Curatorial Assistant II
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
USA – MA – Cambridge
Monday – Friday 9-5pm
Harvard University Herbaria
55 – Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Harvard University Herbaria. In the framework of a larger digitizing project ‘North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change’ the Herbaria seeks a Curatorial Assistant II who performs curatorial work on specimens as needed. Sorts specimens for easy handling for the project. Barcodes specimens, images label data from lichens and bryophytes by using a camera and enters label information into a database. Reviews created records. Files specimens back into the collection. Assists with project management. Performs related duties as required.
One year of related experience or related coursework.
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 and Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and comfort with learning new software applications.
**This is a term position ending on 6/30/2014.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

In 2008, Harvard University adopted a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% below a 2006 baseline by 2016, including growth. As part of this goal, Harvard is committed to using its campus as a living laboratory, turning research and teaching into action to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions that reduce energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions. In April 2011, Harvard announced a 10.4% decline in the University’s overall GHG Emissions since Fiscal Year 2006, including approximately three million square feet of growth, from a Fiscal Year 2006 baseline. Much of this growth was energy intensive laboratory space. Excluding growth, emissions from baseline buildings have dropped by 20.3%, reflecting both energy efficiency upgrades and occupant behavior change.

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology is committed to doing our part to help Harvard University meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal. As a part of our efforts, the OEB Green Team was formed in 2008 and meets every other month to tackle projects including energy awareness, recycling outreach, procurement best practices, the Harvard “Green Office” program, and how to make our labs more sustainable.