The Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a Project Administrator. With ca. 125,000 specimens, the herbarium is the third largest in the State of Ohio and maintains a collection that is focused on regional flora, but that is worldwide in scope. We seek a herbarium Project Administrator with a strong interest in natural history collections and museum curation, and with a strong commitment to the continued growth of the Fulford Herbarium as an important resource for research and education.
Database entry, imaging and management of the UC fungal collection
Conservation and, where necessary, restoration of damaged specimens, specimen labels, and archival storage
Georeferencing of databased specimens
Design, creation, and deployment of a new herbarium webpage
Training and supervision of volunteers and work study student workers
Additional activities may include design and creation of an exhibit in Rieveschl Hall to highlight the herbarium, databasing of bryophyte specimens, creating and maintaining a social media presence, working with the curator to create a 'herbarium policies' document, and collaborating on writing collection-based grants in support of the herbarium
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Museum Curation or a closely related field; -OR- an Associate's degree with two (2) years of experience; or four (4) years of basic to intermediate project management–related experience.
The ideal candidate will have completed a 2-year herbarium internship or have 3-5 years of herbarium curation experience. In addition they must be highly organized, motivated, and possess the imitative to work independently to recognize and complete important tasks. Knowledge and experience include database management, a minimum of 2 years working with Symbiota (in particular the Mycology Collections Portal), experience reading herbarium collection labels, including interpretation of difficult handwriting, and the ability to read French, German, and Latin, knowledge of proper specimen handling and archival best practices, and a working knowledge of fungal classification and identification to the family level. Experience with website design and experience with science writing for the general public is highly desirable.
Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search Requisition #34782). In addition to the online application you must attach a current copy of your resume or CV. In addition to these items, you must also include a cover letter, not to exceed one page, describing your curatorial experience and qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to respond to a question describing your experience with, and commitment to diversity. Please include the names of three (3) references, also. If you have any questions about the position please email Dr. Eric Tepe at eric.tepe.uc.edu.
We will begin reviewing applications as they are received and continue to accept and review applications until the position has been filled.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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