Jobs & Internships

Most opportunities for employment at the Garden are posted on the University of North Carolina's Human Resources website and application must be done through the Careers at Carolina website. Student internships are also available from time to time, and work-study positions are available through the University of North Carolina office that coordinates the federal work-study program.

Conservation Grower

The Conservation Grower will work as part of the Conservation team to implement a native plant materials development program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The purpose of this program is to provide both whole plant and bulk seed resources for use in the restoration of native plant communities at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and throughout the southeastern United States. The primary duties of the Conservation Grower include propagation of native plants, maintenance of nursery space and seed facilities, creation and upkeep of seed increase plots, collection and processing of seeds, and assisting with curation of a seedbank. The Conservation Grower will be responsible for working with volunteers, keeping detailed records and documentation of best practices and representing the North Carolina Botanical Garden in outreach and education.

Closing Date: April 1, 2019

Qualifications: 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.

Terms: This is a full-time, time-limited position.

To Apply: Please visit the UNC Chapel Hill Human Resources website, https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/158156.


Plant Conservation Interns

The Plant Conservation Intern(s) (PCI) will work to further the efforts of the Conservation Department at the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG), specifically supporting the native plant materials development program. The purpose of this program is to provide both whole plant and bulk seed resources for use in the restoration of native plant communities at NCBG and throughout the southeastern United States. The internship is ideal for those seeking hands-on experience or careers in plant conservation, restoration ecology, and land management. The PCI will gain experience in plant identification, seed collection, GPS and GIS, professional networking, and plant propagation. Working as part of the conservation team under the guidance of the Conservation Ecologist and the Conservation Grower, the PCI will collect seed of wild and cultivated native plant species, voucher specimens, and site-specific data for all collections. Additionally, the PCI will clean and process seeds for storage, identify plants to species level, identify target populations for collection, maintain detailed records and file reports. Finally, the PCI will assist with the propagation and maintenance of containerized native plants and seed increase beds.

Closing Date: April 8, 2019

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, or related field, knowledge of the southeastern flora and/or experience with dichotomous keys for plant identification, experience working outdoors in stressful conditions, a valid driver's license, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds, high level of organizational skill, ability to self-motivate and work independently.

Terms: This is a full-time, 6-month position.

To Apply: Please visit the UNC Chapel Hill Human Resources website, https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/158816.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Updated on March 23, 2017 at 01:17:16 pm.