Paleonet: Invertebrate Paleontology Collection Manager position, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Sessa,Jocelyn js4558 at
Thu Mar 29 17:51:15 GMT 2018

Dear colleagues,

The Invertebrate Paleontology Department of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is searching for a Collection Manager. The Academy is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas, and is situated within Philadelphia’s scenic Museums District on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The Invertebrate Paleontology collection consists of over 1 million specimens, ~ 75% of which are fossil mollusks, including ~5,000 types, with strengths in Mesozoic and Cenozoic mollusks from the US Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and from Britain.

Qualifications: Candidates should have at least a Master's Degree in either museum studies, invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, or zoology. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and extensive experience will also be considered. Experience in collections operations and digitization initiatives are required. Familiarity with collections management software, such as Specify or Arctos, and with national and international collections digitization efforts, such as iDigBio, ALA, GBIF, is desirable, as is experience in grant writing for collections management.

For Further Details on the Position and to Apply: Applicants may see the full job posting and must apply online at <>
Applicants will need to provide a CV, letter of interest, and, if selected for the second round, names and contact information for three references. Position is open until April 30 2018.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jocelyn Sessa (jsessa at

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Jocelyn A. Sessa, PhD
Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Academy of Natural Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
jsessa at
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