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    Cheryl BirkerCPC Conservation Officer


    1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-3157 · Phone 909-625-8767 · Fax 909-626-7670 http://www.calbg.org


    TITLE:                        Seed LA Coordinator

    DEPARTMENT:         Conservation

    STATUS:                   Either Part-Time or Full-Time Hourly Available

    REPORTS TO:          Director of Conservation Programs and Seed Conservation Program Manager


    Position Overview:

    Seed LA is a collaborative network of organizations with a mission to increase the availability of locally adapted seeds to conserve and enhance the ecological diversity of the greater Los Angeles area. This locally sourced seed, which will be used to grow native plants for large, public urban greening efforts adjacent to the Los Angeles River and throughout the region, will help ensure sustainable, well-adapted public landscapes that support healthy habitats and communities into the future. The Seed LA Coordinator will work closely with the partnering institutions (California Botanic Garden, City Plants, Grown in LA, LA Conservation Corps, North East Trees, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, TreePeople) to lead the effort in making high quality seed collections for the collaborative and to assist in the advancement of our mission and goals. Seed LA recently entered into a partnership with California State Parks and The Nature Conservancy to provide locally sourced seeds and plants for The Bowtie Demonstration Project, in which an undeveloped historical railyard along the Los Angeles River will be transformed into a public green space focused on nature conservation and education. The Seed LA Coordinator will assist with the coordination and execution of Seed LA’s contributions to this project. If full-time employment is preferred, the Seed LA Coordinator will also assist with other seed-related projects for the California Botanic Garden.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the coordination and execution of Seed LA’s contributions to The Bowtie Demonstration Project: make seed collections, communicate with project partners, assist with public workshops, and oversee project deliverables.
    • Assist in leading monthly Seed LA meetings, as well as subcommittee meetings as needed.
    • Assist with training and supervision of seed collection crew members and volunteers. Seeds will be collected using specific protocols developed by Seed LA.
    • Assist with cleaning, processing, storage and curation of the Seed LA collection.
    • Assist with permit applications and reporting.
    • Represent Seed LA at local meetings.
    • Maintain content for the Seed LA website.
    • Identify and apply for additional funding opportunities.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • One or more years of professional experience in a related field (conservation, botanical field work, etc.) desired.
    • Ability to follow instructions, work successfully with others, and work independently with minimal supervision is critical.
    • Strong writing and verbal skills, the ability to type, and computer skills (word processing, databases, and simple graphics) are essential.
    • Ability to use GPS equipment and read/navigate topographic maps.
    • A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired.
    • Valid driver’s license.


    Physical demands 

    • Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions is required.
    • Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to carry field equipment and supplies and hike over steep, rugged terrain. Work may include bending and squatting on uneven terrain for extended periods of time.


    Salary Range

    $18.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on qualifications


    Application Deadline

    March 10th 2023


    Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to:

    California Botanic Garden

    Attention:  Cheryl Birker 


    1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 

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