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Conservatory Manager

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Job no: 500725
Department: Biological Sciences - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Teaching, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Botanical Conservatory Manager

Job Summary:

Botanical Conservatory Manager to manage the daily operations of The Conservatory and implement public programming and community outreach.  Instruct in the Department of Biological Sciences teaching six contact hours per academic year.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Duties include and are not limited to: Management of daily operations of The Conservatory, its grounds and maintenance contracts, development and implementation of public programming and community outreach centered on the Conservatory, maintenance of records, budget management, supervision of student workers, pest management, and classroom teaching in biology courses (field botany, horticulture, and/or environmental science).

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in horticulture, plant science, botany or related field, and 2 years of experience in greenhouse operations and management. Pest management applicator’s license or acquire a pest management applicator’s license within 6 months of employment. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience in the cultivation of tropical and other exotic plants; college teaching experience; experience with community education programs and special events.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter outlining relevant experience, a resume, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Department will use the names listed in the application to contact for references.  Inquires can be emailed to Brian Keane at

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

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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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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening will begin August 9, 2022 and will continue until position is filled

Benefits Eligible:



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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