Summer Field Assistant Position - Botanist

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Summer Field assistant position

Flora of Castle and Castle Wildland Provincial Parks

  • The University of Lethbridge Herbarium is involved in a project developed to provide detailed information about the flora of Castle and Castle Wildland Provincial Parks.  
  • The region is of considerable biological interest because it is home to a large number of plant species found only in this region of Alberta, and the overall level of plant diversity in the region is high.  It is also part of an important wildlife corridor situated along the Rocky mountains, stretching from “Yellowstone to Yukon”.  

The herbarium is looking to hire 2-3 summer students to collect, press, dry and identify plants from throughout the park region.  To accomplish these tasks the applicants will need to have:

  •    A love of the outdoors and hiking
  •   Good plant identification skills
  •   Excellent organizational and teamwork skills
  •   A willingness to put in long days during field work, including overnight stays at the Westcastle Field Station.
  •   A driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Applicants must be current full-time students who are returning to school in the fall of 2019.

If you are interested in applying for the position(s), please contact:

  •             Dr. John Bain, Director
  •             University of Lethbridge Herbarium
  •             403-380-1827


John Bain | | 403-380-1827