100% Time – 12 Month. May include early, late or weekend hours
PURPOSE: To support and implement mapping duties and other curatorial activities for the living plant collections and gardens at the Arboretum in accordance with the American Alliance of Museums and American Public Gardens collections standards.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for cataloging and mapping the Arboretum plant collections, gardens and grounds; assisting the Curator with managing the plant records database; data collection and mapping of new projects; assisting Arboretum staff with the production of maps and collections related data.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES: 40% Field mapping and data collection of plant collections and gardens. o Map new and existing plantings to capture additions, changes, label status, etc. per scheduled mapping rotation o Map structures, memorials, utilities and natural features on the Arboretum property
40% Maintenance of computerized maps and plant collections records database o Data entry of plant accession, location, nomenclatural and label requests o Update collection and garden map data and keep current to reflect new and changing plantings o Develop and maintain maps showing memorials, utilities, land forms, boundaries and other features o Obtain and incorporate into map records “as-built” electronic plans from utility companies, architects, landscape architects and engineers
10% Production of maps and other plant collection related data o Produce maps and map data for Arboretum staff o Produce plant inventory reports and statistics o Export and update data for online plant search
10% Assist with labeling, herbarium and other curatorial duties as needed
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. in Horticultural Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, Geographic Information Systems and 2 years museum operations experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience to equal six years.
Experience using AutoCAD, ESRI ArcMap and Microsoft Access. Experience with GPS data collection and data manipulation. Knowledge of plants and plant identification.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of traditional field survey techniques and use of field survey equipment. Experience with curatorial work at an arboretum or botanical garden.
Internal Number: 329087
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