Curatorial Assistant position, Harvard University Herbaria

David E. Boufford boufford at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Oct 23 15:57:56 CDT 1997

        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. Assists
with processing of loans and exchanges. Orients and assists users to 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: 05 December 1997.  For more information on the
Harvard University Herbaria, please see our Web site at

        NOTE:  This is a temporary, grant-funded position.

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