Paleonet: Job Offers: NHM Collections Managers

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Thu Apr 26 05:15:25 UTC 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


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)
palaeontology/cv-5463.html (Web Page)


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