|Job Title||Agriculture Extension Associate Senior|
|Working Title||Native Plants Collection Manager and Curator|
|Work Location||500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503|
|Type of Position||Staff|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Required Education|| |
|Click here for more information about equivalencies:||http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies|
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|Physical Requirements|| |
This position requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling objects up to 50 lbs.; standing or walking with objects up to 25 lbs.; sitting at computer for extended periods; repetitive motion; is subject to seasonal temperature extremes; and has some risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job.
Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and evenings and weekends as needed.
|Job Summary|| |
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Arboretum seeks a Native Plants Collection Manager/Curator. The Arboretum on UK’s campus is our State Botanical Garden as well as a living laboratory for students, staff, faculty, visitors and volunteers. The Native Plants Collection Manager/Curator will manage and further develop our signature feature, the Walk Across Kentucky (WAKY) native plant collection. The WAKY displays wild-collected material from Kentucky’s seven physiographic regions. It is a living museum that conserves and displays native plant ecosystems and provides many opportunities for education and research. The successful candidate will have education and experience in native ecosystems or a closely related field; will be curator for all plant collections; will interact with UK faculty, staff and students to ensure our mission of education, conservation and research continues; and will develop and implement Extension and other educational programming about the native plant collection.
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|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities|| |
MA Windows, Excel, Powerpoint; GIS database management; propagation protocols; and field botany.
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||Yes|
|Preferred Education/Experience|| |
A master’s degree (or equivalent education and job experience) in native ecosystems; natural resources; plant ecology; plant biology; or restoration ecology is preferred.
|Deadline to Apply||03/06/2017|
|University Community of Inclusion|| |
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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