I'm not looking for one - but Bob Hanrahan is (the guy with the CP plantation - where Adrian Slack originated, etc).
I have not seen anyone discussing this (maybe I just missed it?) - but he posted an ad on the CP listserver for a possible full time person to live at his CP plantation & work there....
After a little internal debate - I'm going to copy his post from the listserver & post it below. If the mods feel that this is inappropriate - feel free to delete.....
Fellow CP Growers,
The time has come for me to realize that I may need a full time Grower/
Manager for the Carnivorous Plantation in Baldwin County Alabama. I
am considering combining our Georgia activities with a new carnivorous
plant related business that would require additional help to sustain on
the 40 acre semi-rural parcel throughout the year.
Salary would be competitive and living quarters would be provided (although
modest and not a trailer) on site. Where else can you sleep within 50 feet
of a CP field and smell that magical aroma from S. flava’s in bloom (ha ha).
Just kidding on the smell but not the distance to the plants.
Qualifications would include experience in raising Dionaea, Drosera, and
Sarracenia from seed as well as maintaining a limited number of greenhouse
based potted plants for nursery sales. College experience in OH (Ornamental
Horticulture) or botany with a B.S. degree is preferred, but is not required.
This could be a very engaging opportunity for the right person who would like
to devote their livelihood to working with CP on a full time basis on what is
considered one of the largest (if not the largest) CP collections based on the total
number of plants in the United States. It is the home of the famous Sarracenia
Adrian Slack hybrid as well as other intriguing plants that are yet to be discovered
in the fields.
Guys, I am just trying to find out if there is someone out there in the CP world who
would consider a job opportunity like this one. You would be living about 20 miles
from Foley, Alabama and not much further to the beaches of the Gulf Coast.
Do shoot me a private reply if you think my request is within the realm of possibility
for someone to consider. This is just a preliminary announcement to find out if there
is interest for this type of employment opportunity for someone within the ICPS