Careers in the Plant Sciences

Director of Greenhouses and Botanical Garden

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Madison, WI, United States

Position Title: Director of Greenhouses and Botanical Garden
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Monday, May 08, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, June 05, 2017
Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department/Division: Department of Botany
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Madison, WI, United States
General Information: An applicant may be hired into the Assistant Faculty Associate, Associate Faculty Associate, or Faculty Associate title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.
Qualifications/Requirements: DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Master's degree in Botany, Horticulture, or related plant science discipline.

A year or more of relevant experience such as greenhouse/garden management or facilities management.

Additional competitive skills include:
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Strong organizational skills
* Personnel and/or budget management experience
* Ability to receive Driver's Authorization from UW Risk Management
Responsibilities: The main objective of the Greenhouses and Botanical Garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Botany is to support the instructional and research activities of the Department's faculty, academic staff, employees-in-training, and graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to meeting these essential teaching and research interests of the Department, the facilities are also utilized for outreach and public relations. The facilities include Greenhouses (~750 square meters housing approximately 1000 plant species) and the Botanical Garden (~6100 square meters with over 600 plant species). The Director of the Greenhouses and Botanical Garden is responsible for the overall management of these facilities, including supervision of staff, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure, and management of botanical specimens.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process on the website:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
Compensation Range: Negotiable, (12 months)
Contact Name: Julie Olson Paul,