Temporary Research Technician - Museum

University of Alaska

Temporary Research Technician - Museum

• Job No:
• Classification:Temporary Technical
• Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 77
• Work type:On Campus, Temporary
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UA Museum of the North
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Arts/Museum, Research/Science

Position Summary:
Join the botany team at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and explore all the museum collections in time. The museum is recruiting for a full time temporary position to synchronize UA Museum of the North collection records with National Park Service records. This is a unique opportunity to learn about all the museum's collections and work within each one.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North holds the physical specimens for natural history collections made in Alaska National Parks. The Museum uses the Arctos collections management system to manage metadata about these collections, while the National Park Service (NPS) keeps its own full metadata for the collections in a different database. Over the years, the contents of these two data systems have diverged, as new identifications, annotations and other changes have been made in Arctos. This position will work to synchronize records in these two data systems using an existing pipeline of informatics tools. Work will progress through each National Park in turn (17 total) first within the botanical collections, then moving to other disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications:

* General computer skills (managing files, using cloud documents, good spreadsheet experience)
* Demonstrated exactitude and care in working with data
* Good communication and collaboration skills

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/compensation/files/fy24_temp_staff_salary_grid.pdf, temporary position offering a competitive salary and unique work experience with various museum collections.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Emilie Nelson at mailto:emilie.nelson@alaska.edu or (907) 474-6643.

Applications Close: 30 Jun 2024

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/4800372

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Fairbanks, AK

19 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-06-30