Position Vacancy: Assistant Keeper of Fairchild Tropical Garden Herbarium

John J. Pipoly jpipoly at FAIRCHILDGARDEN.ORG
Wed Jan 14 18:16:30 CST 2004


FAIRCHLD TROPICAL GARDEN
Assistant Keeper of the Herbaria

Fairchild Tropical Garden seeks a full-time Assistant Keeper of the
Herbarium within the Research Department. Responsibilities:  Assist the
Keeper in the administration of the FTG herbarium, now at 165,000
specimens, as well as e-FTG, the Virtual Herbarium.  The Assistant Keeper
will supervise two herbarium staff members, carry out specimen
transactions, assist visiting researchers, and collaborate with other
Garden program departments.  The Assistant Keeper will also occasionally be
expected to participate in domestic and international tropical field
expeditions together with FTG horticulturists and others.  The Assistant
Keeper should be capable of carrying out some routine identifications,
prepare specimen labels and carry out other duties as assigned by the
Keeper.  Qualifications:  M. Sc.  in botany, horticulture or forestry with
herbarium experience, or B. Sc.  with equivalent experience. Excellence in
written and spoken communication; good physical condition, possession of a
valid driver's license, familiarity with databases, electronic imaging, and
plant systematic literature required; international tropical field
experience highly desirable as are Spanish or French language skills.
Salary:  Commensurate with experience, with full benefits.  Cover letter,
Curriculum vitae, name and email of three references to:
research at fairchildgarden.org. or Assistant Keeper Search Committee,
Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral
Gables FL  33156-4299,  Closing date: Vacancy is open immediately, will
accept applications until position is filled.  FTG is an Equal Opportunity
Employer; ADA/Drug-free Workplace Compliant.




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