Reports to the MCZ's Director, Collections Operations. Duties include facilitating projects pertaining to best-practice standards and/or museum-wide initiatives, gathering data for Collections Ops initiatives in multiple collections, record keeping and other administrative functions required for MCZ-wide exhibition loans, environmental monitoring and integrated pest management, helping to coordinate and train department staff. Other duties may include functions in relation to the MCZ-wide collection database; accessions, preservation, maintenance, and renovation of collection; collection-related clerical duties; responds to pertinent inquiries and visitors to the MCZ collections and facilities; and executes related duties as assigned.
With rich collections comprised of more than 21 million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University has been a center for research and education focused on advancing evolutionary biology and biodiversity science since its founding in 1859.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background in biology. Minimum of two years' experience in museum procedures, protocols, and best-practice standards required, including knowledge of systematic collections, collection databases and museum procedures. Experience and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Position requires knowledge and discretion of confidential information and management decisions. Detail oriented with a high level of organization, ability to handle a variety of tasks, shifting priorities, and to work independently as well as part of a team.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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