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Plant Nursery Manager Fellow

Plant Nursery Manager Fellow

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park, is seeking One Member(s) to serve as a Greenhouse/ Nursery Manager Fellow and assist NPS Staff with natural resource monitoring projects.

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Start Date: November 1, 2021

End Date: May 2, 2022

*a 26-week minimum commitment is required *

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. For more information about the park, please visit

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $870.40/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.

Position Description:

The ACE EPIC Greenhouse/Nursery Manager Member- Fellow 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.

The Member-Fellow coordinates the growing of native plants as well as seed and cutting propagation. Monitor greenhouse climate control systems, indoor and outdoor irrigation systems, and propagation chambers. Manage greenhouse plants, shade-house plants, outdoor container plants, nursery landscaping and seed increase fields. Coordinate seed treatment and stratification schedules, seed cleaning, germination testing and seed storage. Implement integrated pest management techniques as needed by applying proper pesticides or fungicides.

The Member-Fellow schedules and plans for nursery staffing including soliciting volunteers for projects and facilitating training/ orientations for field data collection procedures.

The Member-Fellow schedules, coordinates and carries out a wide variety of field activities in support the enhancement of native plant populations. Field activities include salvaging native plants, seed collection and cutting collection.

The Member-Fellow uses complex inventory databases while developing and ensuring quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) procedures are followed during data management processes. Oversees data entry by interns and volunteers, completes data analysis and summaries, and coordinates data management activities with the data manager and vegetation program manager.

The Member-Fellow assists in preparing field trip summary reports, and contributes to annual project reports. Prepares and presents data summaries and results at meetings and conferences with stakeholders, the public, tribes, and other resources professionals. This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.



  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • 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.

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: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Western Programs Manager, Deanna Stark at

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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