Mammal Curator Post

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Job Title: Curator of Mammalogy

Duty Station: Windhoek, Namibia (National Museum of Namibia)

Salary grade: Grade 2SP (based on education and experience, N$ 63180 -

Application Deadline: 21 May 2001

Eligibility: Namibians or Namibian public servants

Job Description:
The National Museum of Namibia invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track curator of mammals. The collection currently consists of about
40 000 specimens (see The
successful candidate shall be expected to:
1) maintain the collection at an international standard, with particular
emphasis on operational management and target-oriented development of the
2) carry out independent biosystematic research on the Namibian mammal fauna
3) promote research on the collection, primarily through the administration
of loans
4) liaise with appropriate national and international initiatives for
research and information development, including databases
5) participate in national biodiversity research projects
6) prepare and assist with the preparation of visual, written and electronic
materials (e.g. displays, manuscripts, reports, web page descriptions,
presentations, etc.)
7) supervise, train, and advise subordinate museum personnel, students and
8) provide appropriate information, technical support, and specialist
knowledge to the Namibian public

Qualifications:  An appropriate 4-year B Science degree in biology plus 3
years experience or an appropriate MS degree. Experience in the curation of
Museum collections and biosystematic research is desired. The individual
should be a mature, self-motivated, and conscientious Namibian.

Applications should be on form 156043 (available at all Namibian government
offices, or on request from the National Museum - tel. +264 61 2934 437/300
or fax +264 61 228636), together with a comprehensive resume and certified
copies of educational qualifications. Send applications to: The Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education Sport & Culture, Private Bag 13186,
Windhoek, Namibia. Electronic submissions should be sent to
insects at , fax submissions +264 61 228641.

National Museum of Namibia
P.O. Box 1203, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: + 264 61 29 34 305/354
Fax: + 264 61 22 86 36

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