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Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is seeking an Orchid Collection intern. This hands-on internship provides an opportunity to work alongside the orchid curator to learn the fundamentals of orchid care, collection management, and curation in an institutional context. The objective is to provide the intern with the fundamental practical knowledge needed to pursue a career working with orchids; the intern will assist the orchid curator in the day-to-day care of the Orchid Collection, with some additional conservatory horticultural work assignments. Additionally, the orchid intern will join the other horticulture interns for field trips and classes in the Horticulture Certificate Program (https://www.bbg.org/learn/certificate) at no cost to the intern. The internship program is open to both traditional and nontraditional applicants, including those making a career change into the field of horticulture.
The internship will run from March 23 to December 4, 2020, Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week. The compensation rate is $15 per hour.
All application materials must be received by January 31, 2020, at 4 p.m. The selection committee will not be able to consider your application if submitted after this date.
Applicants must apply through the following link with Jobvite: https://jobs.jobvite.com/bbg/job/omfObfwk
Responsibilities:• Repotting and mounting orchids• Watering, fertilizing, preparing mixes, other cultural media and general plant maintenance• Pest identification and management• Power-washing and routine greenhouse maintenance• Virus assay testing• Photo documentation of the collection• Assisting with inventory, plant records, and labeling• Plant identification and verification• Display and presentation
Qualifications:• At least six months’ experience working with and growing orchids (paid or unpaid)• Able to work with hand tools• Able to kneel, bend, stoop, grab, reach, and occasionally carry loads up to 35 pounds• Able to work in wet and dirty conditions• Detail oriented• Computer proficiency, including work with FileMaker Pro (or other databases), desirable• Comfortable being in the water and wearing chest waders
February Member's Meeting
Tuesday February 11th - @ MRT - 332 Hance Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ NJ 07724Doors open 6:30, 7pm new growers group, Program begins at 7:30pm
Steve Arthur - Steve Arthur Orchids (Selling plants? Yes}
Topic: “Collecting in Central and South America”
Steve Arthur is the owner of Steve Arthur Orchids located in Graniteville, South Carolina, where orchids are grown in a 10,000 sq. ft. heated grow area. He has been growing orchids since 1970 and is an AOS accredited judge. His nursery grows a mixed collection of orchids, including many genera. It produces plants for other commercial orchid nurseries, and also pro-vides seed flaking and tissue culture. Steve leads groups to Central and South America to see orchids in the wild and to collect orchids in areas slated for destruction. Previously, Steve worked in research at the Medical College of Georgia and the VA Medical Center in Augusta