Curatorial Horticulturist

Location: Des Moines, IA
Deadline: October 31, 2016

Schedule: Full-time, regular schedule Monday through Friday, with holiday rotation and occasional nights and weekends, depending on institutional needs.
Revision Date: September 2016
Position Summary
The curatorial horticulturisthas responsibilities split between curation (60%) and routine garden management (40%). This position performs a critical function as the registrar of the collections, coordinating documentation from the point of acquisition through installation. Additionally, the position is responsible for evaluating accessions, documenting their health and status in the garden and their effectiveness towards fulfilling the scope of collections. The curatorial horticulturist will maintain a regular garden management routine assigned by the Director of Horticulture. As a horticulturist, the ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in public horticulture or land management.