Agriculture Extension Associate Senior

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Agriculture Extension Associate Senior
Requisition Number RE09663
Working Title Native Plants Collection Manager and Curator
Department Name 81115:Arboretum
Work Location 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $40,269-64,438/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
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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
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