Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of Center for Plant Conservation 2021 National Meeting
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Calscape Product Manager
California Native Plant Society The Calscape Manager is a full-time exempt position directly supervised by the Director of Biodiversity Initiatives. This position is responsible for both Calscape product development and program growth and development. The Calscape Manager will coordinate with CNPS Horticulture and Public Affairs staff, chapter representatives, partners, and industry stakeholders to drive growth, build features, and incorporate KPIs, data and user research to manage and market Calscape.
Deadline to apply is May 7. See the link for details.
Associate Vegetation Ecologist
California Native Plant Society The Vegetation Ecologist Coordinator is a full-time non-exempt position directly supervised by the Vegetation Ecologist Manager. This position is responsible for updating content in A Manual of California Vegetation and for the promotion and facilitation of the Rare Plant Communities Initiative. The position requires a detail-oriented individual to help organize and integrate vegetation data in regional and statewide efforts, support vegetation classification and mapping efforts, and increase outreach and communication. This position will typically work independently and sometimes direct 1-2 staff, either in the office or in the field. Other opportunities include training staff or volunteers to perform data collection and data entry using CNPS vegetation methods and related work (e.g., plant identification & specimen collection). Field time would likely be 10-25% of the position duties.
Deadline to apply is May 21. See the link for details.
Senior Vice President, Science & Conservation
Missouri Botanical Garden Responsible for providing Science leadership in support of the Garden across multiple domestic and international locations. Responsible for defining, developing, funding and implementing scientific and conservation strategies, and business plans in support of the Garden’s overall strategic plan. Effectively manages organizational change while working in a collaborative environment. Recruits, leads, develops and motivates a professional research team; engages collaboratively with staff and responds effectively to their concerns.
Curator and Director of the Herbarium
Missouri Botanical Garden Oversees and manages the Herbarium Department which is responsible for all activities connected with the acquisition, storage, care, and access to plant specimens in the herbarium collection and the management and access of their associated data for Garden staff, students, research visitors, outside users, and the general public.
Missouri Botanical Garden The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) at the Missouri Botanical Garden seeks to hire a full-time postdoctoral scholar to work in the Conservation Genetics Laboratory (PI, Dr. Christy Edwards). The candidate will 1) develop and implement collaborative research project(s) that employ population-genomic techniques to evaluate the effects of restoration techniques on the genetic diversity, genetic structure, and population dynamics of restorations in woodlands, savannahs, and grasslands at MBG’s Shaw Nature Reserve and the broader region; 2) train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; 3) assist MBG scientists with coordinating grant-funded activities including recruitment and mentoring of students, organizing and participating in outreach events and workshops, and presenting lectures to professional organizations and the general public; 4) prepare and submit manuscripts for publication; 5) build relationships with SNR staff and collaborative partners; and 6) actively participate in events with the St. Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation community.
Arid Plants Supervisor
Missouri Botanical Garden Performs supervisory duties associated with design, maintenance and care of arid plant displays and collections. Responsible for the conservatories arid plant collections; ensures the conservatories display the maximum amount of arid plant diversity relevant to the Garden’s mission and actively works on using the collections for ex-situ conservation. Ensures the highest standards of quality for displays, plant health, plant database records and labeling associated to the collections. Upholds a leadership role for Missouri Botanical Garden in arid plant collections among peer institutions. Leads the arid plant collations team in researching and keeping cultivation information associated with the collections.
Horticulture Manager, South Gardens
Fort Worth Botanic Garden The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), on behalf of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, seeks a Living Collections Manager. The merger of BRIT and FWBG creates a public garden whose operating budget is among the top fifteen gardens in North America. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building a living collections program commensurate with that status. This position is one of four that report directly to the Vice President of Horticulture and is responsible for updating and complying with plant collections policies and with managing budgets and purchases/deaccessioning of plant materials.