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Education Center Curator

UNC Department of Public Safety Chapel Hill, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
# Position Summary Information

## Department Description

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which furthers the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service through its mission: "To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature." The North Carolina Botanical Garden has been a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 50 years.

## Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

## Position Description

The Education Center Curator will join a thoughtful team that is passionate about native plants of the southeastern U.S. and dedicated to sustainability. They will develop and oversee garden maintenance, plant health and upkeep of hardscape elements in some of the Garden's most prominent landscapes around our main entry and platinum LEED certified Allen Education Center. These dynamic landscapes include bioretention areas and a rare plant display garden and feature a rich combination of perennial and woody plants. The Education Center Curator will also oversee plant labeling and help develop interpretation for these areas as well as play an active role in the Garden's educational outreach by giving talks and tours, teaching classes, and writing articles.

Duties and Responsibilities:


* Develop and implement an annual maintenance plan for established gardens and hardscape elements such as arbors, benches, fences and paths


* Oversee garden renovations as well as design and installation of new plantings


* Label plants, interpret collections, and participate in educational activities in the form of talks, tours, classes, articles, and interviews


* Supervise volunteers, work-study students and interns

## Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

## Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities



* Bachelor's degree in horticulture or closely related field and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.


* Proficiency in landscape construction and year-round general garden maintenance


* Familiarity with the flora of the southeastern U.S. and its use in a landscape setting


* Ability to work out-of-doors and endure exposure to summer sun, heat and humidity and natural hazards (mosquitos, ticks, fire ants, venomous snakes, poison ivy) on a routine basis


* Ability to safely lift or move up to 50 pounds


* Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

## Preferred Qualifications



* Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle and operate heavy equipment (mini skid-steer, tractor) is preferred


* Current (or willingness to obtain and hold) North Carolina Pesticide Applicators License is preferred


* Proficiency with landscape design and the use of AutoCAD and/or SketchUp is preferred

## Special Physical and Mental Requirements



* Ability to safely lift or move up to 50 pounds

# Contact Information

## Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.



*Position Type:* Permanent Staff (SHRA)


*Is this an internal only recruitment?:* No


*Position Title:* Curatorial Specialist - Contributing


*Working Title:* Education Center Curator


*Position Number:* 00035695


*Vacancy ID:* P010347


*Budgeted Hiring Range:* $38,621-$42,912


*Pay Band Information:* To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.


*Salary Grade Equivalent:* GN10


*Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:* Full-Time Permanent


*Hours per week:* 40


*Work Schedule:* Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5pm


*Department Name and Number:* NC Botanical Garden-525000


*Date First Posted:* 06/27/2019


*Closing Date:* 07/18/2019


*Position Location:* Chapel Hill, NC


*Position Posting Category:* Other


*Position/Schedule Requirements:* Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally


*Stimulus/ARRA Funded:* No


*Quick Link:* http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/165142

UNC Department of Public Safety

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Chapel Hill, NC
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