Imaging Coordinator Position Available at NYBG

Barbara M. Thiers bthiers at NYBG.ORG
Tue Jul 21 13:20:50 CDT 1998

     Imaging Coordinator Position

     The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium has an opening for the newly
     created position of Imaging Coordinator.

     This new position has been created as a result of the Garden's efforts
     to increase accessibility of its collections.  Of highest priority in
     the Master Plan for Specimen Cataloguing of The New York Botanical
     Garden Herbarium is completing a Catalog of the Vascular Plant Type
     Specimens and making these data and images available on the Internet.
     As of this date, data from nearly 50,000 of the Garden's vascular
     plant types have been entered into the specimen-database, and most of
     these data are available on the Internet
     (  The next step is to image the
     specimens.  Working with Garden staff members, the Biomedical
     Photographic Communications Department of the Rochester Institute of
     Technology has developed the protocol for imaging NYBG specimens,
     prepared a list of equipment needed, and made a recommendation for
     training of the Garden's Imaging Coordinator.

     Job duties:
     Photograph specimens in the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium with a
     digital camera, beginning with the approximately 75,000 vascular plant
     type specimens, and make these images available on the Garden's web
     site (  Catalogue data from type specimens.

     Reports to: Senior Administrative Curator (Dr. Barbara M. Thiers).

     Experience and qualifications required:
     Basic computer software skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and
     database) required
     Graphics program skills, such as Adobe Photoshop, preferred
     Photographic skills preferred
     Herbarium work experience preferred
     Organized, neat, and detail-oriented
     Good verbal and written communication skills

     Education: B.S. or M.S. in Botany or Biology, preferably with an
     emphasis on plant taxonomy, or equivalent experience.

     Salary:  $25,000 - 31,000, depending on experience/year, plus benefits

     Contact for more information: Barbara M. Thiers, Senior Administrative

     To apply: Send application, resume, and names of three references to:

     Lourdes M. Reyes
     Human Resources Department
     New York Botanical Garden
     Bronx, NY 10458-5126

     The New York Botanical Garden is an Affirmative Action/Equal
     Opportunity Employer

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