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UGA Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden Student Curator

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This a wonderful part-time opportunity for a Horticulture/Plant Sciences student to curate a UGA garden: the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden–the only on-campus garden of its kind at a college/university in the United States.  The ideal candidate will be able to work the entire academic year (2021-22) and summer (if available).  We are looking for a candidates who have general to advanced experience doing basic garden maintenance work, including spring propagation in our on-site greenhouse, planting plants in the spring and general upkeep of this 1-acre space. The individual is not expected to have significant knowledge or experience working with Latin American plants.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student looking to increase their knowledge of annual and perennial plants from Latin America grown in the SE US.

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Job Duties

The candidate will serve as curator of the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden, working 10-15 hrs/week and under the supervision of LACSI associate director, Paul Duncan.  The duties include all anticipated maintenance work (eg. watering, weeding, mulching, planting and managing plant material in greenhouse during the winter).  The student can also serve as supervisor of student volunteers when they become available.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of plant sciences/horticulture/agriculture/gardening.  There are the usual anticipated physical demands associated with working in an outdoor garden: weeding, mulching, planting, etc.