Internship Public Horticulture

Native Plant Records Internship

posted January 9, 2018
apply by February 1, 2018

Description

Native Plant Records Internship
Find full internship description here http //newenglandwild.org/jobs/internships/copy2_of_native_plant_curatorial_internship.html

New England Wild Flower Society, Inc.
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is the Society’s 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast more than 1,500 taxa .

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, mapping, identification, labeling, inventorying gardens, and documentation of the living collections using BG-base software.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. Priority is given to applicants with experience documenting living collections specifically using BG-base plant records software and BG-Map mapping software. The candidate should possess strong plant identification skills and a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Native Plant Records Internship
Number Available 1
Application Deadline February 1, 2018
Duration 6 months, starting in March, April or May
Stipend $300 per week + free housing a taxable benefit
Contact Mark Richardson, Director of the Botanic Garden
Telephone 508-877-7630, ext. 3401
Fax 508-877-3658
Email mrichardson@newenglandwild.org

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance or vacation time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and educational field trips.

Application Requirements

To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to

Mark Richardson
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
mrichardson@newenglandwild.org

Applications are due February 1, 2018.

Contact

Mark Richardson, mrichardson@newenglandwild.org or 8573500958