Position opening

lcampbell lcampbel at NYBG.ORG
Tue Jan 12 17:47:09 CST 1993


                 The New York Botanical Garden (NY) is seeking a
          motivated, qualified individual for the position of
          Curatorial Assistant. Under the supervision of the Assistant
          Director of the Herbarium, the successful candidate will
          work together with other technical curatorial staff in
          conducting day-to-day operations of one of the most active
          herbaria in the United States. Excellent opportunities exist
          for interaction with professional botanists and graduate
          students.
               Basic repsonsibilities will include: a) processing
          collections made by NY scientists: i.e., entering
          information into a computerized database and printing
          labels; sorting specimens by family and extracting
          duplicates for specialists' identifications; sorting and
          retrieving specimens for exchange; b) extracting specimens
          for loan and filing specimens; c) orienting visiting
          scientists and graduate students in the use of the herbarium
          and giving tours to public groups. Occasional special
          projects are assigned based on the individual's botanical
          capabilities and demonstrated interests.
               General qualifications include: preferably an M.S. in
          botany, with emphasis on plant taxonomy or equivalent
          experience; on-the-job experience with computer data-entry
          or ability to learn to use a computer; previous herbarium
          work experience a plus; ability to work efficiently, neatly,
          and accurately. The ability to both work independently with
          minimal supervision and cooperatively as a member of a
          close-knit team is essential.
               Salary commensurate with experience. Interested
          individuals are encouraged to submit an application to
          Personnel Department, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
          10458-5126. For further information contact Jackie Kallunki
          (718-220-8638) or Pat Holmgren (212-220-8626).




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