The Program’s aim is to create the next generation of senior public horticulture professionals. The ideal candidate is someone who has a bachelor's degree and wants to serve—or is currently serving—in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture industry. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high potential for professional growth, be readily endorsed by other professionals in their field, be proficient at reading and writing in English, and embody the following characteristics:
Is committed to professional excellence
Demonstrates leadership competencies
Has deep intellectual curiosity
Is a collaborator, an enabler
Possesses strong communication skills
Demonstrates adaptive interpersonal skills
Is intrinsically motivated
Works for the greater good
Represents diverse perspectives and backgrounds
Is visionary and innovative
Continuously develops oneself and others
Demonstrates commitment to public horticulture
Has 5+ years of work experience in public horticulture or closely related field
Although not required, applicants may possess or be working toward a master's or doctoral degree. Those individuals who meet the criteria listed above and find themselves transitioning between careers are also encouraged to apply.
What’s It Like to Be a Longwood Fellow?
Hear from Director Tamara Fleming and current Fellow Becky Paxton to gain a better understanding of the program, expectations, and the application process.