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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens -Assistant Curator of Horticulture-Mon, 11/16/2015 - 08:26

Submitted by Jessie on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:26am
Assistant Curator of Horticulture


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh , PA 15213

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Job Description 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking a full-time Assistant Curator of Horticulture to manage plant acquisitions and care of plant collections, lead the design and installation of horticultural displays, and maintain best practices to ensure the detailed maintenance of the Conservatory.  The Assistant Curator will actively represent Phipps at horticultural-related events and will respond to inquiries from the public on plant-related topics.

Education and Experience 

The qualified candidate must have a Master’s degree in botany, plant science, horticulture or related field and two years’ conservatory experience.  Knowledge of a vast plant palette, demonstrated expertise in general horticulture and the ability to research the needs of individual crops and suggest suitable plants to add to displays is required.  The qualified candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to interact with the general public.  Evening and weekend work may be required. 

Application Instructions 

Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary history to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.


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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.