Horticultural Leadership Fellows Program – Oct 31

Posted by Longwood Gardens on September 24, 2019

Longwood Gardens Invites Applications for Horticultural Leadership Fellows Program

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania in the Brandywine Creek Valley, Longwood Gardens is a living expression of everything its founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. Years before it became a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become a magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests annually.

In support of this rich history and tradition, Longwood is inviting applications for its Longwood Fellows Program, a thirteen-month residential educational experience for emerging leaders in the field of horticulture that is designed to help them develop leadership aptitude and skills. Longwood Fellows study topics such as leadership, organizational behavior, communications, board relations, master site planning, HR management, and fundraising. All fellows are expected to complete a departmental immersion at Longwood, are assigned both a mentor and executive coach, attend conferences and lead workshops, and must complete a cohort project and participate in a two-month domestic or international field placement.

The ideal candidate for a fellowship is someone with a bachelor’s degree who wants to serve — or is currently serving — in a leadership capacity in the public horticulture field. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate significant potential for professional growth, be endorsed by other professionals in their field, and be proficient at reading and writing in English.

Nominations by third parties are due by September 30; applications/self-nominations will be accepted until October 31.

To be eligible, applicant must have five or more years of work experience in public horticulture or a closely related field.

See the Longwood Gardens website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Learn more and apply: https://longwoodgardens.org/education/longwood-fellows-program

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