Curatorial Assistant

University of British Columbia

Workers – Union

Job Class
CUPE 116

Job Profile
CUPE 116 Salaried – Analysis Assistant /Technician 2

Job Title
Curatorial Assistant

Administrative Help Entomology Assortment Beaty Biodiversity Museum School of Science

Compensation Vary
$4,297.00 – $4,704.00 CAD Month-to-month

Posting Finish Date
March 4, 2024

Observe: Functions will likely be accepted till 11:59 PM on the day previous to the Posting Finish Date above.

Job Finish Date

Aug 31, 2027

This can be a half time place at 0.80FTE (30 hours/week). Observe that compensation will likely be prorated accordingly.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum, a part of UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Centre, homes over 2.1 million pure historical past specimens, presents instructional applications and displays and features a instructing lab, auditorium, and a museum retailer. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is split into a number of main collections – Spencer Entomological Assortment, Cowan Tetrapod Assortment, Fossil Assortment, Fish Assortment, Marine Invertebrate Assortment and the Herbarium which has a number of collections inside itself.
The Spencer Entomological Assortment holds practically 650,000 specimens and objects and is a serious useful resource for analysis and undergraduate and graduate engagement for the School of Science supporting the museum’s public outreach and academic programming. The Spencer Entomological Assortment is overseen by the college Entomology Assortment Director. A Assortment Curator manages day-to-day actions within the assortment.

Working immediately with the Collections Curator – Entomology, the Entomology Curatorial Assistant is answerable for technical duties within the every day operations of the Spencer Entomological Assortment, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC.

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Job Description Abstract
Performs technical duties within the every day operations of the Spencer Entomological Assortment, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC.
Organizational Standing
The Entomology Curatorial Assistant works within the Spencer Entomological Assortment and stories on to the Collections Curator. Extra Interactions  embrace working with the School Director of the Spencer Entomological Assortment, museum personnel, college students, volunteers and different guests to the museum.
Work Carried out
-Participates within the curation of specimens within the assortment.
-Assists with the acquisition and incorporation of latest materials into the gathering.
-Organizes the gathering s digital assets, together with databases and pictures.
-Participates in training and outreach actions of the museum.
-Solutions public inquiries and requests.
-Handles delicate, invaluable, and irreplaceable pinned insect specimens and related information labels.
-Performs different associated duties as required.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Works inside properly outlined pointers and procedures, however is predicted to train some initiative and judgment in establishing priorities and carrying duties by means of to completion; new or uncommon issues shall be referred to the Collections Curator. All work and choices are topic to overview by the Collections Curator.
Poor efficiency could jeopardize information integrity, yield inaccurate outcomes, and probably restrict the analysis endeavors of the Spencer Entomological Assortment.
Supervision Acquired
Receives directions throughout orientation and on subsequent new assignments or adjustments in procedures. Carries out acquainted phases of duties and duties beneath common supervision. Work is supervised by the Collections Curator.
Supervision Given
Might supervise college students, volunteers, and momentary staff
Minimal {Qualifications}
– Willingness to respect various views, together with views in battle with one’s personal
– Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing one’s personal consciousness, information, and expertise associated to fairness, range, and inclusion
Most popular {Qualifications}
Excessive Faculty commencement. Undergraduate B. Sc. in Biology or Forestry, or a associated self-discipline most well-liked;
Coaching in insect or spider taxonomy, identification, and systematics, with experience in a minimum of one insect or spider household; Minimal of two years associated expertise or the equal mixture of training and expertise.

– Expertise working with museum specimens and a information of their archival wants perferred;
– Demonstrated understanding of specimen and picture administration methods, together with Excel, DarwinCore, FileMaker Professional, and LAS Montage;
– Capacity to interpret scientific literature and to affiliate scientific literature with present mission aims;
– Capacity to prioritize and work successfully beneath strain to satisfy deadlines;
– Good handbook dexterity and the power to work sitting or standing for lengthy intervals of time;
– An articulate, accountable, and energetic particular person who takes course and is ready to work independently and inside a group setting;
– Possession of wonderful scientific language expertise and the power to carry out duties with precision and forethought.

-Capacity to find required info utilizing quite a lot of strategies (e.g., on-line info sources, manuals, professional sources).

-Capacity to determine key outcomes from scientific, statistical, and quantitative analysis findings.

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