The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is currently seeking a:
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (SFBGS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual with strong leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to fill the part-time (60% FTE) position of Assistant Librarian.
About San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
SFBGS works in partnership with the City of San Francisco/Recreation and Park Department to support San Francisco Botanical Garden, whose 55 acres in Golden Gate Park and 26 geographic and thematic gardens include more than 8,000 different kinds of plants native to California and from throughout the world.
SFBGS's twofold mission is to build communities of support for the Botanical Garden and to cultivate the bond between people and plants. With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, SFBGS funds Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for the Botanical Garden and for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden Bookstore and Arbor (for plant sales), and welcomes visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and all over the world.
About the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture
Established in 1972, the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture (HCRL) is northern California's most comprehensive horticultural library and one of the major horticultural-botanical libraries in the western United States. It houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 350 plant and garden periodicals. Collections also include rare books housed in a temperature- and humidity-controlled room, over 1,000 current and retrospective nursery and seed catalogs, a pamphlet file, 2,500 historical slides, a small collection of garden videos and a 1,800-volume children's botanical library. The collection covers all aspects of horticulture, including gardening, garden design, botanical art, ethnobotany and pest management with an emphasis on plants grown in Mediterranean and other mild-temperate climates. The Library also features children's programs and botanical art exhibitions.
About the Position
The Assistant Librarian supports the Head Librarian in managing the Library and serving the general public of all ages and skill levels. The Assistant Librarian assists with collection development and management, including assuming primary responsibility of the children's collection, story time program and summer reading club.
Full or Part Time: 60% FTE
Please submit resume and cover letter outlining background, experience and interest via email, to email@example.com. SFBGS hopes to fill the position as soon as possible, with a start date no later than January 31, 2014. Interested applicants should apply at their earliest convenience. No phone calls please.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.