Job Opening Title: Collection Manager – Section of Birds
Employer Name: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Link to job posting: https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/3542
Years of experience required: 3
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Collection Manager for the Section of Birds is responsible for the physical care, maintenance, and preservation of the bird collection, and to maintain and improve specimen records and databases. This position is responsible for incoming and outgoing loans, overseeing the preparation and integration of new specimens, and facilitating the use of the collection by researchers and other visitors. The Collection Manager will also train and supervise other personnel, volunteers, and work study students in day-to-day tasks, including georeferencing, physical organization of specimens, and collection-based research projects. Requests for loans and data must be handled in a timely manner with appropriate documentation. This position will support the needs of CMNH exhibitions, education programming, and marketing.
Other responsibilities may include participating in identifying funding opportunities and working closely with the curator in obtaining funding. Additional internal and external service may be included as part of an annual plan. Participation in professional development activities to further knowledge of collection stewardship is expected. A desire to conduct research up to or less than 10% is encouraged, but not required, and can be negotiated at the time of hiring. Collection Manager of Birds will contribute substantially to strategic development and the execution of the long-term collections plan.
The bird collection and archive are one complete section. A large part of the position involves records creation, management and digitization. Aside from preserving the physical objects, the Collection Manager must also create and maintain the collection’s records and databases.
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