Herbarium Collection Manager

Website Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico

The Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) invites applications for a Senior Science Museum Collection Manager for the Herbarium (http://www.msb.unm.edu/divisions/herbarium/index.html), a full-time, 12-month staff position. The University of New Mexico Herbarium (UNM) is centrally located on the main campus in Albuquerque, a city with a rich cultural heritage in a biodiverse, scenic landscape. The MSB develops and maintains natural history collections for use in research and education, benefiting the university, science, and society at large.

The UNM Herbarium holds over 133,000 vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, and fungi representing the deep history of botany in the southwestern United States.  It is the oldest and most comprehensive herbarium in New Mexico, yet it has modern infrastructure, ample expansion space, and the majority of its specimens have digital and image data. The mission of the Herbarium is to support collections-based research, discovery, and education by collecting, documenting, preserving, and curating specimens and their data. Through these activities, the Herbarium provides unique learning opportunities for field and museum-based botany, enhancing scholarship and outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Mexico. Looking forward, the Herbarium is seeking new ways to implement extended (holistic) specimen models, to utilize its historical collections for the study of change over time, and to provide experiential learning for students.

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the Herbarium. The Collection Manager will be one of eight Collection Managers in the MSB. The position offers opportunities for mentoring, outreach, and career development, including research within the context of curatorial priorities.

UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Education and Experience: A Master’s Degree with at least 5 years experience with preparation and care of plant specimens and management of a plant collection is required.

Posting Salary Range: $3,553.33 – $4,629.42 Monthly (benefits eligible)

Visit the application on UNM Jobs (req16008) for more information:  https://unm.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/18/home/requisition/16008?c=unm

The following will be required: 1) A Cover Letter for this position should address any and all of the preferred qualifications that you meet for this position; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information of three references; 4) Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts will be required before date of hire); 5) Up to two representative publications or other products.

For full consideration, submit materials by August 30th, 2021. The position begins in September 2021, or as soon as possible after that.

Please contact the Herbarium Curator, Dr. Hannah Marx (hmarx[@]unm.edu), with any questions.

To apply for this job please visit unm.csod.com.

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