Collection Manager of Fishes

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7116668 (Ref.No. ta223089)
Posted: November 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Responsible for the daily curatorial operations and management of the SNOMNH Fish Collection. Develop and maintain the collection, database, and support research and exhibition programs. Maintain the Fish Collection website, including the online database and image library. Ensure proper permits and documentation for field collection and loan and exchange of museum specimens. Assist curator, faculty, scholars, and students in obtaining and identifying specimens for their research projects. Assist in organizing and preparing presentations and programs highlighting collection materials and research activities. Train and supervise students, interns and volunteers, and helping visitors make use of the collection.


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree  

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of museum-related work experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of acceptable museum practices and standards for collection care, collection and database management, documentation, digitization, conservation, and registration methods for collections
  • Knowledge of best practices for the preservation and exhibition of physical objects and their data (e.g., metadata standards, data management, etc.)
  • Interpersonal skills commensurate with representing the collection in one-on-one and group settings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent skills in organization and time management
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Must use established occupational health and safety practices


  • Valid Driver’s License

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Required to be mobile, agile, bend, stoop, squat, climb, lift (15-44 pounds) and carry
  • Able to engage in repetitive motions
  • Able to read handwritten documents
  • Able to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; able to hear including receiving detailed information orally; and able to see including color, depth, perception, or clarity
  • Experience with safety procedures for and mitigation of chemicals related to the storage of natural history specimens in fluids (e.g., formalin, alcohol, etc.)

Departmental Preferences:

  • M.S. degree (Zoology, Biology, or related field) with an emphasis in fish biology
  • 12-24 months of collection-related experience in biological museum collections, including collection and database management, digitization, and specimen preparation


  • Students, volunteers and interns

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

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