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Coordinator of Living Collections

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
High School

The location of this vacancy is Raleigh, but the company is open to considering applicants from other regions who meet the necessary criteria. You can apply for the Coordinator of Living Collections job opening that was posted on May 14, 2024 before it expires on June 11, 2024. Not knowing the salary, you have the possibility to negotiate it with the employer during salary talks. Don't wait until the last minute to apply for the job as North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the recruiter for this vacancy, will not accept late applications. One of the essential requirements for this job is that you have passed High School. The office or worksite for this job is located at Raleigh , NC , Raleigh , NC.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Coordinator of Living Collections

position title
Coordinator of Living Collections
name of hiring organization
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
web address of hiring organization, if applicable
location of job
11 West Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
job description
The Coordinator of Living Collections is an animal care professional with diverse responsibilities throughout the museum’s Living Collections section.
The position serves as the supervising swing curator and rotates through the animal care units to provide care coverage when and where it is needed. The position works closely with unit heads, the section director, and other stakeholders to coordinate and deliver a range of animal care programs and section operations. The position is a subject matter expert in animal care and modern zoological practices and serves in the section leadership team. The position also serves as section registrar.
The position directly supervises the Curator of Living Collections, and reports to the Director of Living Collections.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Rotating through animal care areas to provide care; 
  • Directly supervising staff, including organizing and leading staff meetings, creating staff schedules, assigning work, and evaluating performance;
  • Managing swing coverage by coordinating with animal care unit staff and section leadership to identify and address animal care needs, creating and reviewing calendars, tracking staff work assignments and care strings, and producing reports on rotations and coverage;
  • Continuously monitoring the health and wellbeing of Museum animals;
  • Providing skilled care to all kinds of animals including freshwater and marine fish, small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates; 
  • Maintaining, servicing, modifying, and installing animal habitats, habitat components, animal care facilities, and animal life support systems; 
  • Recording and directing the recording of data using database management software, paper logs, and other formats as part of routine data entry and recordkeeping tasks; 
  • Reviews and approves animal records created by staff they supervise;  
  • Designing, coordinating, or delivering a range of educational programs and guest experiences such as keeper talks, live animal presentations, or animal care internships;
  • Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, scheduling, supervising, and developing staff, interns, and volunteers;
  • Using creative problem solving, a broad understanding of Museum animals and operations, and strong teamwork skills to advance the museum mission and the work of Living Collections; 
  • Using strong verbal and written communication skills to work effectively in a variety of formats and platforms including in person, office software, and an animal records database; 
  • Working on-site and in person, including frequent weekends, some holidays, and inclement weather as required; 
  • Participates in after-hours animal care and emergency responses as needed on a 24-hour, 365-day basis to protect the immediate health and safety of Museum animals;
  • Creating and maintaining a positive, inclusive, and engaging environment for staff, colleagues, and guests. 
The Living Collections Section is responsible for the daily care of more than one thousand live animals representing 200 species, including many arthropods, freshwater and marine fish, reptiles and amphibians, as well as a few species of birds and mammals. Animal exhibits feature species from North Carolina and around the world. We deliver a range of guest-facing programs, curate a substantial collection of Ambassador Animals, care for live plants, and collaborate with other museum sections to celebrate nature and advance science.

The State’s Museum devoted to science and nature, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in central Raleigh, is the largest institution of its kind in the Southeastern United States and, with over a million visitors a year, the state’s most visited museum. Its 300,000 square foot downtown campus is augmented by Prairie Ridge Ecostation and satellite facilities in Whiteville, Greenville, and Contentnea Creek. Together, they provide a variety of curriculum-focused classes onsite, offsite, outdoors, and online for pre-kindergarten through graduate students across the state.
As a museum of nature, we integrate the dual concepts of illumination and inspiration with the work we do and the many stories we tell. In a time of unprecedented environmental challenges, nothing could be more critical. This nexus of ideas makes us unique. Across three vibrant floors of laboratories and exhibitions, our Nature Research Center provides an unparalleled opportunity to see science in action by watching museum researchers studying the natural world in real time. In the Nature Exploration Center, exhibits and live animal displays reveal North Carolina’s rich natural habitats, wildlife, and geology from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.
Our programs and activities impact people in all the state’s one hundred counties. We develop a variety of exhibits to share with institutions across North Carolina and support other museums by administering the North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. We also engage the state’s students indirectly by providing professional development training for teachers, research opportunities for classrooms, and outdoor learning environments on school campuses.

How to Apply

Deadline for applications is 5/31/2024 5:00 PM Eastern.
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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