The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM) invites applications for aCollection Manager for our Pacific Ethnology collections, which will provide day-to-day management of the collections at the Museum, including all aspects of the documentation, preservation, improvement, development, security, and use of the collections. This is a fulltime, permanent position in the Anthropology Division at YPM and the incumbent would be part of a team of six in the Division. The CM would be responsible for our Pacific collections and will be part of the team designing a new Gallery at YPM as part of Peabody’s comprehensive renovation. The position will report to the Curator-in-Charge of the Anthropology Division and the Director of Collections and Research, and should bring the following qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of Pacific ethnology and cultures.

  • Demonstrated experience in collections management and digitization.

  • Knowledge of conservation principles, procedures, methods, and materials.

  • Ability to conduct original research, to write lucidly, and to communicate effectively among diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to administer budgets, including grants and contracts.

  • Independent and self-directed, with the ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • In possession of excellent interpersonal skills and superior organizational skills. An effective collaborator, both within the department and in the larger Yale environment, with a positive attitude that supports the University’s goals.

  • Ability to represent the Peabody and the University to a local, national, and international community to promote the institution and its collection, including management of research loans, responding to inquiries, hosting visitors, and maximizing utilization of the collections.

Interested candidates should review the full job description and submit an application online at this link.  The review of applications will begin in the summer of 2021; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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