[Taxacom] Job: Terrestrial Vertebrates Curator

Leon Perrie LeonP at tepapa.govt.nz
Thu Dec 10 14:10:17 CST 2009

The position of Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates at Te Papa has just
been advertised on our website.  Here's the link which gives you all
the details:
Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.    

Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates 
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is seeking to appoint a
Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates within its Natural Environment team.
The appointee will work closely with the Curator of Fossil Vertebrates
and a Collection Manager.  The position will have primary responsibility
for Te Papa's collection of 28,000 birds and 10,000 other terrestrial

The successful candidate will be expected to:-

* Develop and curate all groups represented in Te Papa's collection of
terrestrial vertebrates. 

* Conduct biosystematic research on priority groups of New Zealand
terrestrial vertebrates, preferably using both morphological and
molecular techniques. 

* Work proactively with the Curator of Fossil Vertebrates to develop
strong research partnerships, secure external research funding, and
build relationships with stakeholders in other organisations and

* Contribute to the development of Natural Environment exhibitions,
visitor experience products, and outreach activities, especially in
relation to terrestrial vertebrates. 

* Actively develop web-based products that contribute to Te Papa's
website, Collections Online and other online initiatives.  

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent competency, a
track record of published research in terrestrial vertebrates,
experience of curating or working with collections, and a commitment to
outreach activities and exhibition development in a team-based museum

This is a full time permanent appointment.

Applications close at 10am on Monday 1 February 2010.

For further details contact recruitment at tepapa.govt.nz and quote
reference TP1020.

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