Fwd: University of Michigan Herbarium - Available Position

Susan Therese Meiers ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Tue Sep 9 04:23:41 EST 2003


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Coordinator of Museum Collections – University of Michigan Herbarium

The University of Michigan Herbarium is searching for a Coordinator of
Museum Collections to manage the algae, bryophyte, and part of the vascular
plant collections at the University of Michigan Herbarium.  Reporting to the
Curators of these collections, this individual would receive and process
loans, gifts and exchanges of specimens from other institutions and
individuals, including unpacking, record keeping, assessing specimen
condition, database updating, and refiling as appropriate; similarly process
outgoing loans, gifts, and exchanges including pulling specimens to be sent
from the collection and screening for those needing repair by plant
mounters; update curatorial and collection databases as required, including
preparing annual reports or shorter term summaries as needed from the data.
In addition, this person would assist the curators with preparation of grant
proposals to enhance collections, including databasing proposals, preparing
labels for collections, and greet and assist visitors who want to use the
collections.  Participation in special projects required for proper curation
of the collections would be expected including redistribution of
collections, repackaging of bryophytes, and any associated library work
related to upgrade the collections, including verification of type
specimens, etc.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a Masters degree in Plant Biology,
with experience in plant systematics and herbarium practices; an MS or Ph.D.
in Plant Systematics and three years collection management experience is
preferred.  Candidates should have experience in the use of systematic
literature and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and some
familiarity with some of the most widespread digital cataloging software
specific for biological research collections and/or digital imaging. Must
have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

Interested applicants should visit http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/ and click
“How to Apply” to find applicable forms and instructions.   Completed
applications should be submitted to The University of Michigan, Recruiting &
Career Services/Temporary Staffing Services, Room G250 Wolverine Tower, 3003
South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1281.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.

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