Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is recruiting for a Full Time Fern Lab Technician based at the Conservation and Horticulture Center in Lawai valley. 

This position will be the primary point person for all operations in the Fern Lab including: receiving, preparing and sowing spores; observing and mitigating pests and pathogens;  maintaining cultures, plant tagging, keeping records and following and developing protocols as needed. 


  • Ability to work using a microscope for long periods of time

  • Previous lab experience preferred

  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised as well as with the team

  • Knowledge of native Hawaiian fern species preferred with background in conservation

  • Bachelor's Degree in biology or related field preferred

  • Lab experience preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Google docs, Powerpoint and web-based apps for record keeping and reporting


For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 8083327324 or via email at

Sign In