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FLMNH Collections Manager II


Reports to a Collections Manager III or Curator.  Acquire and prepare specimens; maintain collections; process loans with limited oversight; using data management systems; manage and supervise personnel including researchers, students, volunteers, and visitors; manage accounts, budgets, and purchasing with supervision; perform public outreach and query management. Collection Managers II 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 or collection manager III 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 hire, train, and supervise volunteers, students, and staff.
  • May perform research usually under the guidance of a curator or collection manager III.
  • May perform outreach by giving talks at schools or other engagements.
  • 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 five years of experience working with a collection of appropriate discipline.  Specific knowledge of the discipline for your collection area is required.

Licensure and Certification



May assist in supervision of OPS, interns and volunteers.

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