The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment seek a Native Plants Collection Manager/Curator. The Arboretum's signature collection, the Walk Across Kentucky (WAKY) Native Plant Collection, serves as a living laboratory for students, staff, faculty, visitors and volunteers.
The Native Plants Collection Manager/Curator will manage and further develop the WAKY Native Plant Collection. The WAKY represents Kentucky's seven physiographic regions with trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous plant materials that were wild-collected as seed from each physiographic region. As a curated and managed collection, it is a living museum that conserves and displays native plant ecosystems and provides many opportunities for education and research.
The successful candidate will have education and experience in native ecosystems or a closely related field; will be curator for the native plant collection; will interact with UK faculty, staff, students, visitors and volunteers to ensure our mission of education, conservation and research continues; and will develop and implement Extension and other educational programming about the Native Plant Collection.
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Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MA Windows, Excel, Powerpoint; GIS database management; propagation protocols; field botany.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience
A Master's degree (or equivalent education and job experience) plus one or more years related experience in native ecosystems; natural resources; plant ecology; plant biology; or restoration ecology is preferred.
Deadline to Apply 09/28/2021 University Community of Inclusion
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