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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||The First Review Date for this job is: July 23, 2014 |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) at the University of California, Berkeley, is a center for research and education in the biology of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Founded in 1908, the Museum's mission is to document and increase understanding of the diversity of terrestrial vertebrates, with particular emphasis on western North America. The superb collections are at the heart of the MVZ program, where methods of field biology are combined with modern laboratory techniques and analytical methods in a comprehensive, synthetic approach. Our goals are to remain at the forefront of international research on evolutionary biology from the perspectives of systematics, ecology, behavior, functional and developmental morphology, population biology, and evolutionary genomics, and to lead the way in developing and using major natural history collections for research, education, and solving problems in biodiversity conservation. |
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||This position will implement the cataloging of the Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) as funded by the CLIR award entitled "Cataloging Hidden Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Increasing Integration and Accessibility for Interdisciplinary research." The incumbent will work with the Museum Archivist and PI's Michelle Koo and Carla Cicero to: (1) inventory, organize, and catalog in Archivist Toolkit the archival materials (unbound field notes, images and slides , historical correspondence, annotated maps, scientific artwork); (2) assist in coordinating with other ongoing archival digitization activities at the MVZ, (3) physically rehouse field notes and other materials as needed; and(3) write standard Finding Aids. |
Assisting in Archival management and implementation of grant-funded activities, including complete cataloging of MVZs archival field notebooks , images, etc ., physical rehousing of archival material, inventorying and dissemination of grant progress, developing and maintaining archival protocols and monitoring data standards.
Other duties may include:
Assisting Archivist and PI's in evaluating and prioritizing archival quality of materials.
Coordinating grant activities with ongoing digitization activities in MVZ.
Assisting with external archival requests and inquiries.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| ||Ability to perform detail-oriented tasks with irreplaceable material and data. |
Ability to work on computers and use the Internet, especially Archivist Toolkit.
Familiarity with archival procedures and standards.
Exper ience working with spreadsheets (e.g., Excel), and image and file manipulation applications and
methods (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements, etc.)
Able to work independently and communicate with others.
Interest in archiva l, biodiversity and/or natural history collections.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and three years. of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
| ||Preferred Qualifications |
| ||Knowledge of vertebrate natural history and science |
Familiarity with the MVZ archives and archival practices.
Understanding of historic and scientific significance of field related documentation such as field notes, journals, field photos, and annotated maps.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||Hourly Salary -$18.89 -$19.68 (Full-time rate) |
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| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
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