[Taxacom] Position opening: Invertebrate Zoology Collections Manager, CU Boulder

Robert Guralnick Robert.Guralnick at colorado.edu
Thu Nov 8 11:29:53 CST 2012

  Dear TAXACOM:  Excuse any cross-posting, but please find below more
details about a unique opportunity in a great institution and city here in
Mountain West.  Happy to answer any questions you might have about the job
and please do help me out by posting this as far and wide as you can!  The
quicklink is:  www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=71021

Position Title: Collections Manager, Zoology
Campus: University of Colorado at Boulder
Position Type: Exempt Prof
Date Opened: 11-07-2012
Date: Closed Open Until Filled
Full/Part Time: Part-time
Background Check Required? Yes

Posting Description: The University of Colorado Museum (CU Museum) is a
world-class natural history museum nestled against the foothills of the
Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. The CU Museum has an extensive
zoology collection and we are looking for a collections manager to guide
the continued growth and management of the physical collections and
associated resources including archives and paper records, databases,
informatics tools, tissues and genomic resources. Although we seek a
collections manager with broad zoological interests, the focus of effort
for this position is in Invertebrate Zoology. Strengths of the invertebrate
collection include extensive mollusk and crayfish material from the Rocky
Mountains and adjacent plains as well as important national and
international holdings from other crustacean and annelid groups. The
vertebrate collections have similar geographic focus and are

Additional Posting Description Duties include: Assists curator(s) in the
management of zoological collections including specimen preparation,
cataloguing and database management; systematic arrangement and storage;
conservation; routine collections tasks (i.e., sectional correspondence,
assistance to visitors, response to requests for information, and
processing of loans); museum and local community service (such as general
inquiries and collection tours); training and supervision of students and
volunteers. Emerging new duties will include management of tissues, genomic
and sequence data, along with ability to use tools essential for publishing
databases to aggregators such as GBIF.

This is a 75% time position (30 hours per week), with annual salary of
$34,526, health benefits, and pro rata vacation and sick leave provided.

The search is open until filled, but for full consideration, please submit
(upload) your application documents by November 28, 2012. Applications are
accepted at www.jobsatcu.com job posting #819725.

Please visit the CU Museum of Natural History: http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

CU Museum: Zoology Section: http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/Research/Zoology/
Required Education/Experience/Skills: (Minimum Qualifications) M.S. degree
in relevant field (Biology, Zoology, Museum and Field Studies) or
equivalent experience and education is required.
Desired qualifications: Prior experience in collection management (or
closely related work) is not required but will be given high priority.
Prior supervisory experience preferred. Also preferred is experience
utilizing tools in museum and biodiversity informatics such the Integrated
Publishing Toolkit, along with a background and experience in molecular
diagnostic techniques such as gene sequencing.

Special Instructions to Applicants To apply, please submit the following
materials atwww.jobsatcu.com job posting number 819725:

1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and
outlines qualifications
2) A current resume
3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for
three professional references

Please Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of
completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy .

If you have difficulties submitting application information, please contact
the jobsatcu help desk at: 1-855-216-7740 option 5

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on
benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at www.cu.edu/pbs/.
For additional information about the University of Colorado Boulder, go to:

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered
for employment. Background investigations for this position include a
criminal history background check.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of
employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of
the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial
and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with
disabilities by contacting human resources at hr-ada at colorado.edu or (303)
These documents are required to be uploaded Resume/Vitae
Cover Letter
List of References
These documents are optional to be uploaded Document 1
Document 2
Unofficial transcripts
Number of recommendation provider email addresses required to be entered in
application: 3
Job Posting Contact Susan Reinke
Job Posting Contact Telephone 303-492-3685
Job Posting Contact Email Susan.Reinke at colorado.edu
Job Posting Number 819725

Quicklink for Posting: www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=71021

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