Position Available: Curatorial Assistant in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium

Thiers, Barbara bthiers at NYBG.ORG
Tue Apr 25 10:17:24 CDT 2006


The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium has an opening for a CURATORIAL
ASSISTANT in the Herbarium to participate in an NSF-funded Brazilian
specimen catalogue.

 

Job duties:

 

Enter information from labels of Brazilian plant specimens into computer
database

Take digital images of specimens

Curate, select, and file specimens according to taxonomic and geographic
criteria

Other collections-related tasks as needed

 

Reports to: Dr. Jacquelyn Kallunki (jkallunki at nybg.org), Associate
Director and Curator of the Herbarium

 

Experience and qualifications required:

 

Familiarity with scientific plant names and other biological information
and South American geography

Organized, detail-oriented, and accurate in all work

Capacity for efficient data entry of botanical and geographical
information

Experience with databases and herbarium methods

Able to reach specimens in cabinets 8 ft high and at ground level

Good verbal and written communication skills

Working knowledge (conversational and written) of Portuguese (or
Spanish) a plus

 

Education:  A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in plant biology; taxonomy
coursework preferred

 

Salary: $27,000 per year, plus benefits

 

Starting Date: Negotiable, but as soon after 1 June 2006 as possible

 

To apply:  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letters
from three references to:

 

Human Resources Department

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY 10458-5126

RE:  Curatorial Assistant Position in Phanerogamic Herbarium

 

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

 

 

Dr. Barbara M. Thiers

Director, William and Lynda Steere   Herbarium

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY 10458-5126

tel: 718-817-8622

fax: 718-817-8809

email:  bthiers at nybg.org

 




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