A plant records specialist maintains the inventory and maps of the living plant collection of an organization - typically a public garden or other venue with significant plant collections. In addition, they keep records of the plant names used throughout the organization. Duties often include managing a plant records database system and archiving the living plant collection’s original acquisition documentation. The plant records specialist also typically makes display labels and maps, and provides reports about the collection.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Additional degrees may be required for advanced positions.
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In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a plant records specialist was $46,298, according to glassdoor.com. For more information, visit Glass Door. com's plant records page.
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