Job | Assistant Collections Manager – Vertebrate Paleontology


  • Position: Assistant Collections Manager – Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Employer: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
    Position requires at least one year of experience.
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until filled
  • Applications: here
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Offer full description:

Posted On: February 1st, 2018
Assistant Collections Manager – Vertebrate Paleontology
Los Angeles, CA, US

Worker Category: Regular Part-Time

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking an Assistant Collections Manager for our Research and Collections Department. This position Provides technical, curatorial and limited administrative support to the Curator in the performance of research and educational activities in a collection center and to the Collection Managers in the care and maintenance of one or more research collection centers. Adheres to all institutional, divisional and section guidelines in the management of the Museum’s collections.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Participates in curation and collection management activities including identifying, classifying, preparing and preserving objects and specimens for research, exhibition and education. May participate in fieldwork. Contributes to conservation of objects as it relates to storage and/or display. Exercises independent judgment in the classification of artifacts and specimens under the general direction of a Curator, Director or Collections Managers.
Maintains collection records and supplies data for research projects and reports. Uses computerized databases and digital technology to document information on collections and their locations. Catalogues specimens/objects and localities as necessary for research and exhibitions. Assists visiting scientists by providing access to the collections as directed by the Curator, Director or Collections Manager. Assists in processing loan requests.
Assist in the routine monitoring and maintenance of the collections work space, including any laboratory areas, and collection objects and specimens.
Participates in the Museum’s Public Program activities, including but not limited to, assisting with exhibitions, presentation of public lectures, instruction of Museum classes and participating in educational programs.
Provides operational coordination to staff, volunteers, work study students, interns, and contractors as needed.
Maintains working space, collection tools, equipment and supplies.
Conducts collection and lab tours as needed.

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This position has the following requirements:

Familiarity with basic collection conservation and care.
Must have object handling skills.
Demonstrated competency in the use and care of compound and dissecting microscopes.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
Position requires at least one year of experience in the specialized field involving the collection, e.g. identification or classification, preparation and conversation of specimens and/or artifacts for study, research or exhibitions.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking employees who have demonstrated experience and commitment working with a diverse community. Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a part-time, regular, non-exempt position.

A cover letter, current resume, and list of 3-4 references are required for all applicants.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Interested candidates please visit www.nhm.org/jobs and click the link of the position for which you are interested.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please- No Phone Calls, Faxes, or Emails.”


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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)

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