Collections Manager position, Herbarium WTU

Sarah Gage sgage at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Apr 30 17:41:24 CDT 2001


The Department of Botany at the University of Washington is seeking a
Collections Manager for their Herbarium.  The position is available July
16 and will be a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will
begin June 15, 2001 and will remain open until filled.

General Duties/Description:  The Collections Manager will report to the
Curator of the Herbarium and will be responsible for the day-to-day
activities of the Herbarium.  This includes the collection, preparation,
and maintenance of specimens, filling loan requests, re-filing returned
loans, and keeping accurate loan records, as well as the maintenance of a
small library.  The Collections Manager will be responsible for helping
develop a database system for computerization of the collections,
preparation of the Annual Report, supervision of student assistants,
visitors, and volunteers, outreach to the greater botanical community
through various programs, and research related to the Herbarium
collections.  The opportunity also may arise to contribute to teaching in
the Department of Botany.

Holdings in the University of Washington Herbarium total over one-half
million specimens and emphasize the Pacific Northwest with strengths also
in western North America and the Pacific Rim.  Vascular plants,
bryophytes, marine algae, and fungi all are well represented.  The
Collections Manager should be knowledgeable about a broad range of plant
groups and have particular expertise in at least one.  Current herbarium
programs include an active collecting program focussing on the Pacific
Northwest, cooperative survey programs with federal, state, and local
agencies, participation in a NSF-funded biotic survey in the Russian Far
East, and an active volunteer program.

Requirements:  Training in systematic botany with a M.S. in Botany or
Biology is required.

Desirable:  Ph.D. and prior experience in collections-based research or
management, computer database management, and preparation of grant
proposals and reports is preferred.

Salary:  $33,096 to $38,148 per year plus benefits package.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Richard Olmstead
Department of Botany
Campus Box 355325
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195

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