Herbarium collections manager and curator

University of Northern British Columbia Published: July 29, 2020
Location
Prince George, British Columbia
Salary range
$18-20 per hour
Hours per week
30
Start Date
2020/09/02
End Date
2021/03/01

Description

Manage the collection, selection, and cataloguing of specimens to be placed in the herbarium. Develop a database of the collection to be accessed by researchers and instructors.

Duties and responsibilities

Identify plant, lichen and fungal specimens

Prepare specimens for preservation

Catalogue specimens

Investigate software for collection database, select and implement software

Identify gaps in the collections and connect with university and external personnel to fill gaps

Develop materials that can be used to promote the herbarium to various users

Knowledge and skills

knowledge of botany especially local plants, fungi and lichens

ability to use keys for accurate identification of specimens

basic computer skills and database management

strong interest in learning from experts in plant, fungi and lichen anatomy, morphology and identification

strong interest in serving clients - educators and researchers

Education required

Undergraduate degree or diploma in natural resources or biology

 

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.

 

Qualified interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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