Harvard University Curatorial Assistant II in Cambridge, Massachusetts
54702BRAuto req ID:54702BRJob Code:403079 Curatorial Assistant II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Curatorial Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :051Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:
One year of museum collections experience or related coursework in the field of plant biology.
Additional Qualifications and Skills:
Candidate must be detail oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and willing to take on new assignments. Experience working both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively. Should be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of PC/Mac computer platforms, Zoom, and Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and comfort with learning new software applications required.
To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter are required.
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The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the fourth largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s
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Department:Harvard University HerbariaPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PMJob Function:Museum Job-Specific Responsibilities:
Processes outgoing and returned loans, borrows, gifts, exchanges, miscellaneous and image requests for researchers. Prepares labels for newly acquired specimens, and inserts labels. Sorts and files newly mounted specimens into the collection, and audits specimens in the herbaria for needed repair and makes minor repairs. Assists with the reorganization of the collections when necessary. Databases specimens, reports bugs from the database, and creates transaction paperwork. Handles pest management for part of the collection. Oversees the workflow of interns and volunteers. Assists visitors and answers questions or correspondence related to the collections. Prepares and leads tours for educational purposes, including pulling specimens. Assists with special projects and performs related duties as required.
School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and rarely lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Regular working positions are to sit and/or stand at a work station such as imaging station and computer. The employee is occasionally required to get up a step stool or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The Curatorial Assistant assists with the general curation of the vascular plant herbarium.