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Plants Mapping & Records Specialist
Category: Horticulture

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013


Plants Mapping & Records Specialist – 6 month full time\temporary position

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is the home of the former H.F. DuPont with 1000 acres of naturalistic gardens set amid the rolling hills of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley area.  Appealing to a wide audience of tourists, culture seekers, and avid horticulturists, the Winterthur Garden is a historic and rare example of a “wild garden.” 


The Plant Mapping and Records Specialist will review, label and organize all existing garden maps. He/she will develop a process for properly storing hard and electronic copies of garden maps. He/she will develop procedures to keep maps current and easily retrievable. This position will also label, correct and identify plants to complete the Vandemark and Lynch maps for the March Bank,  Peony Garden, and Icewell Terrace and as well as coordinating the logistics for mapping for the East Terrace, Reflecting Pool, and Glade garden areas. 


Basic knowledge of plant nomenclature/identification and plant record systems, Basic knowledge of mapping systems, GIS or AutoCAD, and ability to read maps. Strong organizational skills and attention to details, Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing: ability to work independently and complete projects on their own. Excellent computer skills required.  Basic knowledge of map storage systems.  Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs and walk over uneven terrain


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Geography or related major

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in one of the above majors with course work in plant identification and mapping


Minimum:1+ year experience in plant identification and plant mapping using AutoCAD or GIS

Please send your resume to  Position Available now but with flexible starting time.

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