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    Patrick GriffithCPC Conservation Officer

    Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) seeks to hire a Palm Biologist!

    Our needs. We need a botanist to lead our efforts to study and conserve palms. The ideal
    candidate is someone able to develop the palm collection through exploratory fieldwork, and
    interested in leading, advancing, facilitating and supporting collections-based research.
    The work. Primary duties, in order, include (1) planning and performing global fieldwork to
    further develop the living palm collections; (2) developing and completing research projects
    using the living plant collection, its data and its records; and (3) connecting the living palm
    collections to research users and facilitating their research. This position reports to the
    Collections Manager.

    About Montgomery. MBC is an award-winning botanic garden, with a mission to advance
    research, education and conservation, through living plant collections, in a landscape of
    exemplary design. Entrusted with stewarding a National Cycad Collection and a National Palm
    Collection, Montgomery is a recognized Horticultural Landmark. As a leader in international
    conservation, Montgomery hosts the Global Program Office for the IUCN Species Survival
    Commission Cycad Specialist Group, and has an advanced conservation accreditation from
    Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

    Who we seek. A dedicated “plant person” with the following qualifications: An advanced
    degree in botany, horticulture, or a related field; a collaborative, team-oriented approach to
    tasks; and a demonstrated ability to follow through and complete goals.

    The opportunity. Great Plants and Great People. Montgomery cherishes its cohesive and
    diverse team of experts, who work together to advance the mission, and who value respect,
    good work, efficiency, and tangible outcomes. Montgomery’s staff enjoy autonomy and
    flexibility, clear priorities and goals, and a beautiful workplace. Professional development
    opportunities are provided. Stated simply – this is a great team and a great place to work!

    To apply: please email a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and three references to:

    Dr. M. Patrick Griffith
    Executive Director

    Montgomery will review applications starting on December 1, 2023.



    Employment Opportunity: Palm Biologist – Montgomery Botanical Center


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