Paleonet: Job Offers: NHM Collections Managers

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at nhm.ac.uk
Thu Apr 26 05:15:25 GMT 2007


Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum (London)
 
Invertebrates & Plants Collections Managers
 
Starting salary: £27,185 - £33,000 pa (depending on experience)
 
Closing Date ­ 9 May 2007
            
The Department of Palaeontology is seeking two experienced collection
managers specialising in invertebrate or fossil plant collections who can
lead the department¹s Invertebrates and Plants A and B curation teams and
apply their expertise to the support of a wide range of palaeontological
studies. The Invertebrates and plants A-Team covers a diverse group of taxa
including arthropods, corals, bryozoans and plants whilst the B-Team is
responsible for the collections of fossil molluscs, brachiopods, sponges,
and Œworms¹. Together, these collections comprise more than eighty per cent
of the Palaeontology Department¹s holdings. We are looking for highly
motivated, self-confident individuals with extensive collections management
experience who will be able to develop a strong collections management
programme underpinning the major research programmes of the NHM. You will
need to have good organisational, leadership and team-working/collaborative
skills, as well as a high degree of personal creativity.
 
You must have a BSc or equivalent, specialist knowledge of the systematics
of a fossil invertebrate or plant group, a demonstrable knowledge of
contemporary collections management procedures, and have experience in
project managing curation projects. You should also be willing to
proactively contribute to the Museum¹s income generation needs as well as
its media and outreach programmes which communicate science information to a
wide and diverse audience.
 
Relevant post-graduate education, experience of writing successful
collections grant applications and undergraduate or postgraduate teaching
are all highly desirable. The position will be a permanent appointment after
a one-year probationary interval.
 
For further information including a full job description and to apply online
please visit the Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs
<http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs>

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Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD


(0)207 942-5204 (Office)
(0)207 942-5546 (Fax)
http://www.nhm.ac.uk//research-curation/staff-directory/
palaeontology/cv-5463.html (Web Page)

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