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Research Associate - Floristics, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA

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Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (KHD) and building the collection through targeted botanical surveys. This position will take a primary role in botanical survey project development, oversight, and quality control. Job duties include logistical planning, preparation and execution, report writing, grant proposals, data analysis, volunteer coordination, and data management. 

Career Type: Full-time

Compensation: $18 per hour

Qualifications:  Master's degree (M.A.) or at least five years of experience in botany, taxonomy, biology, ecology, environmental sciences or related area.  Knowledge of botanical nomenclature and plant systematics, database management, global position systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) are essential. Working knowledge of the flora of Colorado and/or western North America and experience conducting botanical surveys is required. Experience curating specimens is desirable. Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken, needs excellent time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and capable of supervising and working with staff and volunteers.  Position requires splitting time between outside fieldwork and office work. Must be physically capable of spending long days working outside in potentially adverse conditions and carrying heavy equipment (approximately 30 pounds). Must be capable of performing fieldwork demands when required, including but not limited to frequent travel during the summer, including twelve plus hour days, trips of multiple days, and frequent camping.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance.   Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206, or email your resume to We are a nonprofit, EOE.

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