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Beyond the Horticultural Sciences Department
Welcome to our Beyond Horticultural Sciences job listings. Here we list entry level job opportunities both full time as well as internship opportunities aimed at both undergraduates and graduate students. Our department has strong ties with industry leaders. They know we have excellent students and often turn to us first when they are looking to fill open positions. We encourage you to explore these opportunities.
Current Student Internships:
|Organization / Title||Location||Deadline|
|Big Island Farms||Honokaa, Hawaii||N/A|
|Paid Internship Opportunity - The Polly Hill Arboretum||West Tisbury, MA||1/23/2017|
|Paid Internship - The Morris Arboretum||Philadelphia, PA||2/15/2017|
|Paid internship with Rock Cobble Farm||South Kent, CT||2/1/2017|
|Arnold Arboretum||Boston, MA||2/10/2017|
|Siembra Farm Internship||Gainesville, FL||N/A|
|Mechanical Intern -The Field and Fork Farm and Garden Program||Gainesville, FL||N/A|
BS Graduate Opportunities
|Organization / Title||Location||Deadline|
|Assistant Nursery Manager||Palm City, FL||N/A|
|Course Superintendent, Gainesville Country Club||Gainesville, FL||N/A|
|Assistant Grower||Ormond Beach, FL||N/A|
|Estate Horticulturist – Nevis, West Indies||Nevis Island, Caribbean||N/A|
|Estate Horticulturist||South Kent, Connecticut||N/A|
|Irrigation Supervisor/Cutrale||Arcadia, FL||N/A|
|Orchard Manager - Jubilee Orchards||Tallahassee, Fl||N/A|
|Fresh Foods Quality Manager - Amazon Fresh Foods||Vernon, CA||N/A|
|Brooks Tropicals||Pine Island, FL||N/A|
|Sales Associate||Jacksonville, FL||N/A|
|Grower/Nursery Management||Arcadia, FL/ Ft. Myers, FL||N/A|
|Business partnership opportunity||FL||N/A|
MS & PhD Graduate Opportunities
|Master Grower||Boca Raton, FL||N/A|
|Student Farm Director||Davis, CA||2/21/2017|
Siembra Farm Internship - Siembra Farm is now accepting applications for two Spring 2017 internship positions. The start and end dates are flexible but the internships will run from January through June. The selected interns will work a minimum of 10 hours a week and interns will have a chance to gain real hands on experience on a organ CSA farm. Interns will also be able to receive free vegetables as well. Those interested should email Siembra Farm at: firstname.lastname@example.org with their Name, contact information, relevant experience and a statement on why you want to work at Siembra Farm. Please click here to see the official internship announcement.
Paid Internships with the Arnold Arboretum - The Arnold Arboretum is now accepting applications for its Isabella Wells Hunnewell Internship Program. Internships can be in four different areas, Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance, Arboriculture, Plant Production or Collections Curation. Interns will get real hands-on training, educational classes and will visit other botanical institutions. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically May through August) with the exception of a limited number of longer-term (18- to 24-week) appointments based on available funding.
Interns will 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. Interns are encouraged to share their experience/knowledge and participate fully in the work of the institution. Interns will complete a capstone project as a group to address a real collections management issue and present their proposal to their peers and Arboretum staff. For more information visit their website at: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/education/collections-fellowships-and-internships/internships/. To apply visit: https://arboretumscholars.communityforce.com/Login.aspx.
Paid internship with Rock Cobble Farm – Rock Cobble Farm is now accepting applications for Summer 2017 internships. Rock Cobble Farm is a 1200 acre private estate located in South Kent, Connecticut that is situated in the picturesque Litchfield Hills. The farm is comprised of sprawling woodlands, formal French style rose, cut flowers, vegetables/herb gardens bounded by boxwood and hornbeam hedges, extensive woodland garden, orchards, greenhouses, hay meadows and pastures, meandering stone walls, historic houses and barns.
Interns will gain experience in nearly all horticultural aspects of estate operation including: Plan installation and maintenance, IPM, Vegetable production, Cut flower production, Irrigation fertilization, Propagation, Arboriculture, Woodland management, Greenhouse maintenance, Turf management, Stone wall construction and Beekeeping. Interns are expected to adhere to very high aesthetical standards in all areas and actively participate in all horticultural operations of the estate. The internships run from May through August. Interns will work Mondays through Fridays from 8am – 4:30pm with some weekends necessary. Applicants should have the ability to use horticultural tools and power equipment safely, have a basic knowledge of gardening techniques, be industrious and self-motivated. Interns should have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Housing is provided on the estate and interns will receive a $560 weekly stipend. Those interested should email a resume and cover letter to Ron Wik at email@example.com. Click here to see the attached official Internship description.
Full time paid one year internships - The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for 12 month long paid internships. Positions are available in the following areas: education, urban forestry, plant protection, plant propagation, arboriculture, botany, horticulture, natural lands and the rose and flower garden. Interns will work alongside experts in the public horticulture fieldand take two University of Pennsylvania courses, Understanding Plants" and "Evaluating Public Gardens." These courses are offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Interns receive academic credit for successfully completing these classes. Those interested should send a letter of intent, resume, transcripts and three letters of refferecence to Jan McFarlan. See below for the contact information. Please click here to see the official announcement.
Jan McFarlan, Internship Coordinator
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Paid Internship Opportunity - The Polly Hill Arboretum on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is now accepting applications for its Curatorial Internship Program. The internship will focus on all aspects of curation and collections management. Specific opportunities include documenting the living collection using BG-Base plant records software, plant labeling, plant verification, collection of herbarium specimens, mapping, hands-on maintenance of the living collection, plant propagation, greenhouse, nursery management and interacting/working with the public/volunteers. This is a nine-month, full time position paying $15.00/hour for a 35 hour week. The start date is flexible start date is flexible and housing is provided nearby at The Nature Conservancy’s 90 acre Hoft Farm.
Ideal candidates for this position will be a recent graduate of a four-year college horticulture, botany, environmental science, museum studies or closely related program. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong interest in public horticulture and in the management and curation of woody plant collections. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Tim Boland at the below address. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2017.
Big Island Farms Big Island Farms is now accepting application for its Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 internship program. The internships have three month and one month options. The Spring 2017 three month internship starts January 16, 2017 and ends April 14, 2017. The one month Spring 2017 internship begins January 16, 2017 and ends February 10, 2017. The10 week Summer 2017 internship begins May 29, 2017 and ends August 6, 2017. the one month Summer 2017 internship begins May 29, 2017 and ends June 25, 2017. Interns will pick a project theme in one of the possible 4 programs offered. Interns will then make a proposal outlined with a budget and get the materials/tools needed need to complete a their project. Programs include the following: Farm to Table, Outdoor Recreation and Adventure, Ecological Design and Organic Agriculture. Internships include living arrangements with WiFi, washer and dryer available, meals. The internship also includes weekly outdoor recreation including excursions to waterfalls, snorkeling, beach-hopping camping Etc. For more information see below and their website at: http://www.kawaiikalia.com/
Mechanical Intern -The Field and Fork Farm and Garden Program is looking for a student to work 10-20 hours per week to do tractor work in the Teaching Farm fields and to conduct preventative and scheduled tractor and small engine maintenance and basic repairs on a variety of machinery. This position will be responsible for operating and maintaining a John Deere 5403 tractor; a Kubota BX2670 tractor; tractor attachments including bush hog, rototillers, disks, and no-till equipment; weed whackers, walk-behind rototillers and push mowers. The Field and Fork Farm and Gardens are a program of UF/IFAS CALS. All equipment is located at the Field and Fork Farm on IFAS Research Drive near Fifield Hall on campus. This position is available either as an hourly OPS position, federal work study position, or as a for-credit internship (contingent on approval by your major advisor). If you are interested, please email Sarah Bostick - firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information.
BS Graduate Opportunities
Business partnership opportunity – A business partnership opportunity is available with vegetable and herb production business. The selected candidate should have a degree in horticulture, able to create a business plan and be interested in starting a business partnership. Those interested should call Jim Lee at 860-961-4651 for more information.
Grower / Nursery Management – Sandhill Growers in Arcadia/Ft. Myers FL is now accepting applications for a grower position. The successful applicant will be responsible for the general production and maintenance of all crops. They individual will assist in the daily operations of the nursery including employee management. Specific duties include coordinating with crew leaders/employees to coordinate daily and weekly activities. The grower will assist with supervising/correcting all processes in planting, weed control, pest control, fertilizations, irrigation, monitoring and Etc. The position will plan/communicate a production schedule. The position will maintain quality control as top priority. The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining all paper work, chemical records and plant inventory. Please click here to see the official position description for more information and how to apply.
Sales Associate - Williams’ Plant Nursery, a wholesale and retail plant nursery located in Jacksonville, FL is looking for a Sales Associate. Primary job responsibilities include managing large orders for our landscape contractors, ordering plant material from vendors, coordinating incoming and outgoing deliveries, and giving advice regarding plant material. The ideal candidate should have the ability to interact positively with customers, have knowledge of common ornamental plants/trees, have good communication skills, and have a strong work ethic. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications. The position includes paid vacation, paid holidays, and 401(k) benefits. To find out more about us, visit our website at www.williamsplantnursery.com. Contact us at email@example.com.
Job opportunity with Brooks Tropicals - Brooks Tropicals, LLC is now accepting applications for someone to looking to assist with various projects and functions for their tropical fruit growing operation in Pine Island, FL. Applicants should have a minimum of two years hands on production experience in Citrus/Vegetables or an internship in a related field the last two years of College. The candidate should also have experience in all aspects of the growing operation. This includes planting, growing, spraying, fertilizing, applying herbicide. The selected applicant will have experience with Global Food Safety, primarily Primus GFS 2.1 or other similar program. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are preferred. The selected applicant will train at the company headquarters in Homestead for 6 months to 1 year, then be transferred to the company’s West Coast FL operation located in the Fort Myers, FL area. Those Interested, should send their resume to Brittany@brookstropicals.com or fax to 305-242-7393. Please click here to see the official job description.
Fresh Foods Quality Manager - Amazon Fresh Foods is now accepting applications for a Fresh Foods Quality Manager. The selected candidate will develop and apply practices that promote quality of one or more of the following fresh food categories: Produce, Deli, Bakery, Prepared Meals, Meat, Fish and Floral. The quality of these items will be promoted by development and execution of processes around storage, handling, preparation, inspection and regulatory compliance of these items. These processes would encompass the entire supply chain of these items. The manager should be well versed in Amazon receiving, inventory and shipping procedures, proper sanitation, temperature control and removal methods. The manager should also be knowledgeable of Health Department requirements. For more information and to apply, see the following link: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/433189.
Orchard Manager - Jubilee Orchards, a 50 acre organic transition blueberry orchard near Tallahassee, is looking for a full-time manager who will direct all plant health issues, including disease, pest, and weed programs. Experience in organic production and field work is preferred. Spanish language skills are helpful. Visit their website at www.jubileeorchards.com. For further information, contact Mr. Lawton “Bud” Chiles at Jubilee Orchards. 12008 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32309. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irrigation Supervisor – Cutrale is now accepting applications for an Irrigation Supervisor. This position will track weather/environmental parameters such as rain occurrence, forecast, soil moisture and evapotranspiration to determine wether irrigate or not. The position will coordinate with the Water Supervisor regarding cold protection, including monitoring the temperature, starting engines when it is close to the critical temperature and stoping engines when it reaches a safe temperature. The Irrigation supervisor will assure that all of the system (above and below ground) is working properly, free of leaks and is distributing evenly the amount of water desired. The selected applicant will take care of all irrigation stations and assure the proper maintenance/operation of the engines, pumps and automation systems. The Irrigations supervisor will also report the flowmeter readings, engine worked hours and maintenance performed monthly. This position will also keep track of water quality before irrigating and submit samples for analysis when necessary. The position will schedule crews to check for leaks, malfunctioning microjets and the general operation of the irrigation system. The Irrigation Supervisor will also coordinate the operation of fertilization, starting with hand-applied fertilization and switch to fertirrigation when requesteded by the technical management. The position will write down prescriptions for fertilizer used in each application as well as material requisitions. Click here for more information and to see the official position description.
Assistant Nursery Manager Westwinds Nursery is now accepting applications for an Assistant Nursery Manager. The selected candidate will support the daily operations in the Ornamental plant Nursery in Palm City Florida. The successful applicant will be fluent in both English and Spanish. The manager will work and train with the General Manager. This position is responsible for the crews that do planting, production, maintenance and quality control for shipping. This position is also responsible for the recruiting and training of new hires. Salary depends on experience. Knowledge of industry not required, but would be beneficial. Those interested should email their resumes to Mr. Tim Dagg at: email@example.com
Course Superintendent, Gainesville Country Club The Gainesville Country Club is now accepting applications for a Course Superintendent. The selected applicant will oversee the maintenance/construction of the 18 hole golf course and ensure that turf grass is repaired/maintained to established standards. Specific duties include maintaining all grounds and course maintenance equipment. The Course Superintendent will supervise the operation of the equipment repair shop. Additionally the selected applicant will supervise all planting, fertilizing, care of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course. Other duties include selecting and preparing proper fertilizers/nutrients. The position will also develop and maintain drainage, irrigation and watering systems. The Course Superintendent will prepare the annual budget for the department and take corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met. The Superintendent will implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program on the course for employees, members and guests in compliance with local, state and federal laws. The position will attend turf conferences, equipment shows, workshops and other educational programs to maintain up-to-date knowledge of technical/turf innovations or changes that could affect the department’s operations. For more information click here to see the official position description. To apply contact Mr. Michael Collins at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Grower Slingerlands Inc. in Ormond Beach FL, a bedding plant nursery (6 acres), established in 1946, is looking for a full time assistant grower. Job duties include spraying, growing crops and managing employees. A current pesticide license or ability to get one is required. Experience preferred. The position includes a hourly wage, overtime, vacation pay and bonuses. Those interested should send their resumes to Slingerlands Inc., Ormond Beach FL at: email@example.com.
Estate Horticulturist – Nevis, West Indies Rock Cobble Farm, a large estate in Nevis is seeking a Land Manager to oversee the development and maintenance of an expansive tropical landscape. Nevis is part of the St. Kitts and Nevis Federation in the Caribbean Sea. The successful applicant will work alongside the Horticultural Manager, leading Grounds Staff in the development and meticulous maintenance of the established landscape and natural areas. This includes plant and hardscape installation, irrigation, lawn care, fertilizing, overall plant health care, and spray applications. The owner has a passion for plants and is very involved in the development of the gardens and land. Specific responsibilities include directing a team of 15‐20 grounds staff, directing arboriculture staff, overseeing the mechanic and mechanical equipment, maintaining the highest horticultural standards and maintaining detailed records. For more information and to see the attached official position description, click here.
Estate Horticulturist Rock Cobble Farm in South Kent Connecticut is now accepting applications for an Estate Horticulturist. The successful applicant will maintain greenhouses and nursery plants including extensive tropical and temperate plant collections. Specific duties include propagating and maintaining a wide array of plant species. Growing plants for installation in gardens. Implementing an integrated pest management plan. Ensuring greenhouse areas are maintained and assisting with apiary maintenance. Applicants must have a minimum of a B.S. in Horticulture or a related field. Please click here to view the official position description and application information.
MS & PhD Graduate Opportunities
UC Davis Student Farm is seeking a new director -The Student Farm at UC Davis (SF) is seeking a new director to lead the continued development of the SF as a learning community where students from many disciplines work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems on a 20+ acre farm. A key component of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), the SF has served UC Davis students and faculty and the public with educational, research, and outreach opportunities focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems for 40 years. Each year over 400 students engage in staff- and faculty-mentored experiential learning through which they come to understand sustainability through the soils, crops, climate, and community in which they work and within programs ranging from backyard garden scale to mechanized crop and compost production
The SF Director provides intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the SF and has primary responsibility for overall vision and administration as well as the programs’ educational, research and public service functions. The Director collaborates with staff and students to ensure the SF learning community collectively develops and achieves it short-term and long-term goals focused on just and sustainable agriculture and food systems, experiential learning, and student leadership and empowerment. The deadline to apply is February 21st, 2017. See a full job description and apply for the position here.
Master Grower Organic Nutrition, LLC is now accepting applications for a Master Grower. The selected applicant will manage a large-scale hydroponics operation of over 8 acres of greenhouses. Specific duties include developing/maintaining growing protocols and nutrient regiments. Handling all aspects of greenhouse operations and crew. Assisting executive management with input on species selection. Managing plant scheduling/organization to precisely project all greenhouse needs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to maintain maximum productivity while controlling expenses. Cataloging and analyzing each individual strain from clone to flower to harvesting. Cloning and managing vegetation with at least a 90% success rate. Executing preventative maintenance and elimination of all types of mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats, etc. Click here for more information and to apply see the attached position description.