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Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of CPC National Meeting 2022

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Various openings
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden has several openings in living collections and horticulture, all with a heavy plant conservation focus.
Conservation Technician, Southwest
Institute for Applied Ecology
The Institute for Applied Ecology Southwest Office is hiring a full-time Conservation Technician for the 2022 field season! The technician will be based out of Santa Fe, NM and will travel to high elevation sites in the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests to assist with a survey and inventory project for a sensitive plant species, Arizona willow. Please visit for more information and to apply.
Natural Areas Steward
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens is hiring for a Natural Areas Steward to assist in the oversight of all aspects of the site management, restoration, and protection of on- and off-campus natural areas in support of the Botanic Gardens’ mission.

As a member of the stewardship crew:
• Assist in determining management needs, make recommendations, and execute stewardship activities and special projects.
• Evaluate trail conditions, report hazards, conduct trail maintenance, and respond to emergency alerts.
• Implement programs for site monitoring, invasive species control, nuisance wildlife abatements, and hazard tree removal.
• Collect natural resource information, and use GIS to monitor sites, species, or other conditions.
• Participate in Gardens programs to protect rare and scarce native plants in Natural Areas, propagate native plants of local genotypes, and restore them to protected habitats.
• Provide general support and technical expertise for preserve educational uses and participate in Botanic Gardens’ educational programs.
• Work with interns, volunteers, student workers, and other staff as a member of the natural area’s stewardship crew.
• Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner.
• Substantial manual labor is involved requiring physical fitness, awareness of safety issues, and proper use of pesticides.

This position is full time (39 hours) for 10 months and half time (20 hours) for 2 months and will be located in Ithaca, New York.

Conservation Seed Bank Curator
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites applications for the position of Seed Bank Curator for the Southeastern Center of Conservation within the Department of Conservation & Research. The primary duties of this technician-level position are to:

Perform seed and pollen viability tests, upkeep plants in vitro via micropropagation and tissue culture, hone cryopreservation techniques, and clean and curate seeds, roots, and other plant derivatives for conservation, research and restoration. Refine laboratory protocols related to seed banking, micropropagation, and cryopreservation, maintain exceptional records, and update standard operating procedures accordingly. Train volunteers on standard operating procedures.

Update standard operating procedures as protocols are refined.
Assist with collection and curation of seed, pollen, roots, from the field, nursery, and greenhouse. Conduct germination trials, tetrazolium, and other seed viability tests. Image, score, and upkeep germination trials and pollen viability assessments. Demonstrate consistent excellence in performing laminar flow hood sterile techniques Monitor in vitro cultures and perform decontamination as needed. Prepare samples for x-ray and micro-CT viability tests. Prepare stock solutions and media for the laboratories. Summarize collection accession data and contribute tables to reports. Conduct routine maintenance of the facility and all laboratory equipment.

Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent experience required.
Minimum of two years of seed bank or technical laboratory experience.

Prior experience with seed and pollen analysis, and tissue culture .
Experience with data analysis (e.g., ANOVA, multivariate analyses, etc.) and the use of statistical software (e.g., R, JMP, etc.).
Certification by the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST), Certified Viability Technologist (CVT), or Registered Seed Technologist (RST).

Executive Director
United States Botanic Garden
The Executive Director, U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) maintains the USBG as a nationally recognized scientific and educational institution and living plant museum. The Executive Director has oversight for all major functions, including administration, education, outreach, science, conservation, horticulture, facilities maintenance and capital renewal. The USBG is an independent federal agency administered by the Architect of the Capitol, a legislative branch agency in Washington, D.C.
2022 Marsh Awards nomination deadline TODAY
Botanic Hardens Conservation International
On an annual basis, BGCI operates the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education sponsored by the Marsh Trust. The Marsh Trust was established in 1981 and runs a portfolio of awards which recognise the contribution of dedicated individuals working in different sectors – to improve the world we live in.
Rare Plant Botanist Coordinator
California Native Plant Society
Please see link for details and apply within (do not apply using email address).
Organic Farmer
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
This position is for an Organic Farmer that is passionate about farming, native plant gardening, and willing to live on a remote pristine Georgia barrier island. This is a rare and unique opportunity to run a farm for our guest program that helps support the conservation of this beautiful place. Here is a link to the listing, or you can email me directly with a cover letter, resume, and 3 reference at
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