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
(http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/). 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.
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 (http://www.nybg.org/bsci/). 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
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
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