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Announcement: Collection manager job in VP at Yale

National Search: Collections Manager - Vertebrate Paleontology

Reporting to the Curators of the Vertebrate Paleontology Division, the
Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager is responsible for the
management of day-to-day activities of the Vertebrate Paleontology
collections including all aspects of the growth, maintenance and use of the

Major Duties and Responsibilities: The Vertebrate Paleontology Collections
Manager collects, preserves and enhances vertebrate paleontology collections
of historical and scientific significance.    Manages the day-to-day
activities associated with the maintenance of the collections and collection
facilities.  Prepares collections-related grant proposals, including
proposals for field work, and prepares annual reports of collection
activities. Supervises the maintenance of archives associated with
collections; assigns duties and oversees the work of museum staff, students
and volunteers.  Develops curatorial systems for vertebrate specimen
collections. Supervises the computerized and manual catloguing, care and
security of all specimens and associated data. Implements recommendations to
curators concerning collections growth, maintenance and use, including
exhibit planning, accessions, loans, rights and reproductions and education
programs. Serves as principal source of information concerning the
Vertebrate Paleontology collections for visiting scholars, museum staff,
students, faculty and the public.

 Qualifications. Three years collections management experience and a Master?
s Degree, or preferably Ph.D. Degree, in Biology, Geology or a field closely
related to Vertebrate Paleontology, or equivalent combination of experience
and education. Must have extensive experience in collections management,
vertebrate paleontology, and field collecting, Must have effective
interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.  Supervisory
experience preferred. Demonstrated competence in database management,
digitization and informatics, fieldwork, and in the writing of grant
proposals and reports.

Full time position: 37.5 hours/week. Yale University offers a highly
competitive salary and liberal benefits. Qualified applicants are invited to
send a letter of application, resume and references to:
peabody.jobs@yale.edu. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
                College Park, MD  20742
Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796