Horticulture (Greenhouse) Aide – Rocky Mountain National Park: Colorado

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Estes Park, COLORADO
Deadline: 02 Jan 2023

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Estes Park, CO
Job Category
$350 weekly stipend (housing provided)
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Position Summary: Rocky Mountain National Park is recruiting for 1 Greenhouse Aide AmeriCorps member (age 18 to 30) to perform as a horticulture aide for the National Park Service. The position is based at the park’s greenhouse facility near the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Estes Park, CO from March to June 2023 with a possible extension to August/September. The aide will support the park’s Native Vegetation Restoration Plan by growing and maintaining native plant material to be used for 2023 & 2024 ecological restoration projects. The greenhouse facility typically produces 30,000 – 65,000 plants each spring. An outdoor nursery facility surrounds the greenhouse and has the capacity for over 100,000 plants. Duties: The AmeriCorps member will guide groups of volunteers and must be able to work independently, often performing repetitive tasks. Under the supervision of the greenhouse manager or other park staff, the AmeriCorps member will germinate, propagate, transplant, and care for native plants. Other duties will include plant identification, seed cleaning and scarification, greenhouse maintenance, troubleshooting irrigation systems, fertilization, weeding, pest management, record keeping, and volunteer communications and organizing. The aide will maintain plant material both inside the greenhouse and outside in the nursery.
Individuals with excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and attention to detail are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for ecological restoration and the ability to research propagation techniques and follow detailed instructions are requirements of the position. Working with and supporting volunteers of various backgrounds and levels of experience in a friendly and professional manner is an essential skill set for this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel is a requirement. If interested, please email cover letter and 1- to 2-page resume to Kevin Gaalaas, Greenhouse Manager. Kevin_Gaalaas@nps.gov The ideal candidate will have prior greenhouse or horticulture experience or education, but this is not a requirement.
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Kevin Gaalaas
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