[Taxacom] Job announcement: Collection Manager, Fungi and Lichenized Fungi (The Field Museum) - remains open until Nov 6, 2015

Matt Von Konrat mkonrat at fieldmuseum.org
Fri Oct 9 11:57:16 CDT 2015


Dear all,

Please find below a direct link advertising for a Collection Manager, Fungi
and Lichenized Fungi at The Field Museum, Chicago, U.S.A. This follows up
on a previous posting. The opening has been extended until November 6, 2015.

See: *http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?id=37289#37289
<http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers?id=37289#37289>*

The position description, responsibilities and qualifications are described
below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Matt

Collection Manager, Fungi and Lichenized Fungi
Location:Chicago, IL

This is a full-time regular position; the candidate chosen for the position
will have the opportunity for regular evaluation. Applications submitted
before November 6, 2015 will be considered by the search committee. While
there will be the opportunity to conduct research, this will be constrained
by the management priorities of the collection. The Collections Manager
will be expected to raise awareness of the collection among the general
public and promote its use (either digital or actual) by the scientific
community. In addition, depending on strategic priorities, the Collections
Manager maybe expected to organize efforts to make new collections
accessible for molecular research and develop a DNA barcode library of
fungi and lichens.

While there will be the opportunity to conduct research, this will be
constrained by the management priorities of the collection. The Collections
Manager will be expected to raise awareness of the collection among the
general public and promote its use (either digital or actual) by the
scientific community. In addition, depending on strategic priorities, the
Collections Manager maybe expected to organize efforts to make new
collections accessible for molecular research and develop a DNA barcode
library of fungi and lichens.

*Duties and Responsibilities*

   - Curation of physical specimens, including specimen preparation,
   organization, care, housing of specimens, and DNA barcoding of new
   collections
   - Conduct and coordinate the appropriate processing of new collections
   or existing collections including physical preparation, labeling,
   cataloging, accessioning and loans
   - Establishing priorities for collection care and management in
   coordination with curatorial and research staff
   - Development and implementation of collections management policies that
   are aligned with best herbarium practices
   - Provide collection access to the research community, including
   assisting researchers and students with the use of the collections
   - Digitization and continuing documentation of collections including
   databasing, correspondence, archives, publications and loan records using
   the KE Emu collection management software
   - Maintain electronic and digital records, including updating taxonomic
   and auxiliary information
   - Provide support in terms of service to the Museum community, e.g.,
   serving on committees
   - Training and supervision of staff and volunteers in their collection
   related duties
   - Develop grant proposals for collections improvements and other
   collection-based initiatives
   - Collaboration including but not limited to other collections areas,
   research scientists, conservationists, exhibits and education, including
   funding opportunities
   - Collaboration and liaison with external partners, e.g., Symbiota,
   iDigBio, GBIF
   - Provide support for promotional and institutional advancement
   activities, including opportunities to engage with donors and participate
   in behind-the-scene tours
   - Apply taxonomic expertise in identification of collections.

*Qualifications*

   - PhD. (with an emphasis in Mycology and/or Lichenology) with
   collections experience is desirable, or, in exceptional circumstances a
   Masters in Biology (with an emphasis in Mycology and/or Lichenology) with
   at least 3 year’s collection experience
   - A strong background in Mycology and Lichenology is required, including
   familiarity with other Mycology/Lichenology collections, researchers, and
   molecular lab work
   - Knowledge of taxonomic principles and collection management
   - Strong organizational skills necessary to keep collection accessible
   - Databasing and imaging skills highly desirable
   - Supervisory skills necessary for directing collection personnel,
   including volunteers


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Matt von Konrat, Ph.D., FLS
Head of Botanical Collections
Adjunct Curator & McCarter Collections Manager (Bryophytes and
Pteridophytes)
Science and Education, The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 USA
Tel: 312-665-7864 Email: mvonkonrat at fieldmuseum.org
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