The Digitization Manager will work under the direct supervision of
the Director of Collections and work closely with HUH’s IT team and
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390057 Museum Manager
Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master’s degree in Biology, Museum Studies, Anthropology, or
related field; 5+ years of related experience. Education may count
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Advanced degree preferred. Knowledge of biodiversity informatics,
digital resource management, specimen digitization, databasing, and
georeferencing in natural history museums, Extensive knowledge and
experience in biodiversity data science, standards (e.g., Darwin
Core), digitization best practices, specimen imaging, image
processing and submission, access and use of SQL databases,
comprehensive management and quality control for images, occurrence
data, workflows, interfaces, and publishing occurrence data. Strong
and outgoing interpersonal communication skills with the ability to
lead a team. Excellent verbal and written communication, incl.
writing technical reports. Proficiency with computer software
(e.g., Word, Excel, Photoshop). Good judgment, analytical thought,
attention to detail, creative, high level of organization, and
innovation in solving problems that occur day to day.
In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and
resume must be submitted.
***All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) include six collections and
more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and
vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university
herbarium collections in the world and the fourth largest herbarium
in the United States. With their state-of-the-art research
laboratories and world-class libraries, the HUH has been a
centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.
Harvard University Herbaria (HUH)
Criminal, Education, Identity
Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week
The Digitization Manager will be responsible for supervision and
training of digitization staff and manage all regular project
operations of the digitization such as organizing and coordinating
of the project workflows, ensuring that digitization protocols are
in place and met, and aggregating and making accessible online
specimen metadata. The Digitization Manager will provide data
quality control, analytics of data, and coordinate and deliver
progress reports. The Digitization Manager will work closely with
partner institutions from collaborating herbaria, serve as a
liaison to iDigBio in digitization activities, and participate in
regular meetings and workshops. This position will also involve
databasing that includes full data capture, minimal data capture or
skeletal data capture, relevant to the task at hand. This role will
image specimens using a variety of equipment and software. The
Digitization Manager will also add georeference data of specimens
and update specimen records in database. General curatorial tasks
will include sorting and filing specimens as well as minor repairs
to ensure that the Herbaria collections are curated and cared for
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected
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With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be
up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
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