Position opening -- Harvard University Herbaria

David E. Boufford boufford at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Oct 8 12:55:31 CDT 1997

Position Title: Curatorial Assistant II
                 OEB Research, Harvard University Herbaria

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working with the Curator of the Farlow
Library and Herbarium, the Assistant Director for Collections, the Manager
of the Systematics Collections and the Collection/Research Associate in the
Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, will assist in the re-housing and
renovation of the bryological and part of the lichenological collections.
Working with the Associate and with student workers, will participate in
packing up these collections for temporary storage; in integrating moss
specimens from 2 separate collections into one central collection; will
participate in the return of these collections into newly renovated space
with compactorized storage units; will repair and repacket specimens as
needed; will organize and sort material.  May also assist with general
curation of the cryptogamic collections, including selection of material
for loans to specialists, insertion of newly accessioned material, specimen
label preparation and record keeping.

Requirements:  College degree with specialized courses pertaining to
taxonomy and/or 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
communication skills; ability to work well independently and with others.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and the names of 3 references
to:  Mary Reynolds, OEB Research, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

David E. Boufford
Harvard University Herbaria
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-2020
Tel.  [1] 617-495-0794
FAX   [1] 617-495-9484

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