Purpose of Position:
Why does the job exist?
The position will be responsible for the maintenance and management of the Bioscience collections by providing expert physical care, providing access to collections through loans for visitors and responding to inquiries in their area of expertise. This position will also contribute to exhibitions and public programs, work closely with curators in the department and maintain an electronic database of all specimens in the collection and associated metadata.
How does it get done?
The position will manage the Biological collections to maintain organization and care of specimens in accordance with established professional museum standards and provide information on and access to the collections for biological researchers.ÂÂThe position will also prepare and catalog biological specimens and maintain up-to-date electronic database in accordance with accepted museum standards.ÂThis position willÂalsoÂconserve biological specimens and participate in the integrated pest management (IPM) program throughout the Museum to maximize care of specimens and minimize use of toxic chemicals. Incumbent willÂparticipate in museum public programs related to biological collections to educate the public about the value of biological collections and facilitate research use of Museum biological collections. The collection specialist may also be involved in field collecting of specimens in coordination with curators, students or volunteers at the museum.
Who are the customers?
This position will serveÂmuseum visitors and researchers who are interested in the collections.
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate has experience working with the following:
Associate's Degree in Art History or
other area of specialization such as Museum Studies, Museology,
Conservation Science, Anthropology or History; and two (2) years
supervised experience working with museum artifacts/collections.Â
Depending upon the Museum and the nature of the position, the hiring
agency may modify the experience. Any combination of education from an
accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct
experience in this occupation totalingÂfour (4) years may substitute for
the required education and experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.
Why You Should Join Our TeamÂ
You will receive great health and retirement benefits. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.
Office setting working in a Collections laboratory where specimens are prepped for display and research. Use of hand tools and computer. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Conditions of Employment:
Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency's utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
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