Position available-Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager-Yale Peabody Museum

Nico Cellinese nico.cellinese at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 1 11:18:16 CDT 2003


National Search: Collections Manager - Vertebrate Paleontology
PEABODY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Yale University

Reporting to the Curators of the Vertebrate Paleontology Division, the Vertebrate
Paleontology Collections Manager is responsible for the management of day-to-day activities
of the Vertebrate Paleontology collections including all aspects of the growth, maintenance
and use of the collections.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: The Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager collects,
preserves and enhances vertebrate paleontology collections of historical and scientific
significance.    Manages the day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance of the
collections and collection facilities.  Prepares collections-related grant proposals, including
proposals for field work, and prepares annual reports of collection activities. Supervises the
maintenance of archives associated with collections; assigns duties and oversees the work of
museum staff, students and volunteers.  Develops curatorial systems for vertebrate specimen
collections. Supervises the computerized and manual cataloging, care and security of all
specimens and associated data. Implements recommendations to curators concerning
collections growth, maintenance and use, including exhibit planning, accessions, loans,
rights and reproductions and education programs. Serves as principal source of information
concerning the Vertebrate Paleontology collections for visiting scholars, museum staff,
students, faculty and the public.

Qualifications. Three years collections management experience and a Master’s Degree, or
preferably Ph.D. Degree, in Biology, Geology or a field closely related to Vertebrate
Paleontology, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Must have extensive
experience in collections management, vertebrate paleontology, and field collecting. Must
have effective interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.  Supervisory experience
preferred. Demonstrated competence in database management, digitization and informatics,
fieldwork, and in the writing of grant proposals and reports.

Full time position: 37.5 hours/week. Yale University offers a highly competitive salary and
liberal benefits. Qualified applicants are invited to send a letter of application, resume and
two or three letters of reference to: Susan Voigt, Business Manager, Yale Peabody Museum of
Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118 or to
peabody.jobs at yale.edu. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.




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