Holden Forests and Gardens seeks an Arborist Climber.
The Horticulture & Collections department seeks a skilled, professional climbing arborist, based at Holden Arboretum, to use sound arboricultural principles to identify, renovate, enhance, maintain, and overall improve over 5500+ individual specimen trees throughout the Arboretum Core and Outer Collections. The role will ensure the woody and tree collections are grown and cared for under optimal conditions, for our guests, for our research teams, and for conservation value. Occasional work may be required at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus, including in the Costa Rica and Madagascar biomes.
The Arborist Climber will primarily be identifying and implementing climbing works required to run successful projects to identify hazard trees impacting guest experience and to appropriately maintain specimen trees as they establish and mature. This person will work closely and regularly with a ground-based Arborist Assistant, along with other members of the Horticulture & Collections divisions, to plan tree maintenance and pruning schedules. The Arborist Climber will communicate with the Collections Maintenance Supervisor and Plant Records Curator for accurate record keeping within Collections and reporting of damage to rare and threatened trees. Horticulture & Collections team members contribute to sharing knowledge with guests and colleagues through HF&G education and social media streams. We are seeking a professional with a positive can-do attitude that leads to successful teamwork, superb customer service and a high-quality aesthetic.
Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has entered a new phase of garden enhancement and investment as we roll out our five-year strategic plan. With master planners Nelson Byrd Woltz, HF&G seeks to elevate the Collections as a fundamental aspect of mission delivery. The future is exciting as Horticulture & Collections teams expand. Come and join HF&G to makeyourmark as together we elevate and enhance the Arboretum, Gardens, Biomes, and Natural Landscapes.
When you join HF&G, you join a team of professionals who are passionate about improving Northeast Ohio’s communities through our mission-driven programs. By joining HF&G, you will not only have the opportunity to work in a beautiful setting, but you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our fulfilling and groundbreaking work.
Key responsibilities of theArborist Climberinclude, but are not limited to: Identify, document, and implement tree works on the Core and Outer Areas
Qualifications and Skills:
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:
Salary range: $24 an hour
Job classification: Full-time
To apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit résumé, cover letter and 3 professional references. Apply at https://holdenfg.org/career-and-internships.
Holden Forests & Gardens (Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost public gardens.
Posted: March 8, 2022