Nursery Manager position is open!

native-plant-nurseriesTheGolden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner of theGolden GateNational Parks—84,000 acres of national parkland throughout the BayArea, including MuirWoods, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, and Alcatraz. The Parks Conservancy is a membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Park projects and programs include theCrissy Field Center, which promotes leadership and environmental justice training for youth; theNative Plant Nurseries, which grow over 150,000 plants annually to restore habitats; the Trails Forever initiative, which is at work building and rehabilitatingmiles of trails throughout the Parks; and volunteer programs that inspire 35,000 people annually to take action in support of the Parks.

The Presidio Nursery is one of six nurseries that support the mission of the Golden Gate National Parks, and is operated by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the Presidio Trust. The nurseries provide native plants for Park restoration efforts, serve as a community & educational resource, and inspire community land stewardship. Located in the Fort Scott area of the Presidio in San Francisco, the Presidio Nursery offers modern horticultural facilities, the opportunity to participate in cutting edge ecological restoration projects, and serves as a hub of vibrant community and education programs.

Position Overview 

The Nursery Manager is responsible for meeting annual propagation goals of up to 85,000 plants for projects throughout the Presidio. The Nursery Manager oversees all facets of operating and maintaining the Presidio Nursery while managing staff, interns, and volunteers in these efforts. This includes oversight of propagule collection, production, plant care, record keeping/administration, routine maintenance and improvement of the Nursery facilities, and special projects.

An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be an effective communicator, and be invested in working in a cooperative environment with multiple partners. An ideal candidate will also be familiar with native plants of the Bay Area, have previous experience propagating California natives from seeds, cuttings, divisions, bulbs, and spores and be enthusiastic and adept at teaching these concepts and techniques to others.

Apply by e-mail: Please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your achievement of the requirements by February 4, 2015 to: Alisa Shor, Director of Park Nurseries, ashor@parksconservancy.org

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