Collection Manager, Pacific Ethnology
Essential Duties 1. Manages day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance of the collections, archives, supporting documentation, and collection facilities. 2. Responsible for all aspects of collection management including processing of incoming materials, existing collections, care and conservation, documentation and security. 3. Supervises data-basing and cataloging of all specimens and associated data; works with IT to ensure integrity of collections databases. 4. Manages international, federal and state compliance issues related to collecting, import/export, repatriation and transportation of collections. 5. Assigns duties and oversees the work of museum staff, students and volunteers. 6. Administers divisional budgets and funds for collection improvements; manages grants and contracts. 7. Advises curator regarding collections growth, accessions, destructive sampling and rights and reproduction requests. 8. Promotes knowledge of the collection through exhibitions, public education initiatives, museum programs and other museum events; interacts with the public, and participate in outreach programs. 9. Keeps records of collections usage and growth; prepare s reports of collection activities. 10. Organize s and participates in field work and expeditions to collect specimens 11. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience Master's degree in a related field and three years of museum related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process. Position Focus: Reporting to the Curator-in-Charge of the Anthropology Division and the Director of Collections and Research, the Collection Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Pacific Ethnology collections at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM), including all aspects of the documentation, preservation, improvement, development, and use of the collections. Manage day-to-day activities associated with the maintenance of the collections, associated archives and supporting documentation, and collection facilities; coordinates with Division staff on priorities and activities. Responsible for all aspects of collection management including processing of incoming material and existing Pacific ethnology collections, care and conservation, documentation, and security. Supervise cataloging, databasing and digitization of all objects and associated data; works with Computer Systems Office to ensure integrity of collections databases. Manage international, federal and state compliance issues related to collecting, import/export, and transportation of collections. Assign duties and oversees the work of museum staff, students and volunteers. Administer divisional budget and funds for collection improvements; manage grants and contracts. Represent the Division on Peabody committees. Coordinate Division activities in Museum-wide initiatives such as integrated pest management programs, risk assessments, disaster planning and space planning. Represent the Peabody and the University to a local, national, and international community to promote the institution and its collection, including management of research loans, responding to inquiries, hosting visitors and maximizing utilization of the collections. Build connections for improved communications with Yale special collections, academic programs and other related groups; advocate for use of collection in teaching and research across the University. Advise Curator-in-Charge regarding collections growth, accessions, destructive sampling and rights and reproduction requests. Promote knowledge of the collection through exhibitions and public education initiatives, museum programs and other Museum events; interact with the public and participate in outreach programs. Lecture and provide tours, as appropriate, on the collection and in area of expertise. Keep records of collections usage and growth and prepare reports of collection activities. Carry out research directly related to collection improvement and development. Write grants directly related to collection improvement, development and digitization and participate in other fundraising activities. Organize and participate in activities to acquire objects; manage donor relations. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: M.S. or M.A. in the sciences, fine art, anthropology or museum studies and at least three years of museum experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 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