Bonsai Display Horticulturist

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

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.

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

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