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Integrated Pest Management Internship
Category: Horticulture


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

 

 

Integrated Pest Management Intern

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

 

Esteemed as the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest public gardens, Phipps Conservatory is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

 

Phipps is seeking an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Intern to assist in developing and coordinating Phipps’ IPM program in the Conservatory, production houses and outdoor gardens, including the newly installed Center for Sustainable Landscapes, with the goal of minimizing pesticide use while maintaining the health and beauty of all plants throughout the Phipps campus.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

 

  • Working closely with the IPM Specialist to learn appropriate pest management practices for public horticulture.
  • Applying sound IPM practices for control of plant pests, structural pests and invasive plant species.
  • Under the guidance of the IPM Specialist, monitoring and diagnosing all plant health problems, biotic and abiotic.
  • Keeping the IPM database current and maintaining records (data entry).
  • Aiding in designing, implementing, collecting and analyzing data for a research project on a relevant topic.
  • Recommending the least toxic course of action for treating pests and diseases, being prepared to think outside the box.

 

Requirements include a B.S. degree in an applicable field with a strong background in entomology, plant pathology or ornamental horticulture; experience with research, experimental design or statistical analysis; and ability to acquire Pennsylvania pesticide applicator license within 2 months of hire.

 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

 

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employerTemporary Integrated Pest Management Technician
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Esteemed as the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest public gardens, Phipps Conservatory is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.
Phipps is seeking a temporary Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician to assist in developing and coordinating Phipps’ IPM program in the Conservatory, production houses and outdoor gardens, including the newly installed Center for Sustainable Landscapes, with the goal of minimizing pesticide use while maintaining the health and beauty of all plants throughout the Phipps campus. Principal duties will include, but not be limited to:
 Under the direction of the IPM Specialist, monitoring and diagnosing all plant health problems, biotic and abiotic.
 Aiding in implementing the IPM program for structural pest control.
 Keeping the IPM database current and maintaining records of all control measures implemented and the monetary costs associated with them.
 Aiding in designing, implementing, collecting and analyzing data for a research project on a relevant topic.
 Keeping abreast of current best practices regarding IPM recommendations and practices.
 Recommending the least toxic course of action for treating pests and diseases, being prepared to think outside the box.
Requirements include: B.S. degree in entomology, plant pathology or related field, or equivalent combination of skills and experience; minimum of 2 years’ experience (academic or applied) with IPM, including training in common horticultural pests and diseases; experience with research, experimental design or statistical analysis; and ability to acquire Pennsylvania pesticide applicator license within 2 months of hire.
Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.
For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer

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