Horticulturist at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.
Role and Responsibilities:
The Horticulture Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Horticulturist. Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the individual will oversees a horticultural zone of Mount Auburn and responsible for day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month landscape maintenance including weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, bed preparation, planting, edging, watering, fertilizing, picking up branches, record keeping, maintenance and removal of lot plantings, new sales areas and other corporation plantings all contained on Mount Auburn property and the surrounding perimeter area as appropriate. Coordinates and develops the use of volunteers for various gardening tasks in coordination with the Director of Horticulture and Volunteer Coordinator.
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Cemetery Maintenance Crafts Worker/Special MEO, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works
Under the supervision of the Working Supervisor, performs journey worker level masonry skills in putting in cement foundations for monuments. Digs graves as the primary function of this position. Operates pick-up trucks, dump trucks, rubbish compactor trucks, small tractors, bulldozers, rollers, or other vehicles with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds or over; panel trucks, passenger automobiles, sidewalk plows and sweepers, snow loaders, leaf loaders, snow fighters, sidewalk rollers, and road flashers. Operates hoisting equipment where a special license from the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety is required. Greases, oils, cleans, and performs other minor preventive maintenance on equipment including some servicing on the job for certain special equipment. Minimum of two years of related experience. Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver’s License Classification B and a 2B Hoisting Engineer License. $27.22 – $31.84/hour (7/1/22 additional 1.5% pay increase). To apply, complete a labor service application form (click on link) available from and returned to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or submit via email to email@example.com.
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Business Agent / Superintendent
Employer: Boston Catholic Cemetery Association (BCCA)
Location : Roslindale, MA
We are searching for a candidate to replace our current Business Agent/Superintendent who will be retiring.
Job Description :
The Business Agent/Superintendent is responsible for the general care and maintenance of the four cemeteries (St. Mary’s, Mt. Benedict, New Calvary & Mt. Calvary) and the administration building. They are also responsible for all workers employed by the association. With the approval from the Board of Directors, the Business Agent/Superintendent will be responsible for hiring all employees under their supervision. They shall also have the authority to make purchases for the Administration Building and Cemeteries in accordance with the By-laws. Additional job responsibilities are included and will be explained as part of the interview process.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience
- 5-10 years’ experience in customer service environment
- 5-10 years’ experience in the maintenance/operation of Cemeteries
- 3-5 years experience in a supervisor role
- Experience scheduling equipment maintenance/repairs
- Must be able to effectively communicate with all staff members, families, and funeral directors
- Experience with QuickBooks, MS Office and online social media
- Ability to stand/walk/kneel or bend for long periods of time
- Ability to work outdoors in all seasons
- Ability to access all areas of the cemetery grounds and buildings
- Driver’s license required
- May be required to work or be on-call off hours or weekend
- Previous experience working in a union environment
- Health & Dental Insurance
- Vacation Time
- Sick Days
- Paid Holidays
- Long-term disability
- Life Insurance
- Salary shall be commensurate with experience
To apply for this position please forward your resume and a cover letter including salary requirements to.
The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association
366 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
ATTN: Agent Search