This position is responsible for installation, care, and maintenance of plants, landscape features, and irrigation systems within exhibits and throughout Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum grounds. Provides interpretation of botanical and horticultural subjects to the general public. Assists with keeping accurate accession records and GIS mapping of the botanical collection and irrigation systems. Participates in periodic plant sales, field trips, and off-grounds work. May do landscape design and installation, attend ASDM and public meetings, be involved in teaching and writing, and may be assigned propagation duties.
Knowledge of plant taxonomy and Sonoran desert region flora is desirable. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer software knowledge to include word processing, data base, and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of or ability to learn Rain Bird Maxicom Central Control System highly desirable. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) knowledge is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in plant sciences or a related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be in excellent physical condition and able to occasionally lift or move more than 100 pounds. Ability to work weekends and holidays, as needed. Valid Arizona driver’s license (or ability to obtain) and satisfactory driving record required.
This position was opened on March 28, 2019, and does not have a closing date. It is considered open until filled; however, application review will begin immediately. Please