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Eastern Region of North America Secretary: Stephanie Stockton

Plant Propagator Harvard University


Position Description

  1. Propagation: Responsible for the planning and propagation execution of plants destined for the Arnold Arboretum's living collections.
  • Conducts programmatic research on the most effective propagation methods of a diversity of woody plants. Manages the systematic repropagation of significant Arnold Arboretum lineages through manipulating the dynamic desiderata list, utilizing BG-BASE records, and field-checking the status of desired individuals and their clones. (10%)
  • Propagates plants for the Arboretum and/or distribution to collaborators and members. This is not limited to the act of propagation but carries through the growing on of plant material until it is actively established in the nursery system or ready for distribution. (20%)
  • Creates and evaluates innovative propagation protocols. Accomplishes self-initiated and directed experiments. Timely publication and presentation of results in professional journals and at society conferences, respectively. Collaborates with nursery professionals, affiliated researchers, and personnel at other botanical institutions. (15%)
  • Actively participates in the Arboretum's introduction program, Arnold Selects. Assists with plant selection, propagation trials, distribution to partners, publications, and cultivar registration. (5%)                       
  • Management: Shares responsibility for staff oversight, record keeping, and greenhouse and nursery maintenance. Plays a leadership role in the department.
  • Supervises staff, term employees, and interns. Is responsible for the efficient completion of tasks and projects as assigned by the Head of Plant Production and for the communication of issues concerning the above in a timely manner. (15%)
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining up-to-date propagation, greenhouse, and nursery records in BG-BASE or other database deemed appropriate. Takes part in regularly inventorying plants in the aforementioned areas. (10%)
  • Shares accountability for maintenance and operations of the greenhouse and nurseries. This includes, but is not limited to, accessioning, labeling, inventorying, watering, transplanting, and other associated duties required for maintaining healthy propagules growing within the facilities. (15%)
  1. Education: Furthers the engagement and educational mission of the Arboretum through teaching and lecturing in Arboretum-sponsored classes and events for the public and interns. Authors articles in Arboretum print and online publications. (10%)


Please note: The normal work schedule is Sunday through Thursday. The Plant Production Department is a 7-day-a-week operation, and occasional holidays and additional weekend hours are required. In the absence of the Head of Plant Production, this position provides emergency coverage. This position is 100% onsite in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Please submit a cover letter in your application.

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Indoor Horticulturist at Wellesley College (Massachusetts)


We are very excited to announce the opportunity to be the new indoor horticulturist for our conservatory and teaching and research greenhouses at Wellesley College, all built within the last 4 years! Please find more information here tinyurl.com/WChortjob and feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the position. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Julianna Razryadov, PhD

Botanical Collections Manager

jr108@wellesley.edu

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Greenhouse Manager at UW-Madison

The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has an exciting career opportunity for a greenhouse manager. The WCIC handles ~28,000sq ft of space under glass in a modern automated greenhouse. We work with numerous crops, each with their own rewards and challenges. This position would oversee a team of staff that is required to the conduct the day to day planting, transplanting, growth and harvesting of donor material and transgenic lines for contracted research. The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing and cataloging the incoming research seed, the harvested transgenic seed, and the shipping of seed to the individual clients upon verification of any necessary permits (APHIS or phytosanitary). For people in the greenhouse community, this WCIC greenhouse manager job is unique. The space is industrial (automated and large), the employer is academic (has the perks of working for a university), the clients are diverse (corn and soybean are the most common, but we work on numerous crops), the pace is evolving (we are doing research to bring on new plants and products so it is constantly changing.

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Assistant Greenhouse Manager at West Virginia University

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences within the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Assistant Greenhouse Manager. This position will assist the Greenhouse Manager in operating the greenhouse, plant growth chambers, walk-in coolers, plant collection, and freezers as well as managing student workers.

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Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the position, location, etc.

Amanda Barth - Evansdale Greenhouse Manager

amanda.barth@mail.wvu.edu

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Assistant Manager- Greenhouse Operations, Instructional Support

The Ohio State University CFEAS Wooster campus is looking for an Assistant Manager for our greenhouse operations team. This position will provide support for and primarily manage the educational greenhouses at the Agricultural Technical Institute.

For full listing: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Wooster-Campus/Assistant-Manager---Greenhouse-Operations--Instructional-Support_R57094-1

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