, and supporting collections-based research.
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 an 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 4.8 million dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best documented woody plant collections in the world, with over 14,000 living plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit: www.arboretum.harvard.edu.
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