Collection Manager at Yale Peabody Museum

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Collection Manager
Invertebrate Paleontology
Yale Peabody Museum

General Purpose

Reporting to the Curator-in-charge of the Invertebrate Paleontology
Division, the IP Collections Manager is responsible for the day-to-day
management of the invertebrate fossil collections including all aspects of
the maintenance and use of the collections.

Essential Duties

1.  Manages the day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance of
the collections, associated archives and supporting documentation, and
collection facilities.
2.  Responsible for all aspects of collection management including
processing of incoming material and existing collections, care and
conservation, security, and inventory of all collections.
3. Assigns duties and oversees the work of museum staff, students and
4. Administers divisional budget and funds for collection improvements.
5. Supervises the databasing and cataloging of all specimens and associated
data; works with Computer Systems office to ensure integrity of
invertebrate paleontology database.
6.  Interacts with national and international scientific community,
including management of specimen loans, responding to inquiries, hosting
visitors and maximizing utilization of the collections.
7.  Advises curator regarding collections growth, accessions, destructive
sampling and rights and reproduction requests.
8.  Coordinates Division activities in Museum-wide initiatives such as
integrated pest management programs, risk assessments and disaster planning.
9.  Participates in exhibit and public education initiatives, museum
programs and other Museum events; interacts with the public, and
participation in outreach programs, and other Museum service (such as
leading collections tours, etc.).
10.  Keeps records of collections usage and growth; prepares
collections-related grant proposals and prepares annual reports of
collection activities.
11.  Participates in fieldwork to collect invertebrate fossils and other
associated fauna and flora.


Three years collections management experience and a Masters Degree in
Biology, Geology or a field closely related to Invertebrate Paleontology,
or equivalent combination of experience and education. Must have experience
in collections management, knowledge of invertebrate paleontology and
stratigraphy. Must have effective interpersonal skills and ability to work
independently. Supervisory experience preferred. Demonstrated competences
in database management, digitization and informatics, 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 names of three references to: Ms. Sharon J.
Rodriguez, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, P.O.
Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118 or to
<mailto:sharon.rodriguez at>sharon.rodriguez at or apply on
line at <>, referencing Source
Code #EAPEA20353. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

*       Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell                      *
*       Herpetology and Ichthyology                     *
*       Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History  *
*       170 Whitney Avenue, P. O. Box 208118            *
*       New Haven, CT  06520-8118                       *
*       Phone: 203/432-3791                     *
*       FAX: 203/432-2874                               *
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