Herbarium Collections Manager, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

The University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) is a diverse, top 100, global collection of vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens, with specimens from every continent and strengths in collections from the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, as well as other parts of the Neotropics. The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), which is Florida’s official state-sponsored and chartered natural history museum, is soliciting applications to fulfill the Collections Manager position at the University of Florida Herbarium. The Collections Manager is an employee of the University of Florida and reports to the Curator of the herbarium.

This position has broad responsibilities, including but not limited to, collections curation and management, specimen processing, overseeing of volunteers and students, loan management, database maintenance and digitization efforts, grant writing and administration, collections-based research, and public outreach activities. The successful candidate would also work collaboratively across other collections in the FLMNH and with other departments on campus, as necessary.

The University of Florida Herbarium is dedicated to public outreach and promoting plant sciences and awareness, and actively participates in international, as well as local, research projects. We collaborate with colleagues nationally and internationally and prioritize diversity within our collections, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. A successful candidate would be expected to promote, support, increase and celebrate this diversity and facilitate equitable accessibility and use of the herbarium collection.

Collection Management 

Outreach

Research 

Other Functions 

Works with the local Gainesville and UF community to further our efforts to highlight the importance of plants and plant research.

Application process

Interested applicants must apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/517022.

The Florida Museum’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At FLMNH, we strive to create a more diverse and inclusive student, faculty, and staff experience at the University of Florida. As a university-based museum, we believe it is essential that we, as educators, develop pathways for learners of all ages and wide-ranging audiences toward increased diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in STEM and Social Science disciplines and workforces. We are committed to the ongoing self-reflection and work needed to serve students from historically underrepresented groups within the greater University of Florida community, especially through student mentorship, teaching, public outreach, and experiential learning opportunities. Candidates who, through their job duties, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UF community are encouraged to apply.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.