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University of Alberta Museums-Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)

Competition No. - S10662308
Posting Date - July 4, 2014
Closing Date - August 4, 2014

The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences), University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. Reporting to the Museum Collections Manager, Museums and Collections Services, and working collaboratively with the Collections Management Team, the Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences) is responsible for providing collections management advice, support, and training to the Curators and Collections Staff of the specimen-based teaching and research collections within the University’s Natural and Earth Science collections.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S106623804/

posted by SPNHC 7/10/2014
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Paleobiology informatics specialist.

 

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking a paleobiology informatics specialist. The posting closes Friday July 11, 2014.
Duties
Develops, designs, implements and maintains sustainable and extensible database-driven web applications.
Assists research staff in implementing digital collaboration with colleagues outside the Museum and will support a facility for two-way sharing of research data.
Establishes and oversees a georeferencing program to georeference Paleo and historical United States Geologic Survey collecting localities according to best practices and established standards.
Researches and reviews the applicability of new information technologies and processes that improve the efficiency and productivity of Department digitization and research programs.
For full details and to apply:
For all applicants with non-Federal status: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373760000

For all Federal status applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373776500
posted by SPNHC 6/30/2014
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Curatorial Assistant - Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Curatorial Assistant to work in its zoology programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of roles to support the zoology programs at the RSM, including working closely with museum research scientists on the development and implementation of research projects, collecting and preparing specimens, cataloging and recording data, using MS Excel and KE Emu (database), overseeing field and laboratory activities, organizing collections and significantly contributing scientific content in the development of museum exhibits and programs.

The successful candidate must have knowledge and ability in preparing museum-quality animal specimens; the use of large databases; working in a wide variety of laboratory and field settings; cataloging museum collections; and an understanding, appreciation and dedication to disseminating information about Saskatchewan's natural history to public audiences.

The competencies required for this position are typically gained through obtaining a M.Sc. in biological sciences.

Permanent Full-time
Salary range: $21.908-$27.456/hr (= ~ $42,500 to $53,300/year)
Closing date: 22-June-2014

Apply on-line at: http://www.careers.gov.sk.ca/
Position Title = Curatorial Assistant – Zoology
Competition Number = MUS000181
 
posted by SPNHC 6/4/2014
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The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Sientific Assistant

 

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) houses one of the world’s largest collections of biodiversity, including over 32 million biological specimens and 4 million fossils. The Division of Invertebrate Zoology is conducting a search for a Scientific Assistant to assist the continued growth and management of the collections and associated resources (archives, databases, and tissues) of Arachnida (excluding spiders) and Myriapoda. The Division contains the second-largest collection of scorpions, the largest collection of minor arachnid orders, and one of the largest collections of myriapods, in North America, including a worldwide representation of taxa, with a strong emphasis on material from Africa, North America and elsewhere in the New World. The majority of specimens are preserved in ethanol, although large slide-mounted and frozen tissue collections are also represented.

Duties: The successful applicant will assist the curator in management of the collections including specimen sorting, labeling, preparation, accessioning and databasing new acquisitions; systematic arrangement, storage and organization of the collection; conservation (ethanol levels, pH, rehydration, label integrity, rehousing into better containers, etc.); routine collections tasks (assistance to visitors, response to requests for information, retrieving, packing and shipping loans to other institutions, unpacking and curating loan returns and donations to AMNH, databasing accessions, loan and visitor activity); museum and local community service (collection tours and related activities); training and supervision of students and volunteers; management of frozen tissues and associated data.

Qualifications: BS in Biology, Zoology or Entomology. Candidates with general knowledge of terrestrial arthropod (preferably arachnid and/or myriapod) morphology and systematics, good organizational skills and attention to details, and a good command of MS Word and Excel are preferred, with more experienced databasing ability desirable.


For more information or to apply for this position please visit the following link:

https://careers.amnh.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
 

 posted by SPNHC 5/7/2014
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Museum Collections Manager - U of A Museums


Competition No. - A106623238
Posting Date - April 7, 2014
      First Review Date - May 3, 2014 (will remain open until filled)

The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Museum Collections Manager, University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. Reporting to the Executive Director, Museums and Collections Services, the Museum Collections Manager is accountable for leading and managing the Collections Management Program for the UofA Museums within the Museums and Collections Policy and the strategic plans. The Museum Collections Manager works as part of the MACS Team and in conjunction with the U of A Museums Curators and staff.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A106623238/

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Biodiversity Informatics Advisor - U of A Museums

Competition No. - S106623298
Posting Date - April 11, 2014
Closing Date - May 2, 2014

The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Biodiversity Informatics Advisor, University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. Reporting to the Museum Collections Manager, Museums and Collections Services, and working collaboratively with the Collections Management Team, the Biodiversity Informatics Advisor is responsible for providing collections management advice, support, and training to the Curators and Collections Staff of the specimen-based teaching and research collections within the University’s Natural and Earth Science collections.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S106623298/


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Collections Management Assistant - U of A Museums


Competition No. - S106623296
Posting Date - April 11, 2014
Closing Date - May 2, 2014

The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Collections Management Assistant, University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. Reporting to the Museum Collections Manager, the Collections Management Assistant is responsible for leading and implementing preventive conservation strategies (including collections moves); assisting with implementing the emergency preparedness plans and responses; managing the processing of loans and shipping; assisting with processing cultural property applications; assisting with implementing export permits and copyright processes; project managing collections management special projects; and assisting with all other aspects of collections management implementation where appropriate.


For more information and to apply go to http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S106623296/
 

 posted by SPNHC 4/14/2014
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT HERBARIUM COLLECTIONS MANAGER ILLINOIS NATURAL HISTORY SURVEY, PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN


Job description: Successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day operations of the vascular plant and mycological herbaria, under the supervision of the Director of Herbaria. Duties will include:
 Plant identification (including fresh and herbarium specimens) of the wild and cultivated
flora of our area, using expertise in plant systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature
 Preparation of specimens; manage loans, exchanges, and gifts with other herbaria
 Maintain and update database initiatives utilizing current technologies
 Manage projects, budgets, and staff effectively (in scope, on time) including supervision of student and academic hourlies, ensuring productivity and efficiency of hourly employees
 Assist with providing information for technical reports in collaboration with other scientists
 Communicate the uses and importance of our collections effectively, both orally and in writing, to a broad spectrum of stakeholders
 Work effectively in a fast-paced, challenging university setting

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a M.S. degree in botany, plant biology, or closely related field with emphasis in vascular plant taxonomy and systematics. Must have experience in curating, developing, and promoting herbarium collections and their use in research and outreach; experience with associated desktop and online database management, georeferencing, digitization, and imaging software; experience in preparing content for and delivering training workshops in plant identification or collections management techniques; and excellent interpersonal / supervisory and public relations skills. Must have strong knowledge in plant identification; expertise in Illinois plants preferred. Strong knowledge of and skills in the curation of specimens and collection management software.

Salary: $38,000 - $42,000 per year commensurate with experience and education. This is a regular, academic professional, full-time, 12-month position renewable annually upon success in the position and continued funding. The estimated starting date is June 1, 2014 (negotiable).

Benefits: Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2014. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, working e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing.

For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897, elhanson@inhs.illinois.edu. For technical questions, please contact: Dr. Andrew Miller, Search Committee Member, amiller7@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. Visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

  posted by SPNHC 4/7/2014
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Curator I, Natural History, Ohio Historical Society, January 2014

The Ohio Historical Society is seeking a full-time Curator I in its Museum & Library Services Division.

The position works in the Archaeology and Natural History Unit. Examples of job responsibilities include:
    *Assist in management of museum collections in natural history; including cataloging, data entry, and
      preservation.
*Specimen acquisition and preparation.
*Interpretation of natural history through publications, exhibits, and public programming.
*Implementation of land and natural areas management at OHS sites, including management plans
for protected species.
*Act as liaison for OHS natural areas.
*Work with site partners to manage and interpret OHS natural history sites, including trail planning
and repair, deer management, and conducting educational programs.
*Research and communication of research findings through exhibits, multi-media scripts, reports, and
on-line projects.
*Responds to public, professional and scholarly inquiries.
*Working with volunteers, interns, and visiting researchers.
*Other duties as assigned.

The Ohio Historical Society’s natural history collections currently include more than 29,000 specimens in our direct care, plus 215,000 specimens on long-term loan to the Ohio State University. Our natural areas include several Dedicated State Nature Preserves and National Natural Landmarks. More information on the collections and natural areas is available on the OHS website at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/collections--archives/natural-history

Applicants should have a Master’s degree from an accredited university in a discipline of natural history (botany, ecology, natural resource management, entomology, geology, museum studies, etc.), or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience, plus a minimum of one to three years’ experience in natural history museum work, research, or public education.

A knowledge of the natural history of Ohio or equivalent region as well as computer skills with word processing and databases is desired. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle fragile museum specimens required. Ability to work well with a variety of people, such as co-workers, site partners, museum visitors, and researchers is essential. The applicant should be accustomed to and capable of field work in all sorts of weather conditions. The primary work site will be the OHS center in Columbus, with occasional travel and work at OHS sites around Ohio.

For more information or to complete an online application go to: http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/jobs , or contact the OHS Human Resource Office at:


800 East 17th
Columbus, Ohio 43211-2474
Fax: 614-297-2293
Email: applicant@ohiohistory.org

The Ohio Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Ohio Historical Society does not discriminate in its employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, and veteran status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.
 

 posted by SPNHC 2/4/2014
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The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory invites applications for a position as Curator of Collections. 

 

Posting Number: 6000692

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory invites applications for a position as Curator of Collections. The Curator of collections will maintain archaeological collections, facilitate collection research, respond to professional and public research requests, and develop and maintain educational programming.

We are seeking candidates with a Master's Degree in Anthropology, Museum Science, or closely related field. Applicants with three years of work experience in an archaeological laboratory with specific experience in collections management and one year of field experience are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of methods and techniques of processing, conserving, and curating archaeological collections is critical. Applicants should also be familiar with computer database programs (e.g., Microsoft Access). We also seek applicants with knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the curation and management of archaeological collections and knowledge of educational programming and development. Responsibilities include, coordinating and supervising all curation procedures, maintaining all curation and laboratory records, including fiscal records, and coordinating and facilitating professional research access to curated collections, including the execution of approved loans.

Interested candidates should apply online at the following link:

Copy and paste this link into browser…

jobs.westga.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51321


Please submit a cover letter describing your experience, CV, and names of three references in the online application.

Interested candidates can contact Ms. Jill Berntsen, Waring Department Assistant, at jberntse@westga.edu or 678-839-6303 with any questions regarding the application process.

Posting Date:
02-03-2014

Closing Date:
Applicants encouraged to apply by 3/28/2014, but position will stay open until filled.
 posted by SPNHC 2/4/2014
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Milwaukee Public Museum- Collection Manager - Botany

The Milwaukee Public Museum has a full-time career opportunity for a Collection Manager in its Life Sciences Department. We are seeking to fill this entry level position with an assertive and dependable individual with previous experience in Botany collection care.
Education: The Collection Manager must hold a graduate (Masters) degree in their respective discipline or, in exceptional circumstances, may demonstrate equivalent academic and professional achievements, competencies and experience in museum techniques or collections-based research.
Responsibilities:
Care of Botanical Collections: Assist with direct care and organization of collections, and their management based on both the best practices of individual disciplines and fundamental principles of conservation, security, housing and environmental control. Data & Records Management: Inventory/digitization and continuing documentation of collections including databases, correspondence, archives, publications and loan records. Processing & Preparation: Conduct or coordinate the appropriate processing of new collections or existing collections including physical preparation, labeling, cataloguing, accessioning and loans. Access & Interpretation: Provide collection access to the research community; content and advice on MPM exhibit projects; assist in the development of exhibits and interpretive programs. Professional Services: Provide scholarly guidance to students, may participate in graduate student committees, and serve as reviewers of manuscripts and grant proposals as appropriate.
MPM is a natural history museum with Herbarium Collections totaling about 250,000 specimens including ca. 70 type specimens with over 50% of the material from Wisconsin and another 30% from the rest of North America. The collections are divided into vascular (107,000 records) and nonvascular (17,000 records) plants with associated data digitized for 200,000 specimens. This position offers a competitive wage and benefit package. If interested, please visit www.mpm.edu and go to the careers tab to review open positions and to apply on-line. In addition, please submit a current resume and/or Curriculum Vitae. Review of applications will begin April 1.

Questions can be directed to Susan Borkin: borkin@mpm.edu
posted by SPNHC 2/3/2014
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ield Museum: Collection Manager for Fishes 


The Field Museum is searching for a Collections Manager for the Fishes collection.
Here is the link- http://fieldmuseum.org/about/employment

re-posted by SPNHC 1/31/2014
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