The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time Collections Manager for the Environmental Archaeology Program (EAP). The EAP Collection Manager will report to the EAP Curator and will oversee and manage the curation of the environmental archaeological and modern comparative collections and associated archives and data; manage laboratory activities by personnel and visitors; manage finances and purchases; coordinate outreach activities to the public; and, in cooperation with the Curator, coordinate and update EAP strategic plans, seek funds for collections support, and conduct research and teaching as appropriate.
DUTIES: Specific duties will include acquiring, preparing, maintaining, and upgrading EAP specimens including modern comparative and archaeological animal, plant, and soil materials and associated archives and data; maintaining and upgrading data management systems, entering collection/research data, and integrating outdated collection data; coordinating specimen transactions including loans and acquisitions; coordinating, training, and supervising employees, student assistants, volunteers, and visiting researchers; managing accounts, budgets, and purchasing; and maintaining laboratory operations safety. Additional duties will include working closely with the Curator on updating policies and protocols, and on securing funds to support collection curation and management; outreach activities including responding to requests from researchers and the general public, participating in public education programs and exhibit planning, coordinating tours, press visits, and donor communications within the EAP collection; and serving on FLMNH committees and committees of appropriate professional and research societies. It is also expected that the EAP Collections Manager will participate in environmental archaeology research projects in cooperation with the curator, and, as time permits and if desired, lecture (graduate or undergraduate) through an affiliated department.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered, all applications must be submitted on-line by 11:55 (EDT) October 27, 2017. To submit an application packet, please go to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and search by Job#504806.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of experience working with a collection of an appropriate discipline.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. preferred, with specific knowledge of biology and archaeology, and an understanding of circum-Caribbean environmental archaeology research and collections; at least five years of experience curating an environmental archaeology collection, and an understanding of the special housing, storage, and regulatory requirement for circum-Caribbean modern and archaeological animal, plant, and soil collections; knowledge of environmental archaeological field and laboratory techniques and proficiency in the identification, preparation, and curation of modern comparative and archaeological environmental archaeology collections; experience with curatorial and collection management responsibilities; skills in managing paid staff, unpaid volunteers, and graduate and undergraduate students; experience and skills with database development and management; ability to successfully secure grants and demonstrated ability for effective scholarly writing, research, and communication with peers, students, and the general public.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
About Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
The Environmental Archaeology Program of the Florida Museum of Natural History is a research and teaching laboratory devoted to the reconstruction of the ancient environments of Southeastern North America and the circum-Caribbean, encompassing Mexico, Central America (including the SE USA, and northern South America). Our aim is to understand the deep-time history of the relationship between human...s and their environments. Learn more at www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/envarch/home/.
The Florida Museum of Natural History, part of the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida, is a leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, using its expertise to advance knowledge, solve real world problems, and impact public policy and perception. An engaging and impactful hub for teaching and learning science, the Museum has been particularly successful at utilizing research collections and making them accessible to diverse audiences, demonstrating relevance in their daily lives. In so doing, the Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future.