Collections Manager: Wet Collections

Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 00:00
Employer: The Natural History Museum of University of Oslo
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: NOK 584,500–624,500

The Natural History Museum of University of Oslo is looking for a new collection manager for a permanent position at the Department of Technical and Scientific Conservation (SKF). We are looking for someone who can work with the conservation of the museum's wet-preserved collections. The position is part of a technician group with ten other collection technicians in the zoological collections.

The museum has approximately 6 million natural history objects in 15 main collections within living plants, botany, mycology, zoology, paleontology and geology. The collections consist of both physical objects and associated digital data and document the biological and geological diversity of the Earth and Norway.

Approximately 1 million of the objects are wet-preserved in ethanol, and consist mainly of different zoological organism groups, ranging from vertebrates to crustaceans and insects. The collections manager will have special responsibility for the wet-preserved vertebrates, but may also be assigned tasks in the other collections.

Collection management at NHM holds a high international standard. In order for the collections to retain their value and potential, they must be physically maintained and digitally accessible. We are therefore looking for a skilled employee who can also work in digital subject systems (databases).