Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Arborist
Department Grounds
Employee Group Union
Status of Position
Job Type Full Time

Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Hours per Week 40
Days Off Saturday, Sunday
Hourly Rate $31.22/hr.
Weekly Rate $1,248.80/wk

Responsibilities: Performs a wide variety of duties associated with the overall operations of the Wellesley College landscape with primary emphasis on arboriculture, Plant Health Care, and landscape construction projects. Performs duties associated with proper arboricultural care of woody plants specimens such as plant identification, pruning of trees, shrubs and vines, removal of large trees, cabling, mulching fertilizations and pest and disease control and other plant health care techniques. Safe operation of heavy equipment, such as a standard transmission lift truck, back hoe, skid steer loaders, etc. As work requires may be assigned other duties including but not limited to planting, transplanting, tree protection during construction, weed control, turf maintenance, trash and litter control, snow removal and other duties as assigned. The candidate must be a team player, and have the ability to work cooperatively with others. The candidate must perform assigned duties in all weather conditions and in all seasons of the year. The Arborist may at times be assigned to help with golf course operations.


Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in arboriculture, horticulture or related plant science preferred. The candidate must have at time of hire, certification with the Massachusetts Arborists Association or International Society of Arboriculture. The Arborist must be motivated with a sincere appreciation of, and interest in the care of the diverse and unique landscape of Wellesley College. Must have up to date recent experience in the field of arboriculture; must be able to demonstrate skills regarding use of an aerial lift truck, safe tree climbing techniques, chainsaws, removal of large trees, and up-to-date methods of proper planting, pruning, cabling, bracing and identification and methods of control for pests and diseases. Must have at time of hire a valid class B Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Massachusetts pesticides applicator’s license, Must obtain category 36 pesticide applicators license within one year of hire, Massachusetts hoisting engineers license; must be in good health with the ability to perform strenuous manual labor in all weather conditions including lifting and carrying/transporting heavy loads up to 50lbs., and greater loads with assistance.

Posting Date 04/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Application Instructions
EEO/Affirmative Action Statement

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Are you an Alumna?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Hispanic Today Website
    • Veterans Enterprise Website
    • Women in Business Website
    • Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans Website
    • disABLED Person Website
    • Women for Hire Website
    • Hire Our Heroes Website
    • US Military Pipeline
    • Employ Diversity Website
    • Black Perspective Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application