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Harvard University Curatorial Assoc., Malacology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54623BRAuto req ID:54623BRJob Code:390058 Museum Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Curatorial Associate, MalacologySub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree required in a biology field with an emphasis in malacology and/or natural history museum studies. 7+ years of curatorial experience in a mollusk collection. Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience. Experience in handling mollusk specimens required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Knowledge of anatomy and systematics of invertebrates, but especially mollusks. Familiarity with federal and state permitting requirements, including knowledge of threatened and endangered mollusk species. Demonstrated writing, public speaking, and organizational skills; excellent computer skills, including database management. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, as well as the ability to work both independently and in a busy team environment.

Additional Information:

In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted.

*All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

With rich collections comprised of more than 21 million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University has been a center for research and education focused on advancing evolutionary biology and biodiversity science since its founding in 1859.

Department:Museum of Comparative ZoologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PMJob Function:Museum Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Supervises daily activities of the regular curatorial staff assigned to the mollusk collection, temporary staff and students. Also oversees activities of academic and non-academic visitors, researchers and students using the collections. Management responsibilities include building and developing a diverse and effective team; planning and delegating work effectively; communicating and monitoring performance expectations; motivating and developing direct reports; and ensuring compliance with Harvard-wide, FAS and MCZ policies and procedures, as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations. Expected to attend selected national and international meetings of professional associations related to management, research and teaching activities in malacological collections. Responsible for managing the curation of existing and new collections. Oversees and processes all incoming/outgoing specimen loans, including proper documentation for import/export permits. Facilitates new acquisitions through fieldwork, donations, etc. Oversees the proper accessioning with required documents, including capture in MCZbase and maintenance of departmental accession files. Responsible for the accurate input, enhancement and updating of departmental collections data in MCZbase. Prepares and monitors departmental budgets and orders collections-related supplies. Consults with Collections Operations on the development of work/research areas and collection space for specimens. Assists in preparation of grant proposals for collection or facilities improvement and supervises the projects when funded. departments. In conjunction with the Director of Collections Operations and the faculty-curator, the Curatorial Associate (CA) assists with development of policies and processes that conform to best-practice standards for long-term preservation and conservation of specimen collections in accordance with and as defined by natural history museum associations (e.g., Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, American Alliance of Museums, American Malacological Society). Participates in museum-wide initiatives and collaborative projects, including with other MCZ curatorial. Assists professional and student researchers, and the public, with questions.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods, walk, climb or balance, stoop, reach, kneel and/or crouch, often on uneven terrain or wet surfaces. Must be able to lift and/or move objects weighing 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

Office and collection setting.

Job Summary:

Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) is hiring a Curatorial Associate in Malacology. With input from the Director, the Faculty-Curators in Malacology, and the Director of Collections Operations, the Curatorial Associate (CA) determines short- and long-term collection priorities.