FIELD POSITION: Botany Technician, NPS

The Southwest Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE SW) ( will be hiring a botany technician to lead and be a part of a two-person native seed collection crew. The seed crew will conduct fieldwork on National Park Service (NPS) properties in New Mexico, Arizona, and southern Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity to apply leadership skills and network with partners and other seed collectors while helping to further the Southwest Seed Partnership’s mission of improving the supply of native seed for restoration projects in the Southwest.

The botany technician will work closely with IAE staff and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) botanists and will also coordinate with staff from the NPS Intermountain Region and USDA Forest Service Region 3 to collect seed from native plants for production and restoration efforts in the Southwest. This position will be based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of the work will occur at NPS properties in the region. This position will be for 14 weeks with the possibility of extension depending on funding, weather, and plant phenology. The work week will be four 10- hour days, Monday through Thursday. Mondays will include office work (i.e., data entry, site planning) and the rest of the week will be spent in the field. The crew will meet at the IAE SW office and travel to field sites together in an IAE SW vehicle.