Collection Manager Position Announcement

Scott Miller scottm at BISHOP.BISHOP.HAWAII.ORG
Wed Aug 4 09:51:39 CDT 1993

Collections Manager for Botany (BISH)

        The Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, seeks qualified applicants
for the position of Collections Manager for the Herbarium Pacificum
(BISH), within the new Department of Natural Sciences.  The herbarium
comprises in excess of 550,000 specimens, including mounted sheets,
carpologica, wood, spirit material, pollen slides, algal slides, and
diverse other kinds of material.  Herbarium Pacificum has the world's
finest collection of Hawaiian plant specimens, and excels in specimens
from the Pacific Basin and the western Pacific Rim, with representative
material worldwide.
        The Collections Manager will oversee day-to-day operations in the
Herbarium, including administration of the collections, their associated
records and documentation, databases, and all loans, acquisitions, and
other specimen transactions.  The Collections Manager supervises and
coordinates activities between the collections staff and the volunteers
working in the Herbarium.
         Applicants should have a Masters degree or equivalent advanced
course work in the field of Botany or Museum Studies, with 2-3 years of
related experience.  Desired qualifications include experience in managing
all aspects of a herbarium, supervising staff and volunteers, familiarity
with botanical specimen databases (both concepts and practices), and
experience appropriate for undertaking surveys and inventories (both field
techniques and report organization and generation).
        Applicants should send a cover letter stating their background and
qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
references to:  Dr. Scott Miller, Chairman
                Department of Natural Sciences
                Bishop Museum
                P. O. Box 19000-A
                Honolulu, HI 96817-0916 USA

Further information may be obtained from Scott Miller via:
Internet:  scottm at
Bitnet:    scottm at uhunix
Telephone: (808) 848-4193
FAX:       (808) 841-8968

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