Herbarium Assistant – J. Crockett [work study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch Univ New England
Start Date: 1/4/22
End Date: 5/6/22
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 12
Weekends Required: NO
Evenings Required: NO
Supervisor: John Crockett
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: No
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 0%
Method to assess remote work: All work completed and tracking documents are stored in Google Drive and are regularly reviewed by the Supervisor. Assistants also complete daily work reports posted online for review by the Supervisor. The outcomes for this position include providing timely and complete provision of equipment as needed to faculty and students, and the digitization and maintenance of herbarium specimens.
The ES Department Lab and Herbarium maintains a collection of field and lab equipment and botanical specimens that are available for student and faculty use. The Herbarium Assistant supports the Lab and Herbarium Coordinator in most of the operations of the Lab and Herbarium. Tasks include helping students and faculty access the equipment that they need for course work (50%), digitizing the herbarium collections (30%), and maintaining collections (20%).
The ability to maintain open and regular communication with other Assistants and the Coordinator is essential, as is the motivation to work independently without supervision. Training will be provided in the use and maintenance of field equipment, but some experience in field and lab equipment handling is desired. Interest in and knowledge of plant identification is desired, but not required. Experience with digital photography is also helpful, but not required. It usually takes a full semester to become familiar with all herbarium and equipment operations, so interest in continuing in the position across several semesters is greatly desired.
How to Apply: Email Herbarium Coordinator with current resume and statement of interest, including highlights of relevant experience.
Email: [email protected]
Position: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
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