[Taxacom] Position Opening: Curatorial Assistant II at the Harvard University Herbaria

Ellie Taylor ebt24 at cornell.edu
Fri Apr 12 08:28:27 CDT 2019

The following Curatorial Assistant position for a digitization project is
open at the Harvard University Herbaria.

Please use the Harvard Careers website [
 ] for information and to apply. Thank you.


Curatorial Assistant II

Faculty of Arts and Sciences: 48689BR

Job Code 403079 Curatorial Assistant II

Duties & Responsibilities

The Curatorial Assistant II will work under the direct supervision of the
Director of Collections to data base and image plant specimens at the
Harvard University Herbaria (HUH). The core function of the position
involves locating plant material, mainly from the United States and Canada
in the HUH collections, capturing of digital images, and data basing of
label information. Work may also involve some conservation and repair of
damaged specimens. May perform other related general curatorial duties as

Basic Qualifications: One year of museum collections experience or related
coursework in the field of plant biology.

Additional Qualifications

Candidate must be detail oriented and able to perform repetitive tasks,
with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and willing to take
on new assignments. Experience working both independently with minimal
supervision and collaboratively with other team members. Should be able to
demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of
PC/Mac computer platforms and Microsoft Office software, including
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and comfort with learning new software

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required
to reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds;
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and rarely lift and/or move
up to 40 pounds. Regular working positions are to sit and/or stand at a
work station such as imaging station and computer. The employee is
occasionally required to get up a step stool or kneel. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information

*When applying for this position, a cover letter and resume are required.*

This is one year term position with an estimated end date of June 30, 2020,
with the possibility of an extension based on funding and performance.
Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

****All formal offers made *by FAS Human Resources

The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) include six collections and more than
five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants.
Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in
the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their
state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH
have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.

 Job Function Museum Sub-Unit


Location: USA - MA - Cambridge

Department: Harvard University Herbaria (HUH)

Time Status: Full-time

Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

*Salary Grade <https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges> *051

Appointment End Date: 30-Jun-2020

Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Identity

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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