Manager of Scientific Collections

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0736-9087
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 567


Under the general direction of designated supervisor, serves as the curator for a scientific collection which supports the teaching and research activities of a large academic/research department and which is available to other interested scientists.


  1. Is responsible for the organization and maintenance of a scientific collection used for research and instructional purposes.
  2. Identifies and prepares specimens for addition to collection requiring knowledge of taxonomy, scientific discipline, techniques and catalogs.
  3. Interviews, hires, trains and supervises student workers who assist in maintaining the collection; instructs and trains independent study students in both practical and theoretical museum problems.
  4. Responds to inquiries from scientific investigators regarding museum holdings and special needs and assists visiting scientists in using collection.
  5. Maintains liaison with curators at other institutions, sharing information and collection specimens as appropriate.
  6. Serves as a resource to other agencies and the public regarding species identification, pest problems and status of rare and endangered species.
  7. Prepares special exhibits for instructional and public use.
  8. Collects specimens for addition to collection, requiring knowledge of appropriate scientific field techniques.
  9. Purchases equipment and supplies and other materials necessary to maintain collection.
  10. Maintains museum data on computerized files and utilizes computer software for data retrieval.
  11. Maintains related scientific library.
  12. Writes annual report and assists in writing grant proposals.
  13. Is responsible for the safe packing and shipping of items on loan.
  14. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in field of specialization
  2. Working knowledge of taxonomy, classification and morphology.
  3. Experience in museum work with knowledge of curatorial techniques.


  1. Ph.D. in Entomology or Biology.

Date Created: 6/28/85