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Conservatory Student Associate

Apply now Job no: 501612
Department: Biological Sciences - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Skilled Trades, Custodial, Building Support, Grounds, Other

Job Title: Conservatory Student Associate

$11.45 - $12.45 / hr

Hours per Week:


Duration of Appointment:

One Year

Job Summary:

This position supports the Applied Biology department by cultivating plants that may be used for research and to support the department's laboratory needs.

Essential Duties:

- Assists in training and monitoring conservatory student assistants.
- Works independently with limited direct oversight.
- Repots and transplants plants.
- Identifies, treats, and documents pest problems as appropriate.
- Fertilizes plants and documents fertilization schedule.
- Prunes and shapes plants as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

1 year of experience in cultivating plants in greenhouse setting or outdoor garden.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Some experience in pest identification and treatment protocols.
- Familiar with plant fertilization methods.
- Knowledge of plant cultivation techniques and gardening techniques.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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