1. Develops and modifies operational systems, educational programs and related teaching aids. 2. Serves as a principal source of information to the public, visiting scholars and students. 3. Explains and describes the collection and available reference material through workshops, lectures and in response to inquiries. 4. Prepares and monitors budgets, grants and financial material related to particular collection and exhibits. Maintains the order of and ensures the special care, security and proper user handling of collection or educational programs. 5. Identifies and implements conservation programs for collections. Reconstructs, repairs, and restores art/specimens using preservation and conservation techniques. Catalogues and makes specialized identifications of new acquisitions. 6. Selects art/specimens for display. Prepares collection for exhibition. May assist with installing and dissembling exhibits. Conducts research related to the collections and exhibits. 7. Coordinates and assigns teaching schedules. Composes correspondence related to the collections and exhibits. 8. Oversees and instructs other support staff. 9. May collect specimens for use in exhibits. 10. Performs clerical functions incidental to museum activities.
Preferred Education: Two years' experience in museum collections management activities, experience in care, handling, packing and digitization of natural history collections. Experience teaching natural history-related concepts, either formally or informally is also preferred. Bachelor's degree in natural history related field (e.g.) Geology, Earth Science, Anthropology, or related field.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Two years' experience in museum collections management activities, experience in care, handling, packing and digitization of natural history collections. Experience teaching natural history-related concepts, either formally or informally is also preferred. Bachelor's degree in natural history related field (e.g.) Geology, Earth Science, Anthropology, or related field.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven record of excellent attendance and punctuality. Previous demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of attention to accuracy and detail.
Posting Position Title: Museum Assistant 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Knowledge and demonstrated ability working with a variety of museum objects and natural science specimens.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Museum Assistant-2
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability with computerized databases, Excel, digital photography, and other computer software. PREFERRED: KE EMu.
Required Skill/ability 4: Familiarity with museum standards and best practices.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability in an active team environment while exercising discretion and independent judgement. Meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.