Two Curatorial Assistant positions available in the Harvard University Herbaria

David E. Boufford boufford at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Mar 3 11:13:49 CST 1997


Position Title:  Curatorial Assistant II
  Harvard University Herbaria

Duties and Responsibilities:  Assists with the general curation of the
vascular plant collections.  Processes loan requests (selects material,
prepares for shipping, generates accompanying paperwork) and exchanges;
files newly acquired specimens and specimens returned from loan .  Orients
and assists users of the Herbaria; serves as a source of information to
visiting scholars, students, other University departments and the public.
Answers correspondence related to the collections;  may perform some routine
identifications. Updates the collection according to recently published
monographs. Performs clerical functions related to the lending and exchange
of specimens using a computerized database; assists in specimen label
preparation and record-keeping.  Inspects collections for evidence of insect
infestation and treats material according to standard herbarium procedures;
monitors for insects using traps.  May also oversee the work of volunteers
and other support staff; performs related job duties as required.

Requirements:  College degree with specialized courses pertaining to the
taxonomy of vascular plants and to herbarium/museum collections preferred;
word processing and data entry skills, preferably with knowledge of the
DOS/Windows 95 environment and specimen databases..  Strong interpersonal
skills and the ability to work well independently and with others.  Ability
to lift up to 40 lbs.

Interested applicants should send a resum=E9 and cover letter to Mary
Reynolds, OEB Research, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 .  Application
deadline:  20 March 1997.  For more information on the Harvard University
Herbaria, please see our Web site at http://herbaria.harvard.edu.


Position Title:  Curatorial Assistant II
   Harvard University Herbaria=20

Duties and Responsibilities:  Assists with the general curation of the
vascular plant collections. Sorts and files newly mounted specimens into the
permanent collections as well as specimens returned on loan.  May
participate in specimen preparation (i.e. mounting of plant specimens) and
in a systematic program to repair existing collections Assists with
processing of loans and exchanges. Orients and assists users of  the
Herbaria;  answers questions and correspondence related to the collections.
Assists with reorganization of the collections when necessary; may update
the collections according to recent monographs.  Performs clerical functions
related to the lending and exchange of specimens; assists in specimen label
preparation and record-keeping.  Inspects collections for evidence of insect
infestation and treats material according to standard herbarium procedures;
monitors for insects using traps. =20

Requirements:  College degree with specialized courses pertaining to the
taxonomy of vascular plants and to herbarium/museum collections preferred;
word processing and data entry skills, preferably with knowledge of the
DOS/Windows 95 environment and specimen databases.  Strong interpersonal
skills and the ability to work well independently and with others.  Ability
to lift up to 40 lbs..

Interested applicants should send a resum=E9 and cover letter to Mary
Reynolds, OEB Research, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 .  Application
deadline:  20 March 1997.  For more information on the Harvard University
Herbaria, please see our Web site at http://herbaria.harvard.edu.




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