Plant Records Coordinator-Gardener

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Start Date: ASAP

An estate garden in Bedford, NY is seeking a Plant Records Coordinator-Gardener. The garden contains diverse and extensive collections, including rare plants. The Plant Records Coordinator-Gardener will be responsible for maintaining the plant record database using IrisBG software, inventorying new acquisitions and keeping display plant labels current throughout the garden.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Document, maintain and verify all records for the garden’s living collections using Iris BG software
  • Identify and inventory existing plants in the garden for input to database
  • Photograph plants to record periods of interest or note
  • Upload data including photos and map locations
  • Accession and record all new plants
  • De-accession plants
  • Generate display plant labels with engraving machine and maintain display labels throughout property
  • Update maps in database to reflect new or expanded garden beds

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of botanical nomenclature and plant identification
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Inkscape
  • Prior experience with plant records and mapping software preferred
  • Must be highly detail oriented and organized

Additional Information

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to the email address listed in PDF or Word format.

Contact Information

Private Estate
Email: hayes@irokigarden.com