Job Title: Plant Digitization Assistant
FLSA Status: Full Time/Salaried
Starting Date: January 2023
REPORTS TO: Conservation Database Coordinator & Plant Documentation Manager
The Atlanta Botanical Garden requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to employment.
This is a full time position funded for 3 years.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites applications for the position of Plant Digitization Assistant. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Research Scientist-Genetics, Conservation Database Coordinator, and Plant Documentation Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Take high quality images of plant collections, including close up plant photography
Obtain GPS coordinates for permanently planted accessions
Maintain detailed records of all data collected according to standard operating procedures.
Upload image and GPS data into Brahms database
Manage a team of 4 summer technicians each year
Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable.
Holds a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Plant Biology, Biology, or related field.
Minimum of one year of prior work experience.
Prior experience with plant photography or GIS preferred.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lb.
Ability to spend long periods of time in the garden or greenhouse. Ability to take careful notes and improve organization. Ability to lift 50 lb. is required.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to effectively respond to multiple, changing and often conflicting priorities is essential. Must be able to effectively interact with the general public and co-workers and peer professionals.
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
It is the policy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.