The Herbarium [RSA-POM] at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is currently seeking a Georeferencing Technician. See position announcement below:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Duration Part-time position
1. Converts locality description data into latitude and longitude (= georeferencing) using appropriate software and mapping tools as necessary.
2. Verifies digital specimen records against the main preserved plant collection.
3. Works with project leader to monitor data quality for records being georeferenced.
4. Provides updates on progress at regular intervals.
1. Captures data from herbarium specimen labels by keying data accurately into the RSA herbarium’s specimen database.
2. Generates specimen labels using interactive, computer-based system as directed.
3. Captures digital images of herbarium specimens using scanning and other technologies.
4. Assists with mounting, repairing, and accessioning of herbarium specimens.
5. Assists with filing recently mounted specimens and loan returns as directed.
6. Assists with periodic inspection of herbarium collections for insect pests.
7. Assists with special curatorial projects as directed.
8. Assists with other appropriate aspects of herbarium and Garden operations as required.
College graduate with a background in science preferred. Basic computer skills essential, including familiarity with databasing, file management, and mapping utilities. Must be able to type accurately and quickly. Knowledge of the geography of California highly desirable. Essential to have manual dexterity sufficient to prepare specimens neatly and quickly. Essential to have physical strength sufficient to safely lift and carry boxes of specimens and supplies (25-30+ lbs.). Must possess a strong ability to follow instructions and work successfully with other staff, students, and volunteers. Follows established safety procedures as outlined by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
How to apply:
Qualified candidates please send (1) cover letter and (2) your resume.
Via FAX: (909) 626-3489
Via USPS: HR, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711