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Harvard University Curatorial Assistant II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54669BRAuto req ID:54669BRJob Code:403079 Curatorial Assistant II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Curatorial Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :051Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

One year of museum collections experience or related coursework in the field of plant biology.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Candidate must be detail oriented and able to perform repetitive tasks, with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and willing to take on new assignments. Experience working both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with other team members. 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.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted.

This is one year term position with the possibility of extension based on funding and performance. Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

*All formal offers made by FAS Human Resources

The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the fourth largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Department:Harvard University HerbariaPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PMJob Function:Museum Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The core function of the position involves locating plant material pertinent to the respective digitization project in the HUH collections, barcoding the specimens, capturing of digital images, and data basing of label information, including georeferencing. Work may also involve some conservation and repair of damaged specimens. May perform other related general curatorial duties as required.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and rarely lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Regular working positions are to sit and/or stand at a work station such as imaging station and computer. The employee is occasionally required to get up a step stool or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Job Summary:

The Curatorial Assistant II will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Collections to data base and image plant specimens at the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH).