The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UW Botanic Gardens has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 75%FTE Gardener 2. Under supervision of UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum (WPA) Grounds Supervisor, this position will perform skilled horticulture tasks, requiring knowledge of cultivation and maintenance of the plant collections and native flora in all but one of the entry gardens (New Zealand) and the Cascadia forest of the Pacific Connections Garden (PCG) at WPA. Also, may assist with maintenance of other UWBG plant collections and gardens as assigned. Will require up to 12 weekend days work per year to oversee community service projects (advanced notice provided).
For more information about this opportunity, job description and how to apply, visit the UW Hires website, Req # 151576
The Washington Rare Plant Care & Conservation Program (Rare Care) at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens is seeking a 75% part time Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator to oversee the rare plant-monitoring program and perform programmatic coordination and research activities in support of Rare Care’s programs. Rare Care is a plant conservation program focused on the conservation of vascular plants designated as rare in Washington State. Activities of the program include monitoring rare plant populations, seed collection and storage, propagation of plant material and research as well as educating and encouraging the public to support and become involved in the conservation of our natural heritage.
This position will be responsible for the implementation of the rare plant monitoring program, a citizen science program involving 200 volunteers carrying out fieldwork to monitor rare plant populations.Activities related to the rare plant monitoring program include serving as primary contact with volunteers and land-manager agency partners; coordinating volunteers activities to ensure program goals and Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan are met; planning and carrying out volunteer trainings and recognition events; updating and revising training materials, procedures, and online resources; and conducting outreach to the public. Job responsibilities also include maintaining the program website, preparing outreach materials such as newsletters and Facebook posts, participating on research projects for plant conservation, conducting seed collections and overseeing volunteers’ activities in the seed banking program and assisting with the propagation of plants.
Applications received by January 10, 2018 will receive priority consideration.
For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, visit the UW Hires website, Req # 151490.