Massachusetts and at the Gardens at Elm Bank. Mass Hort currently receives no government funding.
The Director of Horticulture is responsible for furthering Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s
horticultural mission while managing its display Gardens at Elm Bank and its educational
programs. The Director of Horticulture is also responsible for promoting and representing the
Society as it relates to gardening, horticultural, landscape design, sustainable and best practices,
and to the green industry partners, our members, and the public.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advise the President and the Board of Directors on the horticultural mission and prepare and carry out plans for developing The Gardens at Elm Bank as a world class botanic garden.
Oversee the Gardens and Grounds of Elm Bank, a Public Garden, including garden planning
(day-to-day and long term), garden design and construction, maintenance, and horticultural staff
supervision. Responsible for all aspects of plant culture at Elm Bank.
Develop strategic and operational plans for Elm Bank, that will define a vision for the future of
horticulture at Elm Bank.
Manage the Horticultural Department and staff, garden staff, and consultants. Responsible for
program and project management, collaborating with the Finance and Administration departments on budgets, hiring, and personnel management.
Integrate and align Horticulture Department programs and efforts with the strategic plan and
other Society departments as required. Serve as horticultural spokesperson for the organization, making presentations at conferences, trade shows, garden clubs, schools, and other outreach opportunities, and contributing
horticultural content to Leaflet
(Mass Hort newsletter).
Promote Mass Hort’s endeavors in teaching horticultural to horticultural professionals and home
Work collegially with Society staff to develop educational and collaborative public programs and
publications that further the Society’s mission, and to establish and maintain productive connections with other like-minded organizations.
Interact with major stakeholders including other horticulture organizations, donors, trustees,
committees, staff, volunteers, media etc. Maintain effective communications among all groups.