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FLMNH Collections Manager I


Reports to a Collections Manager II, III or Curator.  Perform entry level collection managers duties to include acquiring and preparing specimens; maintaining collections; loan processing with oversight; using data management systems; public outreach and query management with supervision.  Collections Manager I personnel may be involved with research projects but would not lead their own projects.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Works with the Curator in the collection, preparation, installation, and maintenance of specimens/artifacts into museum collections.
  • Uses computer databases to track specimens/artifacts through acquisition and loans.
  • Responsible for identifying unknown specimens/artifacts for colleagues and the public.
  • Builds collections and uses best practices to ensure the health and longevity of the collection.
  • May be involved with research projects.
  • In collaboration with the Curator, establishes policies related to the management of the collection.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required, and one year of experience working with a collection of an appropriate discipline.  Specific knowledge of the discipline for the collection area is required.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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