Living Collections Curator - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has just posted a newly developed position – Living Collections Curator. This role will work with the Director of Horticulture to manage the growth of the horticultural collections with the Garden, participate in plant collecting trips to some of the coolest places in California, and work with the Conservation & Research staff to conduct applied horticultural research. Join the team at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden working to ensure the conservation of California’s native plants and habitats for the health and well being of people and the planet!

The Living Collections Curator is responsible for oversight and management of information and geospatial data of the Living Collection and ensuring thorough documentation standards are upheld. This work includes the management of living collections staff, interns, and volunteers; management of the Living Collections Database, accessioning, deaccessioning, inventorying, monitoring and recording phenological data, taxonomic verifications, mapping and recording garden infrastructure; and organizing reports for propagation, field collection, and new plantings. The Living Collections Curator supports the Director of Horticulture & Facilities in the short and long-term planning of the living collection to meet strategic goals for display development, education, and conservation. The Living Collections Curator will work closely with the Grounds Manager who oversees the day-to-day maintenance of the Garden grounds and the Propagator, who oversees the Living Collections Nursery. This full-time (40 hours per week) exempt position, reports to the Director of Horticulture & Facilities.

Closing date 30th April 2021


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