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Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 24 Jan 14
Closing Date: 25 Apr 14
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Assist plant propagator with sowing seed, stratifying and scarifying seeds, taking cuttings, making divisions, grafting, and budding.
2.Assist with the care of propagules including watering, fertilizing, thinning, and repotting before they are assigned to a grower. Make occasional chemical applications.
3.Assist with researching propagation techniques and record keeping including tracking propagation request in a computer tracking system and recording propagation scheduling.
4.Assist other growers in the greenhouses and nursery as needed.
5.Prepare and present a ten-minute lecture on an approved horticulture topic to the horticulture division.
1.Able to work 12 months beginning in May
2.Be enrolled in a college horticulture program or related field with an interest in greenhouse and nursery management. Candidates within a year of their graduation will also be considered.
3.Able to work in a fast-paced environment
4.Good communication and interpersonal skills
5.Must have or be able to obtain an operator’s license for chemical applications
Some requirements for lifting, pushing, and pulling items less than 50 pounds.
Contact Information:Visit our website at www.chicagobotanic.org. Go to Employment, which is under At the Garden, and click on Internships.
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