Holden Forests & Gardens seeks a Rhododendron Collections Manager.

We are seeking a highly dedicated individual for the role of Rhododendron Collections Manager. The individual will manage the staff and plant collections at Holden’s David G Leach Research Station, and assist with management and development of Rhododendron Collections at both the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum campuses. The Rhododendron Collections Manager will be responsible for maintenance and care of the Rhododendron Collections at the Leach Research Station, is expected to lead the propagation of Rhododendrons within our collection, and assist with maintenance of the station. In addition, the manager will assist in the development of Rhododendron Collections for all campuses of Holden Forests and Gardens so that our signature Rhododendron collections reflect the high standards expected for regional and national recognition. The manager will also facilitate collaborative use of the collections by internal and external researchers and horticulturists. This position is based within Holden’s research department but is a close partner to Collections Management and Horticulture staff. 

Holden Forests & Gardens is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest and most important cultural and environmental institutions. It comprises two campuses, the urban Cleveland Botanical Garden campus in Cleveland’s University Circle and the rural Holden Arboretum campus in Kirtland, and is the 12th largest public garden in the US. The Cleveland Botanical Garden encompasses a 10-acre urban campus that includes extensive outdoor plant displays and two indoor glasshouses featuring examples of forest and desert biomes (www.cbgarden.org). The Holden Arboretum campus comprises 3500 acres in a suburban setting, and includes 500 acres of plant collections, gardens and displays and over 3000 acres of natural areas. (http://www.holdenarb.org/). The David G Leach Research Station is a 30-acre facility located near Madison Ohio, and has a collection of over 2000 mature Rhododendron and Azalea hybrids (http://www.holdenarb.org/research/david-g-leach-research-station/).

Interested applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape horticulture, or a related field but a Master’s degree is a plus. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience in horticulture, landscaping and/or garden maintenance. 

Salary Range: $48,000-$60,000
Job Classification: Salary

To apply:  We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019. Applicants should apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=db704977-d8c5-4be2-a36a-23f4002eddc0&jobId=48820&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001.

Please upload as one document a 1) resume 2) cover letter describing your experience and qualification and 3) and list of three professional references with contact information.

Questions concerning the position should be forwarded to David Burke, Chief Program Officer for Science, Horticulture and Conservation ([email protected]). Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019

Holden Forests &Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: December 20, 2018
Deadline: January 15, 2019