Careers in the Plant Sciences

Senior Collections Technician

Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, GA, United States

Position Title: Senior Collections Technician
Position Type: Technician
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 01, 2024
Institution: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Department/Division: Conservation & Research
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Atlanta, GA, United States
General Information: The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites applications for the position of Senior Collections Technician in the Southeastern Center of Conservation within the Department of Conservation & Research at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Research Scientist, Genetics. This position is necessary to complete the objectives of the Institute of Museum and Library Services funded project, “Safeguarding the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Conservation Collections”.
Qualifications/Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS:

-Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable
-Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology, Biology, or related field
-Minimum of one year of technical greenhouse, nursery, or seed laboratory experience is preferred
-Prior experience with artificial hybridizations, seed, or pollen collection is preferred
-Must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record


-Ability to spend long periods of time working outside in Georgia working in a wide range of weather and temperature extremes
-Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
-Ability to take careful notes and improve project organization


-Ability to organize and manage a team of part-time technicians
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Ability to effectively respond to multiple, changing and often conflicting priorities is essential
-Must be able to effectively interact with the general public and co-workers and peer professionals

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.

-Manage a team of two part-time technicians
-Communicate project needs and coordinate with the Conservation Safeguarding Nursery staff
-Bag emergent flowers and perform hybridizations as directed
-Collect pollen, seed, leaf tissue, and herbarium vouchers
-Maintain detailed records of all collections according to standard operating procedures
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Apply at the following link:
Compensation Range: 376 hours at a rate of $18/hour
Contact Name: Lauren Eserman,