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Longwood Gardens seeks a full-time Land Stewardship and Ecology Technician to join our Research and Conservation Division. The technician is an integral member of a team responsible for ecological management of 700+ acres of diverse habitats in a Pennsylvania Piedmont landscape. LongwoodâÂ?ÂTs Land Stewardship and Ecology program advances land stewardship and ecological science in a botanical garden setting with unique opportunities for public engagement. All members of the team perform daily stewardship activities in a variety of terrain and weather conditions including planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; weeding and maintenance of native planting beds; managing invasive species using manual, mechanical, and herbicide techniques; and trail maintenance.  Other responsibilities include:

�Identifying native and non-native plants in the field.
�Collecting and managing scientific data.
�Assisting with analysis and dissemination of information about research through scientific papers, popular articles, and presentations.
�Developing and coordinating of land stewardship projects.
�Training and mentoring volunteers and students in land stewardship techniques.
�Presenting to diverse audiences with varying levels of knowledge and experience.

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of natural land stewardship and a degree and/or significant work experience in Ecology, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have land stewardship and/or ecological science experience, basic equipment operation skills, and be well versed in plant identification. Self-motivation, proven communication skills, excellent management, organizational, and observation skills with strong attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of people are essential. The successful candidate must have a valid driverâÂ?ÂTs license and have or be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator license. Occasional weekend, evening and holiday work is required.

As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of excellence in horticulture, education, and the arts. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul.

Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Exceptions to the COVID vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons.

Longwood Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our institution and the world around us.

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