Botany Seasonal - 3 positions, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado
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.
Position Type: Full time (12-20 weeks, April-August, dates flexible)
Compensation: $13.50 per hour
Job Summary: This position assists with field work including making plant collections for floristic inventories, ecological sampling and monitoring of plant communities, field specimen processing, herbarium specimen processing, and data entry.
Qualifications: Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school (BA preferred); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in botany, biology, environmental sciences or related areas. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (floristic surveys, ecological sampling, vegetation monitoring) and a basic knowledge of plant biology preferred. A basic knowledge of plant identification is required. Professional experience in field techniques and taxonomic identification preferred. Must be able to hike off-trail while carrying moderately heavy equipment for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high altitudes in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Must be able to maintain attention to detail and a positive attitude under sometimes uncomfortable field conditions. Irregular hours including weekends and evenings may sometimes be a part of this position.
Send cover letter and resume, and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206, or email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are a nonprofit, EOE.
Applications are only accepted for open positions.