Careers at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017.
Position starting date flexible, but as early as February 1, 2017.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens invites applications for a full-time position of Research Botanist. The primary function of the job will be to conduct an integrated research program on a vascular plant family rich in epiphytic species in the New World tropics. The researcher will utilize modern and traditional methods such as comparative morphology, molecular systematics, floristics, and informatics, with the ultimate goal of understanding, and conserving plants and their natural habitats. Geographical areas of particular interest are the Caribbean, Central America, and the Andes.
A Ph.D. in plant systematics or closely related field is required for this position, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. A history of raising funds from foundations, government agencies, or other grantors is desirable. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, grant-funded proposals in support of research, development and curation of the Gardens living and preserved collections, contributions to the Gardens outreach activities, and dissemination of research at professional meetings. They must also serve in an editorial capacity for the Gardens scientific publication, Selbyana, assist in the organization of symposia and other meetings, and participate in intern- and university-level student education. Good public speaking ability is desirable. The successful candidate will interact with Selby Gardens administration, staff, donors, volunteers, and members to assist in raising funds and promoting the work of botanical science.
To apply, please collate the following into a single PDF file and send to email@example.com.
– 1-page cover letter
– Curriculum vita
– Names and addresses of three references
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens seeks an experienced horticulturist to manage assigned garden spaces. The duties involve weeding, watering, grooming, dead-heading, fertilizing, planting, debris removal, pruning and mulching.
Candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
-Plant record keeping
-Use of proper landscaping equipment
-Landscape project management
-Be detail oriented
Associate degree or certificate in horticulture and two years significant experience in the management of tropical landscape plants is preferred.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Drug Free Workplace EOE)
SENIOR EVENTS MANAGER
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens seeks an experienced Senior Events Manager to organize, coordinate and manage all philanthropic and community events. Duties include but are not limited to, planning and organizing events, manage staff, room layouts, oversees food and beverage, event administration. Candidate must possess:
-Excellent communication and organizational skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Tremendous customer service advocate
-Proficient in Microsoft and Web communications; familiar with other software.
Prefer Bachelor’s degree and 4-5 year’s benefits experience or a combination of education and experience. Salary is commensurate with experience + benefits. Please submit resume to
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE/EOE
MANAGER OF SCHOOL & FAMILY PROGRAMS
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens seeks an experienced educator to design and organize educational programs. Coordinate and manage guided and Self-guided School tours, Little Sprouts’ Club for preschoolers and families and Selby Camp Lookout Summer Enrichment Program. Candidate must possess:
– Excellent communication and organizational skills
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Multi-tasking abilities
– High values and patience
– Familiar with Microsoft and other software and proficiency in Web communications
Bachelor’s degree in education or biology. Minimum of two years of classroom, museum, botanical garden or arboretum in an educational capacity. Salary is commensurate with experience + benefits. Please submit resume to: email@example.com
PART-TIME FACILITIES HOUSEKEEPER
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens seeks a P.T. (up to 24 hours/week) Housekeeper to perform physical tasks that improve the appearance and safety of the Gardens. Tasks include, but are not limited to, all general cleaning procedures i.e. vacuuming, restroom cleaning, stocking bathrooms, inspecting the Gardens facilities and ensure that all patrons have exited the Gardens at day’s end. Must be able to work rotating weekends. The successful candidate will be a team player and physically fit. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NO PHONE CALLS – Drug Free Workplace, EOE