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Curatorial Assistant Position Available at The New York Botanical Garden


The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium is seeking a Curatorial Assistant for algae, bryophytes and fungi.  This is a full-time, core (i.e., not grant funded) position. 

 Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Process incoming new collections, including digitizing specimens
  • Digitize, repair and refile specimens returned from loan
  • Update specimen database records to reflect taxonomic changes made by curators and visitors
  • Assist in special Herbarium projects, such as expansion, rearrangement and curation
  • Qualifications for this position include:
  • A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in biology; taxonomy coursework preferred.
  • Experience with herbarium specimens, specimen digitization and curation preferred
  • Capable of accurate, efficient computer entry of botanical and geographical information

[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Comfortable with climbing a 4 ft. ladder for filing specimens in extra-tall cabinets

  • Capable of and willing to do organized, neat, detailed, and accurate work

 We hope to fill the position by approximately 1 March 2017.  If interested, learn more and apply for this position through the Garden’s Employment Opportunities website:

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

 Dr. Barbara M. Thiers

Patricia K. Holmgren Director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium

And Vice President for Administration, Global Plant Research and Conservation Division

Editor, Index Herbariorum

President-Elect, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY 10458-5126

 Download Index Herbariorum questionnaire:

Index Herbariorum Registration Form
Index Herbariorum Registration Form Example