Duties include overseeing all aspects of the management and utilization of the Museum’s Garrett Herbarium collection, including primary responsibility for collection maintenance, specimen identification, inventory and cataloging, database management, loan processing, and coordinating activities of student assistants and volunteers. The position also involves participation in Museum public programs, institutional planning, and assistance in preparation of grant proposals for collection support. The Collection Manager position also may assist paleoecological research initiatives in the Power Paleoecology Lab. Depending on qualifications and interests, participation in the field and collections based research will be encouraged. The Garrett Herbarium contains more than 130,000 specimens from the around the globe, but primarily represents the western United States. The Collection Manager will work with, and report to, the Curator of the Garrett Herbarium, and also will work with other collections personnel when appropriate (in the areas of registration, vertebrate zoology, paleontology, entomology, and archaeology). The position is a 12-month appointment at a competitive salary.
Candidates must have a master’s degree in Biology, botany, or related field, or equivalent experience, with an emphasis in vascular plant taxonomy and systematics. Knowledge of western North American plants preferred. Previous experience with herbarium collections and their use in research is essential. Applicants seeking additional information about this position may contact Mitchell Power, Curator of the Garrett Herbarium ().
Position Description and application can be found at:
Please fill out application on line (above link) at the University of Utah Human Resources web page. The application requires candidates to answer several questions and submit a CV, a cover letter (< 1 page), and a research statement / statement of interest (2-3 pages). Please identify three people for potential letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested following initial review of applicants.
Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013 and continue until position is filled.