Arboretum Specialist

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Arboretum Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Blandy Experimental Farm

Location: Blandy Farm

Posting Date: 02-15-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm is seeking an Arboretum Specialist.

Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 60 miles west of Washington, D.C. Blandy Experimental Farm is also the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include more than half the world's pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, a spectacular grove of more than 300 ginkgo trees, an herb garden featuring culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs, and much more.

The Arboretum Specialist will assist the Arborist with maintenance and care of the arboretum collection, and the routine care of the grounds of Blandy Experimental Farm.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A working practical knowledge of plants and an understanding of their care is required, as is the ability to operate basic power equipment. Clerical, record keeping and computer skills are also required.

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