Madison, WI
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 102810-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102810


Official Title: ARBORETUM TECH(90480)

Hiring Department: A347700-VCRGE/ARBORETUM/ARBORETUM

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $12.85

Job Summary:

Longenecker Horticultural Gardens (LHG) has been an integral part of the Arboretum since its inception in 1935. The collection holds more than 5,000 specimens, representing 2,500 taxa of woody plants, the largest such collection in the state of Wisconsin. Highlights include a major lilac collection, the most up-to-date collection of flowering crabapples in the world, and an extensive conifer collection. The longtime mission of the LHG has been to evaluate woody plant cultivars for landscape and climate adaptation, as well as aesthetic merit, and to maintain a comprehensive colection of superior landscape plants for genetic resource preservation, academic teaching, and educating the gardening public.

The Longenecker Garden Technician works under the general supervision of the Longenecker Garden Curator and is a member of the Arboretum Land Care field crew. Together with the Curator, the Longenecker Garden Technician works to manage the 38+ acres comprising the extensive collection of woody plants, assisting in all aspects of collection management. This position also assists the Arboretum Land Care field crew to implement restoration and management plans for the Arboretum's restored and remnant plant and animal communities, plus general maintenance of the grounds.

Arboretum land management contributes to the Arboretum mission--"We conserve and restore Arboretum lands, advance restoration ecology and foster the land ethic"--by ensuring that our ecological communities and horticultural plantings illustrate exemplary management practices and are a valuable resource for research, teaching and outreach.

Schedule Comment:

Regular work hours: M-F 7am-12pm & 12:30pm-3:30pm
Additional and/or irregular hours may be required for snow removal, prescribed burns and hazardous tree removal.


Denise Westphal
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should specifically address: knowledge of woody plant and landscape collections and native/exotic plant species; safety certifications acquired and/or experience demonstrating safe work habits; experience operating and maintaining various vehicles, equipment, hand and power tools, etc.; and experience performing physical labor under adverse field conditions.

$12.85/hour is the minimum of the range. Pay will be determined on qualifications and experience.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 6 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 20 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time