[Taxacom] Bird Collection Manager Position - Alaska Collection Manager: Birds University of Alaska Museum The University of Alaska Museum of the North is seeking qualified applicants for a position as Collection Manager in the Department of Ornithology. The University of Alaska Museum (UAM) houses the definitive collection of birds from northwesternmost North America and also includes important holdings from major relevant wintering areas. Located in a region that has never had a formal biological survey, this collection has tripled in size during the past decade to about 25,000 specimens; it is an exciting time to be a specimen-based ornithologist. The Collection Manager is responsible for the daily management and development of the Bird Collection, which includes the multiple preparation types typical of modern collections. Duties include all aspects of collection growth and management, such as permitting, collecting expeditions, specimen acquisition and preparation, cat! aloguing and databasing, maintenance, loans, public inquiries and tours, purchasing and budget management, supervision of students and volunteers, and managing the use of the collection. The Collection Manager will assist the Curator in writing proposals and reports of collections-based activities and will also promote the Collection through public outreach, exhibits, reports, and presentations at meetings when appropriate. Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline and experience in specimen-based ornithology (including museum experience), specimen collection and preparation, formal communications on specimen-based science, and data management. The UA Museum is housed in a newly expanded and renovated building on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, just south of the Arctic Circle in Interior Alaska. More information can be found www.uaf.edu/museum/ and www.uaf.edu/museum/bird/. Fairbanks has ready access to incredible out! door opportunities, and as the second largest population center in Ala

Derek Sikes ffdss at uaf.edu
Fri Jul 4 20:01:15 CDT 2008


Collection Manager: Birds
University of Alaska Museum

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is seeking qualified
applicants for a position as Collection Manager in the Department of
Ornithology. The University of Alaska Museum (UAM) houses the definitive
collection of birds from northwesternmost North America and also
includes important holdings from major relevant wintering areas. Located
in a region that has never had a formal biological survey, this
collection has tripled in size during the past decade to about 25,000
specimens; it is an exciting time to be a specimen-based ornithologist.

The Collection Manager is responsible for the daily management and
development of the Bird Collection, which includes the multiple
preparation types typical of modern collections. Duties include all
aspects of collection growth and management, such as permitting,
collecting expeditions, specimen acquisition and preparation,
cataloguing and databasing, maintenance, loans, public inquiries and
tours, purchasing and budget management, supervision of students and
volunteers, and managing the use of the collection. The Collection
Manager will assist the Curator in writing proposals and reports of
collections-based activities and will also promote the Collection
through public outreach, exhibits, reports, and presentations at
meetings when appropriate.

Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree in an appropriate
discipline and experience in specimen-based ornithology (including
museum experience), specimen collection and preparation, formal
communications on specimen-based science, and data management.

The UA Museum is housed in a newly expanded and renovated building on
the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, just south of the
Arctic Circle in Interior Alaska. More information can be found
www.uaf.edu/museum/ and www.uaf.edu/museum/bird/. Fairbanks has ready
access to incredible outdoor opportunities, and as the second largest
population center in Alaska, it has important cultural, artistic, and
recreational opportunities not often available in a community of its
size.

Salary begins at about $48,588 per year with full university benefits.

To apply, please submit an application and curriculum vitae, a
collections management statement, and the names and contact information
of three references by 12 August to:
https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp? 
time=1215127710639

For questions, contact Kevin Winker, Curator of Birds, at ffksw at uaf.edu.





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