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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:56 AM | Rachel Brinkman

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University offers paid internships in collections management with concentrations in arboriculture, collections curation, horticulture and landscape maintenance, or plant production. Experiences integrate hands-on training with educational classes and visits to other botanical institutions. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically May through August). The Arboretum seeks a dynamic and diverse group of individuals to fill eight (9) internship positions for summer 2023. All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) at a rate of $19 per hour.

    To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit: www.arboretum.harvard.edu

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    As part of the training program, interns work alongside professional staff in their host department and participate in instructional sessions across disciplines to develop a comprehensive sense of the Arboretum’s collections management practices. Field trips to other public gardens are offered throughout the summer to expose interns to the broader field of public horticulture and provide networking opportunities with professional staff at these institutions. As members of the Arboretum community, interns are encouraged to share their experience and knowledge, and to participate fully in the work of the institution. As a capstone project, interns work as a group to address a real collections management issue and present their proposal to their peers and Arboretum staff.

    Arboriculture Intern
    The arboriculture-focused experience is for those applicants exploring a career path as a climbing arborist. Interns spend their time working alongside the Arboretum’s arborists as they rotate through the collections evaluating plant health and assessing and executing the unique pruning needs of each specimen. This team works on large-scale plant removals, tree hazard assessments and corrective pruning measures, integrated pest management (IPM) practices, and other tasks as needed as part of the full horticultural operation. Applicants must have some experience in urban forestry or arboriculture and a basic working knowledge of aerial tree care, i.e., climbing and lifts.

    Curation Intern
    The Curatorial Department administers record keeping and documentation projects for all living and legacy plant collections, directs acquisition and collection development initiatives, and facilitates the use of the collection by scholars. Of central importance is the annual inventory or field checking of the nursery and roughly a fifth of the living collections. The curatorial intern spends the bulk of their time assisting staff in inventorying the living collections, which includes plant health assessments, mapping, and labeling. Additionally, time is spent collecting voucher herbarium specimens representing Arboretum accessions, sorting herbarium specimens in the Herbarium of Cultivated Plants, and entering archival data to curatorial databases. Interns will receive considerable training in BG-BASE (collections management software). Applicants are expected to have strong woody plant identification skills.

    Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance Interns
    Working with the horticulture staff, summer interns weed, mulch, mow, plant, prune, scout and monitor plant pests and diseases, operate a wide range of maintenance equipment, and perform other associated tasks as part of caring for the Arboretum’s 281 acres.  All interns rotate through various collections and gardens within the landscape, obtaining experience with diverse types of plant material, as well as getting opportunities to learn from many horticulture staff members. In addition, each intern will spend time with the arborist crew, focusing on pruning skills, chainsaw use, and tree climbing. Applicants should have some experience in landscape maintenance and an interest in exploring career paths in public horticulture.

    Plant Production Interns
    Staff members at the Dana Greenhouses and Nursery propagate and grow all the plant material that is eventually planted into the permanent collections of the Arboretum.  Interns are introduced to the nursery and greenhouse production cycle and assist in watering, weeding, mulching, potting, and other jobs as required. The work varies from physical labor to technical work, with emphasis on proper growing methods. This internship also gives an overview of our accessioning and plant inventory process, including an introduction to BG-BASE (collections management software). Applicants should have some experience in plant propagation and/or greenhouse operations.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    This organization is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Interns selected for the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program are expected to participate fully in the work-life of the institution with maturity, punctuality, curiosity, and a commitment to learning. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least some of the following qualifications:

    • One or more years of education in horticulture, botany, landscape design, or other plant-related fields at a college or university
    • Work experience in a nursery, greenhouse, garden center, park, arboretum, or botanical garden
    • Career aspirations in public horticulture, botany, or another plant-related field
    • Must have physical health and stamina to work in all weather conditions and to maintain a high level of productivity
    • Maturity, self-motivation, and willingness to work as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Apply by February 1st, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early. For more information and to apply please visit:  http://arboretum.harvard.edu/about/jobs-and-opportunities/isabella-welles-hunnewell-internship-program/

    Additional Information

    All Harvard community members must comply with the University’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, including but not limited to those related to COVID-19, such as testing, masking, distancing, etc. Additionally, the University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, and report their vaccination status via the Harvard University Health Services portal, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. You may claim exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Note that unvaccinated individuals are subject to additional public health measures (e.g., more frequent testing, more stringent masking, etc.) above and beyond what is required of vaccinated individuals. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions is available on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

    What Makes the Arboretum Special?
    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 a 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 1.5 million dried plant specimens, the Arboretum comprises one of the largest and best-documented woody plant collections in the world, with roughly 16,000 accessioned plants. To learn more about the Arnold Arboretum, please visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu.

    Diversity Statement
    The Arnold Arboretum views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. Our community is made of individuals who draw from a dynamic range of backgrounds to contribute to the pursuit of our common goals. The work and well-being of the Arnold Arboretum are strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, ability, political views, veteran status, and more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and those who are at the intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods to join us. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.


  • Monday, October 31, 2022 9:28 AM | Jack Ingram

    If you enjoy working outdoors in a professional and safe environment, consider a career with Bartlett Tree Experts! At Bartlett, we value a strong culture of excellence in safety, scientific research, lifelong learning, and career development.

    Bartlett Tree Experts is currently seeking a full-time Arborist Representative to join our growing team. This is a unique opportunity to combine your passion for arboriculture and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge to establish positive client relationships. 

    Location: Billerica, MA Office with sales responsibilities throughout North-of-Boston Suburbs.

    More Information: https://www.bartlett.com/job-opportunities/billerica-ma/arborist-sales-representative#undefined1

    Contact Jack Ingram: jackingram@bartlett.com


  • Friday, October 28, 2022 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    About Tree Tech Inc.

    Tree Tech Inc. is a regional tree care businesses serving residential, commercial, and utility customers.  We operate under a long-established regional brand, and bring an unwavering commitment to service quality, safety, and professionalism to everything we do.

    Description

    The Sales Person will be a part of the team with Tree Tech’s business in Foxborough, MA and MUST have experience in the Arboricultural Industry.  This location currently has 75+ employees across both field and office staff, and operates four crews providing plant health care, tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, and related tree care services for residential and industrial clients across the area.

    The Sales Person will be directly responsible for creating and implementing a strategic sales direction to take and execute with clients. The Sales Person will work closely with the operations team to ensure that new business is incorporated into daily/weekly/monthly schedules appropriately. The role will involve sourcing, developing and maintaining a list of clients, improving the current sales margins, and building on the brand with excellent customer service in-mind.  The ideal candidate for this role must be comfortable with cold-calls and drop-ins to new and existing customers. The Sales Person needs experience creating action plans for clients to ensure that the client’s requests are followed through.  Having an understanding of market conditions, product development and the competition is a PLUS!

    This is an opportunity with autonomy and growth opportunity.  It’s a unique opportunity to independently grow sales opportunities of a growing business, while having the financial and practical support of a highly experienced senior leadership team that can help you drive the business. The role is performance-oriented, and there is significant opportunity to earn outsized income for high performance.

    Key Responsibilities

    • ·        Drive Sales: make sales calls personally, be driven to bring home a sale while maintaining the Company’s culture and responsibilities. Must be goal driven
    • ·        Partner with Operations: partner with the operations teams to ensure that schedules coordinate with sales jobs
    • ·        Marketing Initiatives: Be creative with marketing strategies and sales initiatives to stand out from others in the industry.
    • ·        Negotiating Skills: Being adaptive and resilience with a level of tenacity and persuasiveness.  Able to plan and strategize with a client on specific work sites. 

    Qualifications

    • ·        Sales: Experience selling services to residential and industrial customers in an Arboriculture environment.
    • ·        Outdoor Services: Experience in tree care, landscaping, and/or a passion for this type of work.
    • ·        License/Certifications: Certifications such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or membership of the Massachusetts Arborist Association preferred but are not required.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

    To apply, please send your resume to:  d.martone@treecarepartnersllc.com

    and reference “Sales/Arborist” in the subject line of the email!


  • Monday, October 24, 2022 5:54 PM | Jay Sturm

    Ever wonder how some people fall into a job that is as enjoyable, fulfilling and pays as well as this? Cranes101 is looking for a trainer that has experience operating equipment like cranes, bucket trucks, excavators, forklifts etc. This position is open for a person who will work as a contractor and who will travel.

    Contact Jay

    jay@cranes101.com



  • Monday, October 24, 2022 10:33 AM | Jay Malouf

    Specialized Rigging and Tree Care 

    We are owner operators of a tree care company with 64 combined years of climbing and rigging experience, working in metro Boston and the South Shore.  Our success is based primarily on a high standard of safety and unwavering professional work ethic. We are looking for a self motivated punctual individual, with references, who wants to work in the tree care industry. On the job training will be provided but climbing experience would be a bonus.  If you’re interested in being on a team of dynamic seasoned arborists with a solid approach to tree care, your opportunity awaits. Compensation will be based on ability and experience.  

    Please contact us by phone and e-mail three references,  thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Jay Malouf and Mike Martinez 

    617-325-7756

    specializedtreecare@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:52 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Be a part of the best tree care service company in New England! Tree Tech Inc. is looking to hire Tree Care Apprentices (with CDL) ASAP! If you have your CDL and have a great attitude and are open to learn, we will train you for the other skills you will need!

    Job duties will include: driving and maintaining truck and chipper, following all safety guidelines; working with a crew and Crew Leader to complete daily objectives at each job site; orgainizing and removal of brush and wood from job site.

    We offer a competitive package to include: wages that rival others in our industry, medical and dental, paid time off, and a 401K with a great company match! We also provide uniforms and proper PPE.

    Visit us and apply at: www.treetechinc.net/careers

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:51 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Be a part of the vest tree care service company in New England!  Tree Tech Inc is looking to hire experienced Tree Climbers ASAP!!  Do you have the following qualifications:

    1-2 years of tree climbing experience, the ability to climb without spurs or spikes, the ability to identify and prune trees, making aboriculturally correct cuts, the ability to apply safe rigging skills in tree care, great communication skills and the ability to work in an established team-based culture

    If so, you are qualified!  And if you have a Hoisting license and/or your CDL, those are a plus!

    We offer a competitive package to include:  wages that rival others in our industry, medial and dental benefits, 401k with match, paid time off, uniforms and PPE.

    Visit us and apply at: www.treetechinc.net/careers


  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 12:43 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Since 1873, Arnold Arboretum plant propagators have been instrumental in providing direction and leadership on woody plant propagation to other gardens and arboreta, the nursery industry, and the public. This rich history was carved out by the Arboretum’s inaugural plant propagator, Jackson Dawson, and the other successive propagators, who have pioneered aspects of seed and clonal propagation over the last 150 years.

    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%)

    2. 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%)

    3. 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. 

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, or related field, with at least five years’ experience in plant propagation, production, tissue culture, and/or nursery management.

    APPLY 

  • Wednesday, October 05, 2022 9:06 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    McKinney Brothers Tree Service

    Job Posting

    Sep. 19, 2022

    McKinney Brothers is a family owned and operated company providing quality tree care for over 28 years. We take pride in the level of service we provide to our customers and the positive work environment we create for our employees. Are you passionate about trees and looking to join a great company with emphasis on safety, drug free workplace, personal development and state of the art equipment?

    We have an immediate opening for Ground Crew with CDL Class B or A

    • Must have airbrakes endorsement
    • Current DOT medical card
    • Clean driving record and able to pass DOT drug testing
    • Experience operating trucks hauling equipment trailers
    • Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor and work outdoors under varying weather conditions year long.

    Full-time. Hourly rates $30-$35 based on experience, benefits including retirement, health insurance, paid holidays, 1-3 weeks earned vacation depending on length of employment, annual bonus.

    We are looking for a motivated, career-oriented person dedicated to a higher standard of tree care to join our crew. If you are interested, please send your resume to info@mckinneybrothers.com or call our office at 781-320-9500.

    Contact Information

    Kirk R. McKinney

    info@mckinneybrothers.com


  • Wednesday, October 05, 2022 9:06 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    City of Albany

    Job Posting

    
Sep. 2, 2022

    The Assistant Forester reports to the City Forester and together they are responsible for day to day field operations of the City’s Forestry Division (including work assignments and quality control, field supervision, staff training and discipline, equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting, etc).  Like the crews, Foresters alternate weeks being on call to respond to tree emergencies.  In emergency situations they are expected to be able to lead from the fore, including driving and operating equipment (chain saws, bucket trucks, log loaders).  A Commercial Driver’s License (Class B or Higher with an air brakes endorsement) is required within six months of employment.  Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Training and Certification is required, but will be provided by the City.   For the full job description and to apply online, please see https://jobs.albanyny.gov/jobopps

    Contact Information

    Jay Lavigne, MCA

    w.j.lavigne@hotmail.com


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