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Native Plant Nursery Member – Grand Canyon National Park with American Conservation Experience in Grand Canyon, AZ

Type of position Internship
Employer American Conservation Experience
Location Grand Canyon, AZ
Description of Location Grand Canyon National Park
Salary 675/month
Benefits Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $675/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided park housing at no cost for the duration of the term.

Travel Allowance: Members will receive $350 for project related travel. Members will also have $400 per diem towards lodging, meals, and incidentals costs incurred while doing work related travel. Further details regarding distribution of these funds will be provided during the interview process.

Gear Allowance: ACE members will have up to $300 to spend on eligible gear purchases. Eligible gear for this position will be discussed upon hire and must be approved by ACE staff prior to purchase.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements.

Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.

Closing date of competition Until Filled
Date position available 7/19/2023
Description of duties

For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/998922.html“>https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/998922.html


Start Date: September 4, 2023 

Estimated End Date: February 15, 2024

*a 24-week minimum commitment is required *


Position Overview: The ACE Member will perform a variety of duties to manage the native plant greenhouse and nursery in Grand Canyon National Park in support of habitat restoration and revegetation projects.  

Greenhouse management duties may include:

  • Growing native plants as well as seed and cutting propagation
  • Monitoring greenhouse climate control systems, indoor and outdoor irrigation systems, and propagation chambers
  • Managing greenhouse plants, shade-house plants, outdoor container plants, nursery landscaping and seed increase fields
  • Coordinating seed treatment and stratification schedules, seed cleaning, germination testing and seed storage 
  • Implementing integrated pest management techniques as needed by applying proper pesticides or fungicides 
  • Scheduling and planning for nursery staffing including soliciting volunteers for projects and facilitating training/ orientations for field data collection procedures
Qualifications sought




  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as Plant Biology/ Natural Resource Management.
  • Knowledge of Plant Management and Care.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct training and engage with the public.
  • Deep interest in plant propagation and ecological restoration.
Contact for additional information Emanuel Aragon Cruz, Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/998922.html

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