The Conservation Grower will work as part of the Conservation team to implement a native plant materials development program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The purpose of this program is to provide both whole plant and bulk seed resources for use in the restoration of native plant communities at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and throughout the southeastern United States. The primary duties of the Conservation Grower include propagation of native plants, maintenance of nursery space and seed facilities, creation and upkeep of seed increase plots, collection and processing of seeds, and assisting with curation of a seedbank. The Conservation Grower will be responsible for working with volunteers, keeping detailed records and documentation of best practices and representing the North Carolina Botanical Garden in outreach and education.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The Conservation Grower will understand and have an ability to propagate native plants from seeds and maintain living plants in containers and field plots as well as an ability to collect, process and store seeds. The Conservation Grower will be able to recognize and correct common issues in plant health and be able to maintain facilities and equipment related to job duties. Must be highly organized and detailed oriented and capable of keeping electronic records using Microsoft Office products. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively and work as part of a team.
Ability to use dichotomous keys for plant identification. Familiarity with the flora of the southeastern United States. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and or Access, and strong written and oral communication skills.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 158156
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