collection manager position available

Jon Gelhaus gelhaus at DISCOVERY.ACNATSCI.ORG
Fri Jan 11 12:57:25 CST 2002


POSITION: Collection Manager, Entomology Department

ISSUE DATE: Jan. 11, 2001

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

The Biodiversity Research Group of The Academy of Natural Sciences
(Philadelphia) is seeking a Collection Manager (CM) for the Academy's
entomological collection.  This comprises one of the oldest and most
significant collections in the U.S. (approximately 3.5 million
specimens) with major holdings including primary types (11,000
specimens), Orthopteroid insects, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Odonata and
Apterygota.  The CM is responsible for all aspects of caring for the
collections, including processing and cataloging incoming material,
maintenance of systematic and departmental order, identification,
preparation, conservation and preservation of specimens and keeping
records of collections usage and growth that facilitate applications
for grant funds.  The CM will interact with local, national and
international scientific and amateur communities through specimen
loans, response to inquiries, scheduling and hosting visitors,
producing information for internet dissemination (e.g., databasing,
imaging) and working to maximize usage and utility of the
collections.  The CM will also contribute to the growth of the
collection through his or her own collecting efforts, supervise
curatorial assistant(s), work-study students and volunteers, and
participate in the Academy's public programs and other service
activities.  Starting date for the position is July 1, 2002.

Requirements:  Master's degree or higher in entomology preferred,
knowledge of systematic entomology and world geography, familiarity
with computers, databases and the Internet in collections activities,
and five years experience working with museum collections in a
position with similar responsibilities (with proof of sound training
in collection management recent graduates will be considered).
Candidates should have the ability to identify insects to the species
level in one or more major groups.

To Apply: Application material should include a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae and names, address and phone numbers of at least
three references.  These should be sent to Entomology CM Search, c/o
Donald Azuma, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin
Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Review of applications will begin
Feb. 15, 2002 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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