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Conservatory Student Assistant - Hamilton

Apply now Job no: 501617
Department: Biological Sciences - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Skilled Trades, Custodial, Building Support, Grounds, Other

Job Title:

Conservatory Student Assistant - Hamilton


$11.30 - $12.30 / hr

Hours per week:


Duration of Appointment:

Academic Year

Job Summary:

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

Essential Duties:

- Care for The Conservatory indoor and outdoor plant collections and the facility housing those collections.
- Assist in greenhouse operations including watering, sweeping, general sanitation, weeding, and outdoor garden maintenance including mulching, weeding, mulching, raking leaves, and watering.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Have an interest in plants.
- Ability to listen and follow directions.
- Ability to consistently arrive on time.
- Must have a willingness to learn.
- Must be able to work under a variety of environmental conditions, including very warm and humid temperatures, inside and outside The Conservatory.
- Need to be able to perform physical tasks, including, but not limited to, lifting and dragging objects over 30 lbs., walking and standing, bending, and crouching for extended periods.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Prefer some experience working with plants.
- Prefer some previous knowledge of horticulture or biology.
- Experience using garden tools.

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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