Plant Digitization Assistant
Atlanta, GA Conservation
Job Type
Full-time
Description

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.  


JOB FUNCTION

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.


MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Salary Description
$33,000/yr.