Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator

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The Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator serves as the liaison of work flows between the Herbarium’s physical and digital collections. This includes administering the Herbarium’s volunteer program as it pertains to digitization and data transcription of specimens, as well as maintaining the workflow for new determinations of physical specimens and their corresponding database records. Through these responsibilities the Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator will serve to provide resources for Herbarium data management and support for the daily functions of the physical Herbarium.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Partner with NYBG’s Volunteer Services department to identify and fill volunteer opportunities and document volunteer service hours.
Administer the Herbarium’s volunteer program, both onsite in the Herbarium as well as online with community scientists.
Prepare and import data from community science online platforms.
Number, digitize, and file newly mounted specimens with the help of onsite volunteers.
Train program participants and facilitate knowledge transfer programs,
Track new specimen determinations in our database and annotate physical specimens accordingly.
Assist in day to day Herbarium maintenance and functions.
Help coordinate the NYBG science seminars, online and in-person.


Experience with herbarium management and curation
Experience with data management and digitization techniques; as well the ability to adapt to various data management tools
Undergraduate degree in biology
Knowledge of plant taxonomy and nomenclature
Excellent writing and communication skills
Familiarity with coordinating science/museum volunteers
Familiarity with Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
Ability to create and support a collegial and professional environment for staff, visitors and volunteers
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the following range: $60-65K

15 Vacation Days
13 Paid Holidays
12 Sick Days
Health and Dental Insurance Coverage
Pension Plan
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This policy is subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of Title VII and the American for Disabilities Act (ADA) and other EEO consideration.  If you believe that because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief that you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or exemption to this policy please contact HR@nybg.org.

If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at HR@nybg.org.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the New York Botanical Garden, please go to http://www.nybg.org/employment to submit your application.

EOE/BIPOC/F/Persons with disabilities/Veterans

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