The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is currently seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a full-time summer position as a Horticulture Intern. This is an opportunity to become a member of our award winning Horticulture staff responsible for the care of Boston’s only 100% organically maintained public park.
The primary role of the Horticulture Intern is to assist with all responsibilities involved with the Horticultural maintenance and care of the Greenway Parks. This requires the ability to recognize and perform best Horticultural practices including pruning and cultivation techniques for a wide variety of plant material in an urban park setting. Plantings consist of new garden varieties, native Northeastern plants, trimmed Boxwood hedges, bamboo, deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, turf, bulbs and seasonal container displays.
This is a full-time, (5 day/40 hour a week), temporary position from approximately mid-May through August, 2019. The work schedule is typically Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.
? Ability to adhere to an organic landscape maintenance program established by the Conservancy that requires a basic understanding of soil and plant biology concepts.
? Ability to comprehend and effectively perform assigned tasks such as weeding, pruning, deadheading, watering, and plant installation.
? Ability to demonstrate a knowledge of plant identification.
? Ability to operate and maintain tools and equipment in a safe and proper manner.
? Assist with Horticultural volunteer events
? Participate in staff meetings designed to establish goals, priorities and effective communication.
? Represent the Conservancy’s interests to the public and outside organizations in a professional manner.
? Perform other assigned duties as they relate to the operation and care of the parks.