Phipps is seeking a full-time Bonsai Display Horticulturist to be responsible for the design, installation, care and presentation of the bonsai collection and Japanese garden at Phipps. The Bonsai Display Horticulturist will act as team leader for bonsai displays, will assist with other show installations, troubleshoot garden problems, evaluate crops for future display feasibility and work with the integrated pest management specialist to monitor and treat plant conditions.
A bachelor's degree in horticulture or plant-related field is required, or equivalent experience, along with two years’ experience in growing and maintaining bonsai in a professional capacity using the highest industry standards. Knowledge of a vast plant palette and the ability to research the needs of individual crops and suggest suitable plants to add to displays are required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a willingness to interact graciously with the general public are required. Evening and weekend work may be required.
Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should apply using our online application or send a cover letter and résumé via email to email@example.com or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.