The Institute for Applied Science
Our Southwest office is hiring a conservation technician to support two regional projects: the River for Monarchs and the Southwest Seed Partnership (SWSP). The River for Monarchs project aims to restore 16 connected habitat sites along the Rio Grande river corridor, an important migration and breeding corridor for monarchs. A native seed collection and nursery production effort will provide the majority of plant materials which will go into the restoration sites. The conservation technician will lead the seed collection effort for this project, and contribute to vegetation monitoring under supervision of an IAE Ecologist. The conservation technician will also perform a variety of plant materials tasks in support of the Southwest Seed Partnership. The technician will coordinate with the SWSP team to complete 1 seed cleaning needs, build seed accessions, fulfill seed requests, and manage seed data. The main responsibility in the off-season will be native seed cleaning and processing. The technician will be based out of Santa Fe, NM, and travel to field sites will be provided. Fieldwork will involve travel to distant field sites and likely overnight car camping. The work schedule will typically be 8 hour days, M-F but work during non-traditional hours and on weekends may occasionally be required.