Living Collections Information Manager
Compensation: $70,000-80,000 per year
The Living Collections Information Manager oversees the management, analysis, and presentation of plant records data and other information related to the extant and historic living collections of the New York Botanical Garden. They manage the Lionel Goldfrank III Computerized Catalog of the Living Collections (in BG-BASE and other databases); creates and updates electronic maps of the landscape, glasshouses, and living collections (in ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and other mapping and GIS software); and works in collaboration with Horticulture curators to ensure accurate records for all living collections. The Living Collections Information Manager directly supervises the Senior Plant Recorder and the Associate Curator. The Living Collections Information Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining accession and display labels for the living collections, exhibitions, and seasonal displays. The Living Collections Information Manager serves as the primary Horticulture liaison with Public Engagement staff in the creation of signage and interpretation, digital content, and other public facing information about the living collections, and provides information about the living collections to NYBG staff, NYBG and visiting researchers, the public, and other stakeholders. They will directly supervise the Senior Plant Recorder and oversees students and volunteers as required.
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.
The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible 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 inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives. 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 and Responsibilities: presents data on the living collections including accessioning, de-accessioning, updating determinations and nomenclature, tracking phenology data, etc. electronic maps of collections, displays, gardens, and landscapes. current status of the living collections and shares this information through published reports, presentations, and other means. accession and display labels for the permanent collections and display labels for exhibitions, and seasonal displays. respond to inquiries about the living collections and to provide accurate information about the living collections to scientists, visitors, media, students, and other stakeholders. staff and supports efforts to make accurate information about the living collections available to the public through signage and interpretation, various digital platforms, and other media.
- Directly supervises the Senior Plant Recorder and the Associate Curator and supports them in their day-to-day work.
- Through BG-Base. ArcGIS, and other software, creates, manages, analyzes, and
- Through ArcGIS and other software, oversees the development and maintenance of
- Assembles information from various sources about the history, development, and
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date plant identification, verification and taxonomy.
- Coordinates all plant labeling, including the production and installation of
- Maintains current inventories and historic records required to document the collections.
- Works closely with staff in all divisions of The New York Botanical Garden to
- Serves as the Horticulture Division’s primary liaison with Public Engagement
- Participates in and supports institutional events.
- Participates in divisional and institutional planning and policy making.
- Performs other related work as required.
- Five years’ experience managing plant records at a botanical garden with diverse collections of glasshouse and outdoor plants
- Sound technical knowledge of plant identification, plant nomenclature, and taxonomy
- Familiarity with the botanical and horticulture literature specifically related to plant nomenclature
- Expert user of BG-Base or similar plant records database
- Experience with electronic mapping and surveying systems such as BG-Map, ArcGIS, GPS, AutoCAD, or similar systems
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in horticulture, botany, or library science preferred
- Excellent organizational skills
- Proficiency with the typical suite of Microsoft Office software
- A professional and collaborative approach to work
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- A professional and collaborative approach to work
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