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FLMNH Collections Manager III


Reports to a Curator, Department Chair, or Director.  Operate with a greater degree of independence than lower level collections manager positions.  Collaborate with other FLMNH Collections Managers and research personnel; acquire and prepare specimens; maintain and upgrade collections; process loans; coordinate and upgrade data management systems; manage and supervise personnel including other Collection Managers, researchers, students, volunteers, and visitors; manage accounts, budgets, and purchasing; public outreach and query management.

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 long-term planning and daily maintenance of the collection and research endeavors of the collection team.
  • Oversees the collection, preparation, installation, and maintenance of specimens/artifacts into museum collections.
  • Uses and oversees the use of computer databases to track specimens/artifacts through acquisition and loans.
  • Assists in identify unknown specimens/artifacts for colleagues and the public and provides outreach in the forms of tours and speaking engagements.
  • 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 independent research or research guided by a curator.
  • May engage in formal teaching and mentoring of graduate students.
  • May apply for grants and may serve as principal investigator on awarded grants.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and ten years of experience working with a collection of appropriate discipline. Specific knowledge of the discipline for your collection area is required.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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