Natural Areas Biologist Position

Good Afternoon,

Holden Forests & Gardens is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest and most important cultural and environmental institutions. We are seeking a Natural Areas Biologist to join our team.

The Natural Areas Biologist will assist in the management of natural areas at the Holden Arboretum which include forested and old field systems. This position will be expected to advance best practice approaches to control invasive plants and will help to develop a volunteer education program in invasive plant control and management. This position will have primary responsibility for implementing a plan for use of volunteer and citizen scientists to help manage invasive plants in natural areas.

In addition, the individual will participate in other conservation activities including monitoring of plant and animal populations, assisting with restoration projects and helping to oversee the collaborative use of the Holden Arboretum’s natural areas for research and conservation. In addition, the Natural Areas Biologist will engage in outreach for public and professional audiences via written or verbal communications. This position is based within Holden Forests & Gardens’ Conservation department but is a close partner to Community Forestry and Research staff.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of two (2) years of field experience.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at:

Please upload as one document a 1) resume 2) a cover letter describing your experience and qualifications and 3) a list of three professional references with contact information.

Questions concerning the position should be forwarded to David Burke, Chief Program Officer for Science and Conservation (

Please see attached document for a full description of the position.

Thank you.

David Burke, Ph.D.

Chief Program Officer

Science and Conservation

Holden Forests and Gardens