Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Burke has a new collections management job posting

Burke Museum - Paleontology Collections Manager

The University of Washington Burke Museum invites applications for the
full-time position, collections manager of paleontology. The museum, located
on the university campus in Seattle, is a repository for research
collections and has substantial exhibit and K-16 outreach programs.
Currently the division includes three curators, one full-time collections
manager, one full-time fossil preparator, and more than 20 adjunct curators
and research associates. Paleontological collections at the Burke Museum are
actively growing and include more than three million specimens distributed
in several subdisciplines: vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany (including
pollen and phytoliths), invertebrate paleontology, and micropaleontology.
Smaller collections of minerals and meteorites are also included in the
divisional holdings. 

The successful candidate will assist the curators in day-to-day operations.
Specific responsibilities include: managing collections budgets, including
ordering supplies and equipment; scheduling and monitoring of visiting
researchers; processing loans; processing new acquisitions; maintaining lab
and field equipment; preparing collections-related grants, permits, and
subsequent reports; training and supervising volunteers and students;
managing digital resources, including the digitization of collections data
and its dissemination on the internet. In addition, educational
responsibilities include facilitating use of the collections in
undergraduate and graduate courses as well as in exhibit and public

Here is the link:
UW req #98464

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