Collection Manager, Vertebrate Paleontology - Yale University
Company: Association of Academic Museums & Galleries.
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 12, 2022
-54457BR Yale University offers exciting opportunities for
achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently
located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative
capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three
major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater,
state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. General Purpose: Reporting to
the Curator-in-Charge of the Division, under the direction of
Vertebrate Paleontology (VP) Curators, and in conjunction with the
Director of Collections and Research, the VP Collection Manager is
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the VP Division, with
the primary goal of promoting the use, maintenance, and growth of
Vertebrate Paleontology collections at the Yale Peabody Museum of
Natural History (YPM).
- Manages all aspects of specimen loans, including consultation
with Preparation Lab to ensure safe packing and shipping, and
tracks internal and external usage statistics, including frequency
of taxon/specimen use.
- Manages the housing of specimens and the arrangement of
collections for long-term preservation and usefulness; oversees
collections facilities, access requests, and security.
- Oversees cataloging and digitization efforts for incoming
collections, backlogs, loans, and research or teaching requests;
promotes dissemination of specimen information through on-line
collections portals including image databases and 3-D
- Provides taxonomic identifications of specimens and assesses
their associated data for accuracy and historical context,
including promoting continuous upgrades to specimen identifications
- Oversees efforts to improve specimen organization,
preservation, and conservation, in consultation with the Chief
- Manages specimen acquisition, accessioning, permitting and
reporting processes associated with acquisitions, incoming
collections; manages international, federal and state compliance
issues related to collecting, import/export, and transportation of
collections for acquisitions and loans.
- Coordinates with Development staff on fund-raising
opportunities; writes collections-improvement grants to improve
curation, accessibility, and preservation of VP collections.
- Plans and develops exhibits, including writing interpretive
labels, and assists with selecting specimens for display; consults
with Chief Preparator on specimen preparation, mount making,
exhibit maintenance (e.g., cleaning, repair) and installation.
- Leads field expeditions, where 3-5 mile hikes over rough
terrain are common.
- Uses various industrial equipment to conduct duties. Operates
gas-powered and pneumatic saws, jack hammers, and tools for removal
of rock matrix in the field and laboratory.
- Represents VP Division on YPM committees. The Peabody Museum is
preparing to embark on a four-year expansion project, thanks to a
$160 million gift made by Edward P. Bass '67. The project will
allow the Peabody to add 50% more gallery space and will enhance
the experience of museum-goers, students and researchers alike. For
more information on the expansion project, please visit
http://peabodyevolved.yale.edu/ . Required Education and
Experience: Master's degree in a related field and three years of
museum related experience or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. Qualifications:
- Administrative, management, and supervisory skills.
- Knowledge of vertebrate anatomy, systematics, and fossil
- Knowledge of conservation principles, procedures, methods, and
- Knowledge of collection databasing, imaging, and workflows.
Knowledge of fieldwork techniques.
- Oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal
skills. Ability to work independently.
- Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree preferred,
preferably in a field related to vertebrate paleontology. At least
three years' experience in a museum environment, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience, in a field related to
vertebrate paleontology. Valid motor vehicle license. Application:
For more information and immediate consideration, please apply
online at http://bit.ly/2HA1yiz . Please be sure to reference this
website when applying for this position. We invite you to discover
the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at
Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful
accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the
best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal
paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety
of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much
more. Yale University considers applicants for employment without
regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an
individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as
a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate
on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or
expression. The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is
the leading educational and professional organization for academic
museums, galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique
opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG
establishes and supports best practices, educational activities and
professional development that enable its member organizations to
fulfill their educational missions.
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