Collections Manager, Natural Sciences

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium St. Johnsbury, VT

Reporting to the Executive Director, the full-time Collections Manager, Natural Sciences has responsibility for the collections in the Fairbanks Museum’s trust. The Fairbanks Museum seeks a Collections Manager with a background in biological or natural science museum collections who has demonstrated proficiency in the core functional areas of Collections Management; conservation practices; has the administrative and planning capabilities expected of the profession; and has a working knowledge of current and emerging technologies to improve collections management practices. The successful candidate will have demonstrated professional experience with a diverse range of biological specimens, as well as ethnological collections. The ideal candidate will also have a strong appreciation for related material culture. The Collections Manager will work closely with the Archivist in matters concerning the Museum’s archival collection, and collaborate with the Director of Exhibits in collections-related matters pertaining to the Museum’s displays and exhibits. This is not a research position. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s in zoology, museum studies with an emphasis on curating science, or closely related discipline required and 4 years of related experience or Master’s in zoology, museum studies with an emphasis on curating science, or closely related discipline with 2 years of related experience. Experience with natural history collections essential. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Eagerness to live in Vermont’s beautiful and rural Northeast Kingdom. Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Adam Kane, Executive Director at EOE. Applications due by April 15. Full job description at Posted on: 03/11/2016