Assistant Director of the Herbarium for Botanical Information Management

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The New York Botanical Garden is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world. Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through a number of institutional initiatives presented through this plan. Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage. Specific Duties & Responsibilities Participate in Leadership of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, including attending weekly meetings, contributing to grant proposals and other fundraising documents, coordinating annual reports, and helping to organize and implement outreach activities. Supervise Information Management staff, including weekly meetings, annual evaluations, recruitment and promotions. Work with scientists to develop electronic floras and monographs, as well as other electronic publications, based on specimen data, and on the development of machine learning applications using herbarium specimen data. Work with other Science Division staff to develop and implement new biodiversity data initiatives. Represent NYBG in collaborative projects with other institutions. Represent NYBG at national and international conferences Develop grant proposals and supervise grant-funded projects. Participate in the global community of biodiversity information management. Oversee the EMu Collections Management system, including software upgrades, bug reporting, training, and user support. Develop and implement Science collections data entry protocols, digitization workflows, and data standardization. Qualifications 5+ years of experience in botanical information management Experience in training and supervising data entry staff Experience in working with scientists to develop electronic floras and monographs Experience with Axiell’s Emu CMS preferred.

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