The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks an Assistant Collections Manager (ACM) in Invertebrate Paleontology for 2 years of an NSF-awarded multi-institutional collections digitization grant: Documenting Fossil Marine Invertebrate Communities of the Eastern Pacific (EPICC)-Faunal Responses to Environmental Change over the last 66 million years.
The NHM’s East Pacific Cenozoic invertebrate collection is among the largest and finest in the United States and is richest in molluscs from the California Neogene and Pleistocene. Digitization of these collections affords a huge potential for a broad array of research and public programs.
The successful candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. in biology, geology, paleontology, or a related discipline, experience working with natural history collections, competence using computer databases (KE-Emu) of natural history collections, and knowledge of fossil invertebrates. The ACM will be responsible for supervising and training part-time interns, volunteers, and work-study students, implementing and adjusting an efficient digitization work flow, pre-digitization specimen curation, specimen photography, georeferencing, data entry and species verification, coordinating the integration of specimen records into iDigBio, and presenting progress reports to the Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager. The ACM will work primarily with collections at the NHM’s off-site invertebrate paleontology facility in Carson, CA.
Application deadline is Nov 25th, 2015. The position will be available as early as January 1, 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org, Invertebrate Paleontology Assistant Collections Manager Search, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.