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Minnetrista-Natural Areas Management Intern-Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:30am

Natural Areas Management Intern


Cultural Center
1200 N Minnetrista Parkway
Muncie , IN 47303

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Job Description 

Provide support to the Horticulture Department, while gaining knowledge of vegetation management and how it relates to natural resource management. A large portion of this internship is focused around invasive plant control. You will be provided training in management techniques, equipment, chemicals, and plant identification all in the rich environment of a museum and public garden. There are roughly thirteen acres of Natural areas at Minnetrista all requiring unique management strategies.
You will work directly with the Minnetrista’s gardeners to gain hands-on experience maintaining Minnetrista’s natural areas. This will include but not be limited to chemical applications, manual removal of invasive plants, native plant installation and various other natural areas related maintenance tasks. In addition, you will also be assigned an independent project that will be completed during your internship. The project will be determined based on your interests and our needs. You will take part in Plant of the Week, a weekly walk where all participants share information about a plant that was researched.

Duties & Responsibilities 

- Complete an independent project
- Learn and implement vegetation management techniques.
- Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
- Expand plant knowledge
- Give a presentation
- Other duties may be assigned

Education and Experience 

The requirements of the job include the ability to work outside in varying weather conditions, and to work independently. An interest in the natural environment is a must. Must have had course work in natural resource management and plant identification is beneficial. You must have an interest in having training on safe chemical usage. Must be reliable and work well with both staff and volunteers.

Application Instructions 

Send resume, cover letter and internship application to Mary Zwickl,
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Mary Zwickl