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Job # N004
Manager, Sustainability Education Programs      Apply Now!
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  EarthWays Center
Application Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Summary:
Do you love helping others learn to live more sustainably while also being an excellent manager of people, programs and finances? Do you like (and are good at) managing, developing AND delivering sustainability-based environmental education? Do you believe as our world class institution understands that each person’s decisions – even on light bulbs, landscaping and construction choices – impacts plant conservation and ecosystem restoration? If you see these connections as well and want to be a part of helping others see the same, please consider this opportunity!
You’ll be responsible for managing the planning, preparation and delivery of all sustainability education programs and projects at MBG’s EarthWays Center including: staff and volunteer recruitment and supervision; administering, developing and delivering new and existing materials, projects and partnerships; grant writing, proposing and managing budgets; complying with all program and funding requirements; and ensuring professional, current and effective environmental education methods are in place to keep MBG as a leader in sustainability education in the region.
We use mainstream, not extreme, methods primarily working in the community to engage the k-12, university, families and other audiences in the topics of energy efficiency, renewable energy, solid waste reduction, rainscaping, green building and air quality.
Sustainability is not just something done on the coasts or abroad – it’s thriving in the Midwest! If you have the right degree/s with five years of experience in the field of environmental education, three of those years in supervision, you have proven administrative, grant writing and fiscal management experience, you’re incredibly organized, and you’re an excellent environmental educator that loves what you do, then this may be the job for you. Consider joining our team and share your enthusiasm and understanding for sustainability!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervises EWC education staff including EWC Education Coordinator. Participates in the hiring and selection process for employees, interns and volunteers. Also recruits, trains and schedules interns to support site programming and assists as needed with EWC volunteer program. Trains all site staff, interns and volunteers and other education division staff as needed in methods of effective education delivery, classroom management, effective environmental education methods, and current theories in sustainability education.
• Supervises daily work assignments, coach/develop performance for success, review/approve timekeepers and timesheets, maintain accurate attendance records, complete annual performance evaluations and goal setting sessions with assigned employees, handle all disciplinary actions, etc.
• Monitor employee/intern/volunteer productivity, workload and moral, with the goal of promoting employee/intern/volunteer satisfaction while accomplishing the division’s mission.
• Work directly with the Education Division to provide sustainability education offerings to schools and the public, ensuring the Garden’s solid reputation as a regional leader in sustainability; also works in cooperation with and act as liaison to other division’s education staff to provide direction and cooperative programming assistance regarding current sustainability education trends; as well as work with other Garden division’s to advance sustainability education efforts. Works cooperatively with managers, coordinators, supervisors and instructors of educational programs at all MBG sites. Attends and represents EWC efforts at all Education Division Manager meetings.
• Manages team development and delivery of all EWC Sustainability Education Programs, both on and off site. Includes, but not limited to, sustainability education professional development workshops, school-based programs, Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders, adult and family programs, and assisting with events and festivals as needed. Evaluates existing materials and develops and coordinates new materials and program evaluations and assessments. Personally plans, prepares and delivers educational programs for youth and adults in classrooms, at meetings, workshops and conferences and through site tours.
• Manages team implementation of all assigned EWC sustainability-related projects, including but not limited to the RainScape Rebate program of the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, a program of MBG. This includes educating contractors and landowners on the benefits of rainscaping, and managing all aspects of a complicated rebate program that encourages implementation of rainscaping features on area lands.
• Promotes the development and facilitation of collaborative partnerships. Represents EWC with regional sustainability education leaders to enable long term sustainability education relationships linking the Garden with community organizations, schools, higher education and other institutions. Works with teachers, local partners, universities and potential funders on program development. Acts as liaison with professional educators.
• Implements long term strategic planning to ensure MBG is a leader in sustainability education in the region. Follow national and regional trends, and ensure MBG and EWC is leading the region in developing and implementing effective sustainability education.
• Manages all report/writing from EWC education team ensuring they are produced with quality and on time, including statistics reports, quarterly grant narratives, monthly intra- and inter-departmental summaries and reports, e-news updates, adult and family class listings, class reminders, camp and school offerings, professional development promotion and other handouts, brochures, public articles, calendar listings, tour announcements
• Manages financial management of EWC’s education projects. Seeks funding, researches and writes grants to fund delivery of existing programs and development of new ones. Propose, develop and manage all sustainability education program budgets, and act at Primary Investigator for EWC education projects. Comply with all funding requirements. Prepare monthly salary allocations for planning, invoicing and budget management.
• Collaborates with US Green Building Council Missouri Gateway Chapter’s efforts on National Green Schools Campaign including attendance at monthly meetings, leadership to committee initiatives, and presentation to school and district officials.
• Provide support and backup to EWC Director as needed.
• Ensures that all applicable safety standards are followed; informs employees/students/volunteers of safety guidelines, methods to reduce hazards. Reports all accidents, injuries and near-miss accidents immediately.
• Behaves and communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, within our division and throughout the Garden, with co-workers, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors and employees.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has supervisory responsibilities for:
EWC Education Instruction Coordinator, Interns and Volunteers.

Qualifications/Experience:
• Minimum of five (5) years experience working with the public in an educational setting.
• Three (3) years experience in personnel management including conflict resolution, staff support, coaching and development.
• Demonstrated experience in grant writing, seeking and reporting.
• Prior experience in writing and designing written materials.
• Extensive experience in developing and implementing program budgets.
• Three to Five (3-5) years experience in training and educating staff in methods of effective education delivery, classroom management, effective environmental education methods and current theories in sustainability.
• Demonstrated experience in development and delivery of educational programs.
• Knowledge of and adherence to all health and safety guidelines.
• Must have an understanding of environmental issues and commitment to fair representation and education of all sides of environmental issues.
• Must have demonstrated understanding of natural systems.
• Exceptional ability to communicate effectively at all levels; must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions.
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a media-trained spokesperson; confident in interacting with the media on educational issues.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal team members and external organizations for the purposes of creating a commitment to common goals, prioritizing, minimizing obstacles, and executing realistic priorities in a sophisticated environment.
• Demonstrates highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
• Use of personal car may be required to purchase supplies and food; occasionally travel within Missouri and Illinois surrounding areas. Travel required >25%.
• Scheduling flexibility is required to work evenings, weekends, or holidays.

Education:
• Masters degree in education, environmental education, natural science, environmental science, or related field.
• An equivalent combination of education, skills and experience may be considered.

Language Skills:
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral/written).

Mathematical Skills:
• College math aptitude: requires ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages and decimals; etc.
• Ability to understand, analyze and create budgets.

Reasoning Ability:
• Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve conflicts in a fast-paced environment.
• Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for the allocation of staff, fiscal, and material resources in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated abilities in project management, priority setting, analytical and objective decision-making, cost conscious budget & grant administration, and managing through institutional systems.

Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in navigating through various PC applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite 2003 (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel and Word) or a similar application.
• Solid Internet research skills and use of broad cloud-based computer applications such as the suite of offerings including the database within Google drive.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification.
• Must have and maintain valid driver’s license prior to employment.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to work outdoors; with unavoidable variations in temperature.
• Flexible scheduling and overtime as needed to work evenings during the week and on weekends.
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e. step stools, etc.).
• Able to lift up to (30) pounds (i.e., load, unload and move supplies and equipment).
• Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing) and operate standard office equipment (i.e. copier, printer, fax, etc.)
• Requires extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching for extended periods of time-- 75% or more of the workday is standing on feet.

Work Environment:
• Shared indoor office space.
• Outdoors, with unavoidable variations in temperature and some uncomfortable conditions.
• Occasional weekend programming requiring long hours.
• Occasional Travel required.

The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Job # N023
Solutions Architect (Biodiversity Informatics Architect)      Apply Now!
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  Center for Biodiversity Informatics
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2014

Summary:
Under the direction of the Vice President, serves as a team lead performing strategic/architectural, operational, and tactical duties for projects originating in the Center for Biodiversity Informatics and across all functional areas of the Garden. Understands the Garden’s mission and role in international plant science and works with diverse teams to define system requirements. Communicates and coordinates with scientists, business leadership and technical teams to ensure appropriate integration of processes and applications. Consults with end users to test and debug applications to meet client needs. Serves as expert advisor in all aspects of application design and development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Leads application development group; participates in planning, selection, and installation of process changes in applications systems design and set up; manages the full life cycle of the process, monitoring research, reviewing code and supervising testing.
• Acts as liaison between the scientists, programmers, and other project stakeholders regarding specifications, questions and issues related to project development. Collects, analyzes, reviews, documents and communicates scientific and business needs and requirements to IT. Translates high level scientific and business requirements into functional specifications and manages changes to such specifications.
• Collaborates with international development teams to translate complex scientific and business problems into innovative technical solutions.
• Evaluates and recommends improvements and/or new technologies and methodologies; serves as liaison between departments and software vendors for specific applications; analyzes process and related data to recommend automation improvements.
• Assists the Director in defining and managing the scope of proposed scientific and business solutions to meet project goals and deliverables.
• Converts project specifications, using flowcharts and diagrams, into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language processable by computer, applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages.
• Analyzes designs as needed, providing budget, cost, and scheduling input for design assignments.
• Mentors, trains and guides IT staff to increase their effectiveness and skill levels.
• Leads and participates in multiple simultaneous projects.
• Utilizes established standards and procedures for software application development.
• Coordinates implementation of new systems with System Administration.
• Prepares and formally presents proposals, technical reports, white papers etc. as needed.
• Performs other duties, including Help Desk and weekend support duty, as assigned.

Qualifications and/or Experience:
• Five to ten years related experience and/or training.
• Requires thorough understanding of software application and website development, database and system design. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working as a programmer/analyst in a production software application development environment.
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience preparing quality presentations or posters using Microsoft Powerpoint and other applications.
• Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in working with diverse teams including international members required.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience with using the Internet for online communications and remote team coordination required.
• Prior experience working with biological or biodiversity science and data is required.
• Requires exceptional knowledge and ability to design and program database management systems using SQL Server or MySQL.
• Requires advanced knowledge of science, plant systematics, and museum operations.
• Requires in-depth knowledge and experience developing and deploying server applications using a variety of languages and platforms.
• Requires ability to perform both web-based and client-server applications analysis, design and development.
• Requires proficient ability to deploy, maintain, integrate, and optimize enterprise-level software applications.
• Requires knowledge and ability to utilize software development methodologies such as UML, ERD, source code control, code review, and automated testing.
• Requires knowledge and ability to utilize the following programming languages: C#, ASP.NET, Perl, Java, JSP, PHP, HTML, and XML.
• Strong technical writing skills and excellent presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
• Occasional domestic and international travel required – less than 20%.
• Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and evenings is required.

Education:
• MS degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.
• B.S. degree in Computer Science or related field, such as biodiversity informatics, required.
• An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills:
• Proficient experience navigating through various PC applications including, but not restricted to, Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Outlook, Access, Excel, Word).
• Strong computer skills.

Other Skills and Abilities:
• Proficient experience managing networks and hardware systems.

Language Skills:
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written).

Mathematical Skills:
• High School basic math aptitude required.

Reasoning Ability:
• Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
• Requires ability to read or hear and understand requirements for computer software.
• Requires ability to independently reason software solutions to meet requirements.
• Requires ability to analyze alternatives and independently choose a solution for software construction.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a passport for international travel.
• Must be able to obtain visas, vaccinations, and immunizations for all countries.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing), walk about facility frequently throughout work day, and sit for extended periods of the work day (may sit up to 75% of work day).
• Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
• Frequent standing, reaching and stooping.
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb step stools, etc.).
• Ability to travel independently for long periods in economy class on airplanes, trains and other conveyances both domestic and international.

Work Environment:
• Quiet indoor office setting, shared by multiple staff within the Center for Biodiversity Informatics; cubical work area.
• Occasional domestic and international travel to other institutions working temporarily at meeting and event venues-less than 20%.

The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

 

POSITION OPENING FOR THE CENTER FOR PLANT CONSERVATION:

Job # N027
Executive Director      Apply Now!
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  Center for Plant Conservation

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is a 30-year-old network of 39 Participating Institutions actively working on rare plant conservation. The mission of the CPC is essential to safeguard the imperiled plants of the U.S. and Canada: the opportunities available today will never occur again! The operation of the CPC over the years in effectively building a National Collection of such plants marks it as the best and most effective conservation program for plants in any country.

Summary:
The CPC Executive Director reports to the CPC Board of Trustees through the Board’s Chairman and actively manages all aspects of the national program through long-range planning, program direction, and the establishment of program standards. The position is charged with improving and expanding its programs to achieve even better and more comprehensive results in the future.

The CPC Executive Director is the liaison between the CPC staff and Board, and the principal point of contact between the CPC, its Participating Institutions and other interested parties, its supporters, and funders ranging from individuals to Foundations, Corporations, and the Federal government. The CPC Executive Director’s office is also the focal point for the CPCs efforts to help forge public policies at all levels from the Federal government down to the level of counties and municipalities. Coordinating fund-raising activities with all of these is essential for the organization’s success. Success at running a major fund-raising program

The CPC Executive Director ensures that there is a smooth and continuous flow of information between the organization and its Board of Trustees, including the planning of effective meetings of the Board and the provision of the information needed for them to make the best possible decisions and to participate to the fullest extent in the activities of the Center. A primary responsibility is ensuring that sufficient funds are available for the operation of the organization through the active pursuit of funding opportunities and the enlistment of volunteers on the Board and beyond to assist in the necessary solicitations and follow through.

A central activity of the CPC through the years has been the continuing investigation of the most effective means of conserving plants through symposia, publications, and the empowerment of Conservation Officers in the Participating Institutions and beyond. It is essential that these activities continue in the best and most effective way possible, and the CPC Executive Director is especially charged with planning effective meetings of the Conservation Officers of the Participating Institutions and other specialists in plant conservation is an important aspect of the duties of the CPC Executive Director and the CPC staff.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plans, organizes, implements, directs and ensures the accomplishments of CPC’s mission, goals, and objectives.
• Secures adequate funds for the organizations programs through a coordinated and focused program of fund-raising.
• Ensures the ongoing effectiveness of CPC’s programs and outreach through excellent communication with the Board of Trustees, Participating Institutions, organizations with relevant missions, and the general public.
• Develops and manages all budgets, contracts, funding development, and the submission of grant proposals and reports for an organization with an annual operating budget of about $1 million.
• Manages all aspects of CPC operations including technology.
• Provides leadership and direction to CPC staff of generally five to seven employees, including hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and supervising staff and volunteers.
• Appraises and evaluates CPC activities and accomplishments on a systematic basis.
• Represents the CPC via presentations and national networking, for example at conferences and meetings and provides lectures to interested parties to the extent that is feasible.
• Prepares reports and summaries evaluating effectiveness of the programs and projects.
• Visits Participating Institutions and other sites of plant conservation importance and brings them assets that help them to improve their programs.
• Ensures that all applicable safety standards are followed; informs employees and others working with CPC of safety guidelines and methods to reduce hazards. Reports all accidents, injuries, and near-miss accidents immediately.
• Behaves and communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation within the CPC and its participating institutions, as well as the plant conservation community generally.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position supervises the CPC team of approximately five+ staff.

Qualifications and/or Experience:
• Minimum of seven (7) years managerial experience working in upper level fundraising programs inclusive of major gifts, planned giving, fundraising operations, and staff supervision required.
• Prior membership program management experience a strong plus.
• Thorough knowledge of fundraising principles and demonstrated success in planning and directing major gifts program with progressive increases in responsibility.
• Strong knowledge of and significant development experience in the St. Louis region highly preferred.
• Demonstrated work experience in developing revenue and expense budgets, along with high level of proficiency in strategic planning and reporting procedures.
• Experience in effectively leading and directing a work group in managing multiple projects and providing quality results is required. Strong focus on execution.
• Proven track record of success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment in which coordination with internal and external audiences is required.
• Exceptional communication skills, organizational capacity, and customer service skills possessing the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
• Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrates highest level of professional and ethical conduct, maintains confidentiality.
• Advanced understanding of financial operating budget process.
• Must be able to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure, demonstrate and instill in staff members a high degree of professionalism, integrity, loyalty and service to the organization.
• Prior experience in non-profit organization helpful.

Education:
• Master’s degree required, preferably a Ph.D. degree
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Other Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated experience and a passion for plant conservation, with a background in the field sufficient to enable the sure guidance of a complex conservation organization.
• A demonstrated record of successful fund-raising, including for major gifts, and a willingness to devote a major proportion of time and effort to this activity.
• Ability to foster a work environment characterized by excellence, teamwork, creativity, and professionalism.
• Preferably experience in working with a diverse non-for-profit Board of Directors
• Substantial experience in working with federal, state, and local agencies, conservation NGOs, and the plant conservation community is highly desirable..
• Experience and capabilities in business and financial management of nonprofit organizations.
• Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills and demonstrated experience in successful management. Must have the ability to work patiently and effectively with a wide range of individuals in a technical and non-technical capacity. A style of open communications, accountability, and engagement of all staff in generating ideas.
• Excellent demonstrated writing and writing skills.
• Familiarity with databases and preferably experience in understanding and managing them.

Language Skills:
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral/written).

Mathematical Skills:
• Ability to analyze financial reports, develop strategies, projections and budgets.

Reasoning Ability:
• Must be able to think strategically and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and the public; and, must be able to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Computer Skills:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel Outlook).

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., step stools, etc.).
• Ability to walk about facility frequently throughout work day, and sit for extended periods of the work day (may sit up to 75% of work day).

Work Environment:
• Comfortable working in immediate proximity to staff and outside contacts, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions regarding human resource policies and procedures.
• Indoor office setting; shared work space, office environment with multiple staff within the department, and ability to travel as needed.

The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

 

HOURLY:

Job # M046
Horticulturist II - Indoor (Conservatories) (2)      Apply Now!
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  Horticulture
Application Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Summary:
Performs all job duties associated with horticulture design, maintenance and care of the conservatory displays and collections. Conducts research to target plants for inclusion into the Garden’s conservatory living collections. Ensures that the living collections contain the highest levels of plant diversity to support conservation, research and education; Job duties are directly related to the design, installation and care of the collections, woody, tropical and herbaceous plant materials and annual display crops including IPM; Plant selection, ordering, obtaining plants from Index Seminum and exchange with other botanic gardens; careful attention to accession record keeping and plant labeling are also critical components of this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Promotes and maintains an environment that fosters trust, open communication, and teamwork, works effectively with other Garden departments and external organizations, agencies, etc. to accomplish goals and identify and resolve problems; escalates issues to management which cannot be resolved by the team.
• Takes an active role in developing the living plant collections to support conservation, education and research
• Maintains the highest standards of plant record keeping, ensuring that plants are labeled with accession numbers at all times
• Updates the Living Collections Management Database when plants are added or moved
• Conducts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) activities to ensure low pest populations and promote plant health
• Maintains soil fertility and nutrient levels are maintained for optimum plant health
• Conducts propagation and cultivation trials, developing protocols for assigned taxa
• Utilizes the Garden’s Living Collections Management System and collections development Wiki to aid in maintaining and developing plant collections
• Ensure that all appropriate national and international permits and regulations are followed when acquiring plant material including the Convention on Biological Diversity
• Works with the Garden’s collections master plan and living collections policy when developing living collections
• Performs a wide range of landscape/maintenance tasks important to the preservation, protection and transplanting of existing plants; including but not limited to soil preparation, planting, mulching, weeding, watering.
• Completes display designs, annual and perennial, as needed, orders plants as needed for designs and oversees/performs the layout and installation of the designs.
• Maintains general care of horticultural tools, and technical equipment (i.e., apply lubrication and general cleaning.) Refers more serious problems to management personnel.
• May be responsible for assigned weekend watering rotation duties.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Works with volunteers, interns and students Completes purchase orders and assigns time/material charges to appropriate account codes.
• Ensures that assigned areas are maintained in accordance with on-file garden descriptions.
• Ensures that all applicable safety standards are followed. Adapts or modifies work methods to reduce hazards. Reports all accidents, injuries and near-miss accidents immediately.
• Performs tours and gives presentations as required; may be responsible for interacting with the media (TV, radio, newspaper etc), working with Public Relations to provide information about the horticultural content of their respective areas.

Qualifications/Experience:
• Minimum of (3-5) years of hands-on, relevant horticulture work experience required.
• Working knowledge of tropical and temperate plants and general landscape maintenance techniques.
• Experience maintaining and developing living collections.
• Demonstrated experience maintaining accurate plant records.
• Proficient ability to identify various plant fungus, pests and pathogens and apply sound, appropriate remedies.
• Proficient in operating and knowledge of safe operation procedures for various types of landscape maintenance equipment.
• Proven ability to lead and direct the work of others to complete general projects, including but not limited to volunteers is required.
• Demonstrates highest level of professional and ethical conduct; knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
• Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical functional teams.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels; must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions regarding horticulture collection.
• Knowledge of and adherence to all health and safety guidelines.
• Scheduling flexibility that allows working weekends and holidays as needed.
• The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Education:
• Associate’s or B.S. degree in Horticulture, Biology, Botany and/or related field required.
• An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Ability to possess and maintain valid drivers, chauffeurs, and pesticide applicator’s licenses.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. (i.e., load, unload and move gardening supplies, medium to heavy weight tools and equipment).
• Must be able to work in high heat and humidity.
• Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching for extended periods of time-- 90% or more of the workday is standing on feet.
• Ability to wear Garden-issued Personal Protective Equipment.
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb ladders, etc.)
• Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing).

Work Environment:
• Ability to work indoors in frequently high temperatures (i.e., in temperatures over 90°F).
• Actively works hands-on with horticulture crew to complete landscape maintenance tasks.
• Wet conditions much of the time as watering is frequent.
• Comfortable working in immediate proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions regarding horticulture collection.

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Job # N022
Senior Horticulturist, Floral Display      Apply Now!
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  Horticulture
Application Deadline:  April 23, 2014

Summary:
Performs all duties associated with the design, installation and maintenance of the Gardens floral display shows and floral display projects in the wider Garden; including selecting /procuring plants and construction of props; Responsible for requesting propagation and ordering plants. Ensures the floral shows are developed and maintained at the highest level of excellence.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operate tools and equipment necessary for show installation and maintenance to include but not limited to; Forklifts, pallet trucks, carts, lifts and a variety of hand tools.
• Request propagation / order plants for the shows in a timely manner; accurately enter data into the Garden Living Collections Management system to request propagation.
• Ensure that plants are pest free by conducting integrated pest management activities, including pesticide application.
• Construct and maintain non- plant related props for the shows.
• Ensure that work and storage areas are kept clean and tidy.
• Work with the nursery staff to maintain stock plants at show quality.
• Ensure that conditions in the shows are safe for visitors.
• Develop and maintain a maintenance plan for stock plants ensuring different ages for succession.
• Strive to reduce the number of plants purchased for the shows by utilizing plants in the Garden’s living collections.
• Supervise volunteers and helps direct the activities of other horticulture staff temporarily assigned to show construction.
• Develop interpretive themes, building in the stories associated to the Mission of the Garden, including research, conservation and horticulture; strive to ensure that all plant material used in the shows illustrate the Garden’s mission.
• Work collaboratively with research, education and other horticulture staff in developing show themes and interpretation.
• Conduct the care and maintenance of all types of plant materials and seasonal crops (including but not limited to, watering, weeding, mulching, pest control, transplanting, and pruning).
• Maintain general care of horticultural tools, and technical equipment.
• Maintain highest standards of plant recordkeeping; ensure that plants are labeled with accession numbers at all times.
• Utilize the Garden’s Living Collections Management System and Collections Development Wiki to aid in maintaining and developing plant collections for shows.
• Work within the Garden’s Collections Master Plan and Living Collections Policy when developing living collections associated to floral shows.
• Responsible for assigned weekend watering rotation duties.
• Ensure that all applicable safety standards are followed. Adapt or modify work methods to reduce hazards. Report all accidents, injuries and near-miss accidents immediately.
• Behave and communicate in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, within our division and throughout the Garden, with co-workers, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors and employees.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience:
• Minimum of (5) years’ hands on, relevant experience.
• Demonstrated experience in display design, production and plant maintenance.
• Demonstrated experience in planning/growing various greenhouse crops – annuals, tropicals, orchids, holiday crops, etc.
• Strong knowledge of appropriate and effective watering practices.
• Foundational understanding of landscape design to assist in planning.
• Working knowledge regarding the use of biological controls is preferred.
• Knowledge and application of greenhouse horticultural practices to include plant height control, day length sensitivity, pest management.
• Proficient ability to identify various greenhouse pests and pathogens, and apply sound, appropriate remedies.
• Proficient in safe operation procedures for various types of landscape maintenance equipment.
• Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical functional teams.
• Proven ability to lead and direct the work of others, including but not limited to volunteers is required.
• Demonstrates highest level of professional and ethical conduct; knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels; must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions regarding horticulture collection.
• Scheduling flexibility that allows working weekends and holidays for annual watering schedule and occasional snow/ice removal.
• Knowledge of and adherence to all health and safety guidelines.

Education:
• B.S. degree in Horticulture, Landscape design, Biology, Botany and/or related field required.
• An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Solid Internet research skills.
• Ability to use e-mail to communicate with Garden staff in order to answer questions and service their needs.

Language Skills:
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written).
• Ability to read and understand pesticide labels.

Mathematical Skills:
• Requires ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
• Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Ability to posses and maintain valid driver’s, chauffeur’s, and pesticide applicator’s licenses.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. (i.e., load, unload and move gardening supplies, medium to heavy weight tools and equipment).
• Must be able to work in high heat and humidity.
• Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching for extended periods of time-- 80% or more of the workday is standing on feet.
• Ability to transport cumbersome potted plants and trays of varying weights.
• Ability to safely navigate narrow greenhouse aisles.
• Ability to operate equipment including tractors, forklifts, cultivators and mowing machinery
• Ability to wear Garden-issued Personal Protective Equipment.
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb ladders, etc.).
• Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing).

Work Environment:
• Ability to work indoors in all weather conditions (i.e., humid conditions, temperatures over 100°F as well as temperatures below 0°F, in rain, snow and other inclement weather conditions as needed).
• 80% or more of the workday is standing on feet while watering or maintaining plants.
• Wet conditions much of the time as watering is frequent.
• Comfortable working in immediate proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering general questions regarding the Garden’s operations, events, facilities, etc.

The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

 

INTERNSHIPS:

Job # M062
Butterfly House, Retail/Gift Shop Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

The Butterfly House Gift Shop / Retail Intern will assist the Gift Shop Manager and staff with day to day operations in the Butterfly House Gift Shop. Interns will assist with greeting and assisting guests, answering questions from guests about all aspects of the Butterfly House, supervise volunteers, provide excellent guest service in both admissions and retail. Interns will be expected to learn, follow and uphold the Butterfly House retail policies and procedures. Interns will gain experience in visual merchandising and buying. This includes researching new products, entering purchase orders and receiving orders as they are delivered. Other duties include, but are not limited to: help with inventory, organizing and dusting of merchandise, assisting with promotional items, as needed, and implementing promotional efforts.

Qualifications:

An interest in Retail Management
Excellent communication skills
Self-starter
Excellent customer service skills
Interest in working with people
Cash-handling skills
Excellent Organization Skills with attention to detail
Enthusiastic and friendly with the ability to work well independently

Requirements:

Pursuing or recently completed a degree in business or retail management, nonprofit management or marketing.
Ability to work weekends
140 hours minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)
2.5 cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and Intern Application
to: Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org

Job # M082
Earthways Center Festival/Events and Marketing Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  EarthWays Center
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center (EWC) is offering one unpaid internship. As part of the Garden’s Sustainability division, EWC works to promote and advance sustainability initiatives in the St. Louis region and beyond. We promote sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. By educating people about our dependence on plants and the natural resources that support plant communities, we teach adults and youth to value and protect the things that sustain our families and communities. (www.mobot.org/sustainability)

EWC works closely with the building industry through partnerships with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC), MO / IL St. Louis Regional Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, and other professional groups. Our education programming spans a wide breadth, including adult classes, and youth programs delivered both in schools and universities and at the Garden. Topics addressed through EWC programs include energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, solid waste reduction and recycling, green building, water conservation, and air quality.

The EWC Events intern will support these efforts and learn more about this field of work by directly assisting in the planning, preparation, promotion and production of primarily the Green Homes Festival and secondarily pre-planning for the Green Ball. Below is a current description of the two events:

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (previously scheduled for Saturday, September 27)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
13th annual Green Homes Festival
Help your family live green – and live healthier! Celebrate sustainable living and explore ways to maintain a healthy you and a healthy planet. Bring your home improvement ideas and talk with over 75 green product and service exhibitors. Enjoy local foods, yoga demos and free photo booth, live music, solar car races, and shopping the Green Marketplace. Learn from expert presentations about the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our living Earth. More details at: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/things-to-do/events/signature-events/green-homes-great-health-festival.aspx.

Friday, date TBD early November, 2014
7 - 11 p.m.
5th annual Green Ball
This festive gala at the Moonrise Hotel is a celebration focused on what we all have in common: our planet. It is a party that supports the work of preserving resources and improving the built environment. Food and cocktails are locally sourced, and what remains when the party ends will be composted. Water will come from the tap rather than a bottle. Local talent will provide live music and roving entertainment. Style and fashion experts will choose best-dressed winners based on creative use of vintage clothes, plants, recyclable materials, and more. More details and photo slideshow at: www.mobot.org/greenball

Some specific responsibilities for this position will include:
• Assisting with recruitment of event donors (raffle, food + bev, monetary), vendors and other potential participants or talent via email, phone calls, and direct meetings
• Contributing to and maintaining database information
• Assisting with event planning, preparation and promotion through a variety of media
• Assisting with event on event date (see above) and the week before and after
• Supplying support and expertise to any and all event related actions required
• Coordination / display of raffle prizes, from registered donors

Preferred skills include:
• Familiarity with “green” terminology
• Comfortable on the phone, particularly with “cold-calls” to our list of potential or previous participants
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Creative problem solving and ability to voice an idea
• Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
• Strong initiative and follow-through; detail oriented
• Familiarity and comfort with (Microsoft Office word, excel spread sheets)
• Comfortable with social media updates (Pinterest, hashtags, Facebook, Twitter)
• Experience with web content management system’s a plus (updating text / images)
• Attention to detail for fact checking and proofreading
• Ability for moderate lifting and moderate to heavy walking (day of event only)

The intern will work primarily with EWC staff member, Joyce Gorrell, Sustainability Projects Coordinator. However, the intern will have the opportunity to interact and learn from with other EWC, Missouri Botanical Garden & USGBC staff as well.

The chosen candidate is expected to work 15 - 20 hours/week, although hours may increase as we get closer to the event date. These positions are voluntary and therefore unpaid. Candidates need to have completed at least one year of undergraduate work and have some interest and/or experience in the environmental field. Missouri Botanical Garden requires that candidates for any position involving work with children must complete a background verification check.

Internship Dates: The working period is approximately January to May, 2014. However, there is some flexibility in this timeframe to meet the needs of potential intern candidates.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and copy of their resume to the contact listed below.

Application deadline: January 15, 2014 or until position is filled

Event Intern Contact: Joyce Gorrell
EarthWays Center, Sustainability Projects Coordinator
joyce.gorrell@mobot.org
314-577-0220

Job # M084
EarthWays Center, Sustainability Education Intern (2)    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  EarthWays Center
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center (EWC) is offering two unpaid internships. As part of the Garden’s Sustainability division, EWC works to promote and advance sustainability initiatives in the St. Louis region and beyond by supporting efforts to improve the built environment and through environmental education.

EWC works closely with the building industry through partnership with the U.S Green Building Council’s Missouri Gateway Chapter and other professional groups. Our education programming spans a wide breadth, including adult classes, public tours of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and youth programs delivered both in schools and at the Garden. Topics addressed through EWC programs include energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, solid waste reduction and recycling, green building, water conservation, and air quality.

The EWC Sustainability Education intern will support these efforts and learn more about this field of work. Some responsibilities for this position will include:

• Sustainability education, including assisting with tours and other public education programs.
• Assisting with classroom education programs and preparation as needed
• Assisting with staffing EWC informational tables and booths at regional events.
• Assisting with preparation and presentation of teacher professional development workshops.
• Assisting with efforts related to the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium.
• Informal and some publication-ready writing including the Campus Sustainability Newsletters, web-site text, and volunteer newsletters.
• Assisting all EarthWays staff with projects as needed.

The Sustainability Education intern will work closely with EWC staff member, Kat Golden (Education and Volunteer Coordinator). The intern will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other EWC staff as well. As scheduling permits, the intern may attend and learn from Green Building and with other sustainability-related classes and events in which EWC staff is involved.

The chosen candidate is expected to work 15-20 hours/week. These positions are voluntary and therefore unpaid. Candidates need to have completed at least one year of undergraduate work in environmental or education related field, have some interest and/or experience in the environmental field; and experience working with children. Missouri Botanical Garden requires that candidates for any position involving work with children must complete a background verification check.

Internship Dates: The working period is approximately January to May, 2014. However, there is some flexibility in this timeframe to meet the needs of potential intern candidates.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and copy of their resume to the contact listed below.

Application deadline: January 15, or until position is filled

Sustainability Education Intern Contact: Katherine Golden
Education and Volunteer Coordinator, EarthWays Center
katherine.golden@mobot.org
314-577-0207

Job # M083
EarthWays Center/Sustainability Communications & Web Design Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  EarthWays Center
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center (EWC) is offering one unpaid Sustainability Communications & Web-Design internship. As part of the Garden’s Sustainability division, EWC works to promote sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. By educating people about our dependence on plants and the natural resources that support plant communities, we are teaching adults and youth to value and protect the things that sustain our families and communities, now and in the future.

EWC works closely with the building industry through partnership with the U.S Green Building Council’s Missouri Gateway Chapter, the MO / IL St. Louis Regional Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, and other professional groups. Our education programming spans a wide breadth, including adult classes, public tours focusing on sustainability at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and youth programs delivered both in schools and at the Garden. Topics addressed through EWC programs include energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, solid waste reduction and recycling, green building, water conservation, and air quality.

The EWC Sustainability Communication and Web-Design intern will support these efforts and learn more about this field of work. This internship will assist EWC staff in communication efforts including social media and maintenance and editing of the Sustainability web-pages on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s website.

Other responsibilities for this position may include:
• Assist with efforts of the EWC staff to maintain social media presence (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)
• Help manage and update Sustainability web-pages with relevant information, events, and special features
• Informal and/or publication-ready writing
• Assisting all EWC staff with projects as needed

The Sustainability Communication and Web Design intern will work closely with Joyce Gorrell, Sustainability Projects Coordinator, and Sustainability web section editor, as well as other EWC staff. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other EWC and Garden staff. As scheduling permits, the intern may attend and learn about green building and other sustainability-related classes and events in which EWC staff is involved.

The chosen intern is expected to work 15 - 20 hours/week. These positions are voluntary and therefore unpaid.

Candidates must have completed at least one year of undergraduate work in web or the communications field, possess strong written and oral communication skills, have some interest and/or experience in the environmental field; and some experience working in graphic or web design. Familiarity with DotNetNuke web content management system is beneficial but not required. Candidates who are independent, flexible and self-directed workers are preferred. Missouri Botanical Garden requires that candidates for any position involving work with children must complete a background verification check.

Internship dates: The working period is approximately January thru May. However, there is some flexibility in this timeframe to meet the needs of potential intern candidates.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and copy of their resume to the contact listed below.

Application deadline: January 15, or until position is filled

Sustainability Communication and Web-Design Intern Contact:
Joyce Gorrell
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
joyce.gorrell@mobot.org
314-577-0220

Job # K079
Education Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

Teach to a very diverse audience and see how a variety of concepts can be worked into a single lesson plan. Assist in adapting existing, and creating new, programming or short presentations to be used for general public visitors. Other responsibilities will include helping with classes and Outreach programs. Interns will have direct interaction with the public on a regular basis. Interns may be involved with the following areas of our education program:

Provide structured presentations to students and informal opportunities to guests to learn more about butterflies, invertebrates and their environments using live insects.

Help with outreach programs throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area for classes and groups.

Staff the instructional cart, a hands-on area, where guests can touch cocoons, insect molts, and many other items.

Help with the development of new program content

Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills
Enthusiastic demeanor
Self-starter
Interest in working with people
Coursework in communications, public relations and/or management

Requirements:
Ability to work some weekends
140 hours minimum commitment (or more to meet school requirements)
2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and  Intern Application 
to Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org

Job # K025
GIS Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Horticulture

This hands-on internship will provide the GIS Intern with practical experience using GIS on an enterprise level.  Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) has built an enterprise level GIS over the last 11 years, including feature datasets that represent the basemap, plants, utilities, donor items and irrigation. Work assignments may include GPS field data collection, data editing and enhancement, updating CAD As-Builts with GIS data, building ArcGIS Server web-mapping applications, as well as utilizing other software and extensions as appropriate.  MBG licenses various ESRI products including PLTS, ArcInfo, ArcPad, ArcGIS Server, Spatial Analyst, GPS Analyst, Network Analyst, 3D Analyst, and ArcScan. GPS equipment to be used by intern include a Trimble GeoXH GPS, TruPulse laser meter for GPS offset measurements, and a digital camera to associate photos with GPS features.

Qualifications:
Recent grads or students that are near completion of their B.A. or B.S.  Demonstrated experience or coursework in ArcGIS.  Knowledge/ability to create web-mapping applications using ArcGIS Server a plus.  Must have your own transportation.

Internship dates: (3 months)
Summer: mid May – mid August
Fall: mid-September – mid December
Spring: mid January – mid April

Hours: part time, hours negotiable, 10-20 hours/week

Compensation:
Unpaid. Includes free admission to the Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions.

Apply now by contacting Rebecca Sucher, Coordinator of Plant Records/Applications at rebecca.sucher@mobot.org by emailing a resume and cover letter.

Job # I078
Graphic Design Intern    
Classification:  Full time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Communications

Are you looking for real experience to help boost your resume and add recognizable pieces to your portfolio? Our graphic design internship is the perfect opportunity to learn what they didn't teach you in school!

Based on skill and aptitude, the design intern will participate in the complete creative cycle — design, proofing, production, quote printing, and office skills. Recent interns have designed ads, posters, invitations, an education course catalog, a billboard, and handled all the support pieces for the Japanese Festival (attendance of 35,000 people). The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily recognized by interviewers reviewing your resume and portfolio.

Qualifications:
Recent grads or students that are near completing their B.A. in Graphic Design.
Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, Mac OSX platform, scanning, and color correction. Must have own transportation.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: full time/37.5 hours per week

Compensation:
Unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to the
Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions.

Apply now by contacting Ellen Flesch, Senior Graphic Designer/Intern Coordinator at (314) 577-0851. Send resume and a pdf of 10 design samples.

Job # K067
Guest and Volunteer Services Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

The Guest and Volunteer Services internship will provide plenty of practical experience working in the tourist industry and managing a diverse group of volunteers. Interns will assist the Guest Services Coordinator with greeting and assisting guests, meeting group sales and education classes, maintenance of the facility, and answering questions from guests about all aspects of the Butterfly House. Interns will be actively involved in recruitment and training of new volunteers, volunteer scheduling, and supervision of our volunteers. Human resources issues will be covered as they relate to volunteers. ADA issues that relate to volunteers and customer needs will be addressed as well.

Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills
Enthusiastic demeanor
Self-starter
Interest in working with people
Coursework in communications, public relations and/or management

Requirements:
Ability to work some weekends
140 hours minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)
2.5 cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and  Intern Application 
to Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org

Job # K019
Horticulture Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

This internship is located at the Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri.

The internship provides practical, hands-on work experience in a unique garden setting. Interns will assist the Horticulture staff and volunteers in maintaining the tropical conservatory garden, native habitats, prairie garden, annual garden, and grounds. Duties include, but are not limited to, planting, pruning, watering, and pest management. Interns will have direct contact with visitors and be responsible for answering general questions about the Butterfly House including questions about the plant collection and general butterfly questions. Internship requires an interest in horticulture, coursework in botany or horticulture, working on or recently completed a degree in a biological field, and the ability to work under hot conditions.

Requirements:
140 hour minimum commitment; minimum of one four-hour shift per week, not to exceed 16 hours per week (will adjust to meet school requirements)
Related coursework or experience in a related field
2.5 Cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and  Intern Application 
to Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org

Job # K068
Insect Keeper Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

The Insect Keeper internship involves hands-on work with all non-venomous invertebrates and other animals at the Butterfly House. Interns will help maintain the collection and help process shipments. This will include feeding, tank cleaning and, when needed, tank set-up. Weekend and summer interns will be required to spend time in the classroom for hands-on demonstrations with education animals after completing animal handling training.

Interns will be responsible for following all USDA/APHIS requirements and animal record guidelines. Interns will have direct interaction with the public and should be capable of answering questions about the butterflies and animals at the Butterfly House. They must also be willing to help educate the public about animals and their interactions with the natural world.

Requirements:
140 hour minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)
Related coursework or experience in area
2.5 Cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and  Intern Application 
to Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org

Job # I079
Photography Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Communications

The Photography Intern at the Missouri Botanical Garden will function as a staff photographer. They will be sent on a wide variety of different types of photo assignments including events, grip-and-grins, landscape beauty shots, macros, and editorial images. They will also be trained to coordinate photo requests and archive/process digital files. Recent interns have had their photos published in the Garden’s Bulletin magazine, ads in a variety of newspapers and magazines, and on Garden posters, flyers, and other support pieces.

Qualifications:
Recent grads or students that are near completing their B.A. in Photography/Arts. Coursework completed in photography, specializing in digital cameras. Proficiency in Photoshop for Mac OSX Platform, scanning, and color correction. Video camera and basic editing skills a plus. Must have your own digital camera, cell phone, and transportation.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time, 20 hours per week

Compensation:
Unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to the
Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions

Apply now by contacting Ellen Flesch, Senior Graphic Designer/Intern Coordinator at ellen.flesch@mobot.org or (314) 577-0851. Send resume and a pdf of 10 photo samples.

Job # L099
School Programs Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Education

Are you an aspiring teacher interested in gaining some experience with informal education and life science? The School Programs team at the main garden is looking for an intern to assist with onsite field trip programs and offsite outreach programs during the school year. The intern will gain experience and assist with the following:

• Designing, preparing and presenting education programs to visiting groups of students and teachers,
• Conducting topical guided tours to visiting school groups,
• Travelling with staff members to local schools to assist with onsite outreach programs,
• Basic greenhouse maintenance, planting and propagation,
• Program evaluation and modification to fit the needs of various groups,
• Other projects as assigned.

The School Programs intern will have the opportunity to instruct students and to practice hands-on teaching, inquiry and onsite interpretation strategies. The intern will also have the opportunity to observe current teachers interacting with their students both onsite at the main garden and in their own classrooms during outreaches.

Qualifications:
Recent grads or students that are near completing degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or Middle School education preferred.
Internship dates: (3½ months)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: August 1)
Spring: February – mid-May (application deadline: January 1)

Hours:
Part Time, 10-20 hours per week, typically mornings (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) with occasional afternoons.

Compensation:
Unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to the Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions.

Apply now by emailing a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Boeyink, Jennifer.boeyink@mobot.org.

Job # M066
Seed Bank Intern (Gray Summit, MO)    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Horticulture

Seed Bank Intern
Classification: Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div: Horticulture

Missouri Botanical Garden is currently recruiting interested students to participate in a new seed conservation program.

Seed Banks are an increasingly important component of the international efforts to preserve plant biodiversity. By storing seeds we are able to preserve a large quantity of inter- and intra-specific genetic diversity within a relatively small space, for a relatively long span of time. In the future, if species are imperiled due to habitat loss or climate change, these stored genetic resources will be available for restoration and conservation purposes. In 2013 MBG launched a new Seed Bank. MBG’s germplasm conservation program has two simultaneous goals: (1) to place all wild-collected seed held by various divisions across the institution into long-term storage to preserve seed viability; (2) to collect and store seeds from multiple representative populations of the entire native Missouri flora, in order to protect these species from future habitat loss or climate change. There are opportunities for an interested student to participate in several different aspects of the seed bank.
Depending on the season, this position may include a mix of field work and lab work, including: collecting seeds from field sites; cleaning and processing seeds; accessioning new collections; preparing seeds for long-term storage; performing basic germination studies and assessing seed viability. Intern will assist in maintaining database records for all accessions.

This position is based at the MBG’s Shaw Nature Reserve, located in Gray Summit, MO.
Individuals should have their own transportation; however carpooling opportunities may be available on certain days.

Qualifications:
Students with demonstrated experience (course work and/or hands-on) in at least one of the following: plant biology; botany; horticulture; ecology; conservation.

Hours:
Candidates are expected to work 10 to 20 hours per week. The working period is approximately September 15 through December 15, 2013.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and copy of their resume to:

Ginger Allington
Seed Bank Manager
Ginger.allington@mobot.org

Job # I077
Social Media Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Communications

Are you looking for real experience to help boost your resume and add recognizable pieces to your portfolio while having a fun time attending some of the best events in Saint Louis? The Social Media internship at the Missouri Botanical Garden is perfect for a self-starting student or recent graduate from a Communications, Journalism, or Marketing program.

The Social Media intern will assist with developing and designing online content for the Garden and its affiliated campuses as well as assist in the production of social media content including video, photographs, podcasts, etc. Tasks will include creating online content before, during, and after special events, educational programs, and membership activities.

Candidates should have solid writing skills and practical experience with online media applications and tools including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by contacting John Dedeke, Web Content Editor, at john.dedeke@mobot.org or (314) 577-0856. Send resume, writing samples, and examples of web content and/or new media.

Compensation:
Unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to the Garden, its festivals and events, and its off-site family of attractions.

Job # K020
Special Events Intern    
Classification:  Part time, Intern (unpaid)
Dept/Div:  Butterfly House

This internship is specifically designed for those entering the events industry and NOT for candidates looking for marketing and public relations experience. Qualified candidates will possess a professional, service-oriented attitude, enthusiastically performing a wide variety of tasks, including: client interaction, development, project preparation and staffing of events during business hours and after-hours. A Special Events Intern is energetic, flexible, punctual, and dependable.

Primary Responsibilities: provide efficient special events support as a liaison between the Butterfly House and accounts/clients, help coordinate major in-house events and out-of-house events, and client correspondence. A special events intern must be able to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays including evenings (as late as 10 pm) as this is when most events occur.

Requirements:
140 hour minimum commitment; minimum of one four-hour shift per week, not to exceed 16 hours per week (will adjust to meet school requirements)
Related coursework or experience in a related field
2.5 Cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)
Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)
Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)
Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)
Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and  Intern Application 
to Jennifer Mullix; Jennifer.Mullix@mobot.org