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Seed Conservation Research Assistant, Denver Botanic Garden

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Job Summary: The Seed Conservation Research Assistant provides support to the department and reports to the Associate Director of Applied Conservation. The overall goal of this position is to assist in performing data collection and contributing to project completion related to seed conservation. Job duties include field and office work related to (but not limited to) regional seed collection, seed preservation, and germination experiments supporting both restoration efforts and ex situ conservation of rare species. Main tasks will include field work throughout Colorado, data entry in the office, and tasks related to seed conservation in the lab and greenhouse. This work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, steep, uneven or rocky surfaces in exposed terrain while carrying moderately heavy equipment (maximum 40 pounds) for extended periods of time and bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Work may be performed in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high elevations in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Fieldwork will include multiple-day outings and may include irregular hours such as weekends and evenings.

Career Type: Full-time

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO. 80206 and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in botany, biology, environmental sciences or related field, from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (vegetation monitoring, floristic surveys, sampling), basic knowledge of plant biology, plant identification, and ecological field methods required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. Office experience including statistical analysis preferred, database design and management, global position systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) are desirable.

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.

Closing date: 02/28/2017


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