Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Summary: The Collections Manager is primarily responsible for the preservation, documentation, and overall management of the museum's collections.
Additional Department Summary: The Museum’s Collection Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the digitization and care of the diverse UA Museums collections housed in Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. This includes developing workflows for the digitization of the over 3,000,000 diverse 2- and 3-dimensional objects and specimens, developing strategies for the organization and storage of the diverse natural history collections making sure to that proper archival housing of objects/specimens and modern collections management techniques are used, training and managing researchers working on grants and student employees, and serving as the subject matter expert on the care of collection objects/specimens. All in accordance with best museum practices and the UA Collections Management Policy.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in museum studies, Biology, Zoology, or a field of science; and experience using collection management information systems for research purposes, with three (3) years of collections care experience.
Must be willing to become a member of SPNHC (Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections).
Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of taxonomic rank and nomenclature, personal computers, and standard Microsoft office software, as well as specialized collections management software, especially in database management (MS Excel, MS Access, FileMaker Pro, and Arctos), and the ability to quickly learn new and evolving programs. Organization skills, with attention to detail. Verbal and written skills. Ability to supervise, prioritize, problem solve, and employ creative use of budgetary spending.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Geology, Biology, Entomology, Anthropology, or a field of science is preferred and three (3) years of experience.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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