Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas!  All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Current Openings (see summaries below, with links to full descriptions):

  • Trades Operations Manager (FT)
  • Security Guard (FT)
  • Conservation Botanist (FT)

Trades Operations Manager, Full Time

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a Trades Operations Manager that works in the operations department. The position assist in supervising, planning, and coordinating the various field construction, maintenance, repair or operational activities within an assigned operations department; conducts the more complex and technical activities and duties of the assigned operations; provides staff assistance to assigned supervisory staff, Assists in prioritizing work for contractors supervises, develops, and evaluates subordinate staff.  

The trades operations manager will be responsible for in supervising, planning, and coordinating the various field construction, maintenance, repair or operational activities within an assigned operations department; conducts the more complex and technical activities and duties of the assigned operations; provides staff assistance to assigned supervisory staff, assists in prioritizing work for contractors Supervises, develops, and evaluates subordinate staff.

Employee can expect to be required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Employee is required to undergo a physical exam to assess whether the person is able to perform the duties of the position with or without accommodations.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A HS Diploma/GED and five years of responsible experience in infrastructure construction, maintenance, repair, or operational activities related to assigned department.

Please see full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications: Trades Operations Manager

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Security Guards, Full and Part Time

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a security guard to assist us in maintaining a safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises.

The (Security Guard) will be responsible for maintaining daily security logs and preparing incident reports, provide information to customers and report safety concerns to management, welcomes and direct visitors around the garden, responds to emergencies as they arise, and maintain the safety and security of the facilities and the guest of the Garden.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School diploma/GED

Experience in responsible security or law enforcement

AED and CPR trained, First Aid training

This position work hours are scheduled Saturday through Friday, between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Holiday work is required.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee will be expected to perform manual labor tasks in extreme weather conditions.

Please see full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications: Security Guard

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Conservation Botanist, Full Time

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a Conservation Botanist to lead the institution’s Plant Conservation Program. The Conservation Botanist pursues original research in plant conservation, primarily in Texas. Areas of focus can include botanical and ecosystem exploration focusing on rare and endangered taxa, restoration ecology, ex situ cultivation, seed banking, conservation genomics, and/or comparable fields in plant conservation. The Conservation Botanist is expected to maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, grant-funded proposals in support of research, collections management and development, collaborations with colleagues, outreach activities, participation in professional meetings, and contributions to graduate programs associated with local universities with which BRIT partners. The position often works with state and federal conservation agencies.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Conservation Botanist is responsible for establishing and leading research projects focused on the conservation of the plants of Texas and adjacent areas; overseeing seed collecting projects and managing the BRIT conservation seed lab and collection; writing grant proposals and managing grant-supported projects as a principal investigator or as part of multi-investigator teams; disseminating the results of projects through peer-reviewed publications, professional meetings, project reports, and other venues; supervising grant-funded staff, volunteers, and students as needed; serving as BRIT’s conservation officer to the Center for Plant Conservation; organizing and facilitating the biennial Texas Plant Conservation Conference; and interfacing with other conservation organizations and agencies to strengthen a statewide conservation network.

A Ph.D. degree in conservation biology, botany, natural resources, restoration ecology, or related field is required along with ability and experience conducting and publishing original research, success with raising funds from grants or foundations, state and federal agencies, etc., demonstrated fieldwork competencies, and training and/or experience analyzing biological data.

Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications: Conservation Botanist

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter, Research Statement, and CV as a single pdf document to: brithr@brit.org. Application review will begin November 1st, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Earliest start date is January 2021. Actual start date is negotiable. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.