The Plant Information and Mapping student will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations and management of a plant records office at a large public garden with over 11,000 taxa.
The student will work closely with the Plant Information and Mapping team to learn the methods and techniques applied in maintaining and disseminating plant records information at a public garden.
Areas for Growth
- Develop a thorough understanding of the principles of plant nomenclature
- Create educational labels for visitors and accession labels for staff
- Work alongside the Plant Information Field Specialist to conduct plant inventories and assessments, and input field observations in the plant records database
- Work alongside the GIS Specialist to record GPS field data of the plant collection using mobile mapping methods
- Completed a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, plant science, or geographic information science
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of plant identification skills and familiarity with principles of plant nomenclature
- Experience using databases, spreadsheets, and GIS, or willingness to learn
- Strong attention to detail and great organizational skills
- Be able to work on multiple projects in a busy, fast-paced environment
- Willing to work independently and as part of a group
- Willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions