1. Academic Structure and Positioning
- Associated with a faculty members lab.
- Associated with an academic department: e.g., Agronomy, Botany, Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Forestry, Organismic and Ecological Biology.
- Associated with a library: e.g., UCMM.
- Associated with a museum.
- Associated with a botanical garden.
- Private. E.g., Institutes and Non-profit Organizations: e.g., AMO (Asociación Mexicana de Orquideología), BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas), CAS (California Academy of Sciences).
- Part of a governmental agency: e.g., USDA, U.S. Park Service, miscellaneous parks, PIHG (Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture).
- Freestanding within a university or other agency.
- Ecological preserves and ecological centers.
2. Administrative Structure within the Herbarium
- Director, Curator.
- Governing board.
- Accounting and secretarial staff.
- Collection Manager.
- Extension Botanist.
- Technical support staff (assistants to the Collection Manager).
- Taxonomic experts.
- Plant mounters (student, non-student, paid or volunteer).
- Data entry and imaging staff.
- Outreach staff.
- Computer support staff.
3. Academic Appointment of Curators and Staff
- Tenure home.
- Non-tenured positions.
- Academic appointment.
- Considerations from the personal point of view: pay scale, academic freedom, negotiating for staff, such as a collection manager when being offered a position.
4. Personnel Matters
- Appointments and funding.
- Teaching Responsibilities.
5. Herbarium Funding
- Preparing a budget.
- Documenting use (visitors, loan activity, plant id.); annual report.
- Fees (Estimated Cost of University of Florida Services and Supplies)