Job Announcement - Horticulturist

Kevin Coffee kpc at
Tue Sep 15 23:46:40 EDT 1998

Job Announcement - Horticulturist

The Chicago Academy of Sciences is seeking a staff horticulturist to be
responsible for plants in its Butterfly Haven greenhouse - live display of
lepidoptera indigenous to midwestern North America. 

This position reports to the Curator of Biology. Responsibilities include
(but are not limited to) procurement of plant materials and plantings in
the Butterfly Haven greenhouse space; diagnosis, prescription, and
remedial treatment of plants; preparation of proper soil media;
maintenance of planting beds; application of treatments and preventive
measure that deal with plant problems in a manner compatible with displays
of live insects.

A BS/MS in botany, plant biology, ecology, or a related field is required
as are superior communications skills, a strong interest in informal
science education, and the ability to collaborate with non-specialists.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and c/v by September 30 to:

Director of Exhibitions
Chicago Academy of Sciences
2060 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

No phone calls or email, please.
The Chicago Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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