Collection manager needed, malacology

Gary Rosenberg rosenberg at ACNATSCI.ORG
Wed Apr 21 09:11:45 CDT 1999


JOB TITLE: Collection Manager             CLOSING DATE: June 1, 1999

GROUP: Biodiversity   DEPARTMENT: Malacology    ANNOUNCEMENT No. 700


The Academy of Natural Sciences seeks a manager for the oldest and second
largest collection of mollusks in the United States. The collection includes
12-14 million specimens in 400,000 dry and 40,000 ethanol preserved lots,
and a small but rapidly growing frozen tissue collection. About forty
percent of the collection is computerized; with current NSF funding,
computerization will be completed in about three years. The collection
manager for malacology also oversees the collection of non-entomological
recent invertebrates.


Responsibility for all aspects of curation of collection, including
processing and cataloging incoming material, data entry, maintenance of
systematic order, identification of specimens, routine care and
conservation, and tracking statistics on collection use and growth.

Interaction with national and international scientific community, including
management of specimen loans, responding to inquiries, hosting visitors and
maximizing utilization of the collections.

Supervision of three curatorial assistants and several volunteers.

Working with department's information manager to ensure integrity of
database and efficiency of data-entry procedures.

Participation in public education, museum programs and other Academy service.

Participation in fieldwork to collect mollusks and associated fauna and flora.


Education:  College degree in biology or geology; Master's degree preferred.

Experience: minimum 2 years working with museum collections; knowledge of
molluscan taxonomy and world geography; familiarity with computers and
database programs; field experience collecting mollusks.

APPLICATIONS should include a cover letter, a resume, and contact
information for three references and should be sent to me at the address in
the footer of this message. I will be happy to answer inquiries about the
position, however, I will be in field in Jamaica from April 22 to May 12.

The Academy of Natural Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D.                     rosenberg at
Malacology & Invertebrate Paleontology    gopher://
Academy of Natural Sciences     
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway            Phone 215-299-1033
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195 USA           Fax   215-299-1170

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