Collection Assistant position Yale-Peabody Museum

Raymond Pupedis raymond.pupedis at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 31 13:20:16 CDT 2002

Please excuse the cross posting.

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is seeking a Museum Assistant I
in the Division of Entomology to assist moving its collections into a newly
built Environmental  Sciences Facility. This is a full time position for
two years from the date of hire.

Duties: Under the direction of the Collections Manager, assist in the
preparation and physical transfer of dry and fluid-preserved insect and
spider specimens and in reorganizing and curating the moved collections.
These duties include, but may not be limited to, preparing, inventorying,
identifying, sorting and cataloguing insect specimens; physically
transferring storage units; rearranging the collections by specific
Linnaean taxonomic classifications; generating and installing labels; and
performing clerical functions associated with these activities. The
applicant will assist the Collections Manager in monitoring activities of
volunteers and students, providing assistance to visiting researchers, and
ensuring the care, security and proper handling of all collections.

Qualifications:  Six years experience, four of them in the same job family
at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or four years
of related work experience and an Associate degree; or little or no work
experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent
combination of experience and education.  Bachelor's degree in Biology with
course work in entomology preferred. Experience with entomological
collections, and the sufficient taxonomic expertise to sort, curate, and
identify insects at the family level. Priority will be given to applicants
with a proficiency in Lepidoptera systematics, although this is not a
criterion for excluding consideration.

Please visit for full details of the
position and application procedures. Information about the Museum and the
Entomology Division can obtained from the Peabody web site Please note that in accordance with Yale
Policy and applicable law, Yale is not able to help potential applicants
obtain visas to work at Yale.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

For any questions regarding the duties please contact:
Raymond J. Pupedis, Ph.D.                                               (203) 432-5001
Collections Manager                                                   Fax (203) 432-9816
Entomology Division                                    E-Mail: raymond.pupedis at
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
170 Whitney Avenue
PO Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118

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