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Position available - Invertebrate Paleontology

Susan T Meiers ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Tue Mar 2 04:46:21 EST 2004

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Collections Manager
Invertebrate Paleontology
Yale Peabody Museum

General Purpose
Reporting to the Curator-in-charge of the Invertebrate Paleontology
Division, the IP Collections Manager is responsible for the day-to-day
management of the invertebrate fossil collections including all aspects
of the maintenance and use of the collections.

Essential Duties
1.  Manages the day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance
of the collections, associated archives and supporting documentation,
and collection facilities.
2.  Responsible for all aspects of collection management including
processing of incoming material and existing collections, care and
conservation, security, and inventory of all collections.
3. Assigns duties and oversees the work of museum staff, students and
4. Administers divisional budget and funds for collection improvements.
5. Supervises the databasing and cataloging of all specimens and
associated data; works with Computer Systems office to ensure integrity
of invertebrate paleontology database.
6.  Interacts with national and international scientific community,
including management of specimen loans, responding to inquiries,
hosting visitors and maximizing utilization of the collections.
7.  Advises curator regarding collections growth, accessions,
destructive sampling and rights and reproduction requests.
8.  Coordinates Division activities in Museum-wide initiatives such as
integrated pest management programs, risk assessments and disaster
9.  Participates in exhibit and public education initiatives, museum
programs and other Museum events; interacts with the public, and
participation in outreach programs, and other Museum service (such as
leading collections tours, etc.).
10.  Keeps records of collections usage and growth; prepares
collections-related grant proposals and prepares annual reports of
collection activities.
11.  Participates in fieldwork to collect invertebrate fossils and
other associated fauna and flora.

Three years collections management experience and a Masters Degree in
Biology, Geology or a field closely related to Invertebrate
Paleontology, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Must have experience in collections management, knowledge of
invertebrate paleontology and stratigraphy. Must have effective
interpersonal skills and ability to work independently. Supervisory
experience preferred. Demonstrated competences in database management,
digitization and informatics, and in the writing of grant proposals and

 Full time position: 37.5 hours/week. Yale University offers a highly
competitive salary and liberal benefits. Qualified applicants are
invited to send a letter of application, resume and names of three
references to: Ms. Sharon J. Rodriguez, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural
History, 170 Whitney Avenue, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118
or to sharon.rodriguez at yale.edu. Yale University is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.

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