New York Botanical Garden

Job Posting for New York Botanical Garden:

Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator

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.


  • 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


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