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Position at San Diego Museum of Man

From: Mary Ann Brooks-Gonyer <mbrooksgonyer<-a>
Date: Monday, August 11, 2008
Project Manager: Collections Storage Renovation
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

Established in 1915, the San Diego Museum of Man is an anthropology
museum with an exceptional collection of over 100,000 objects,
nearly 50,000 photographic images and a scientific library of
approximately 50,000 volumes.  The museum currently occupies the
landmark California Building and Quadrangle that were constructed in
1915-1916 as part of the Exposition. These buildings, while
historic, provide inadequate storage for the collection.  The museum
is now beginning a comprehensive, multi-year project to bring the
collection storage space up to current museum standards and to
create a state-of-the-art facility that provides access to the
collection to researchers, scholars, and members of the communities
represented in the collections.

The museum is seeking a Project Manager to coordinate the project.
This first phase will be focused on securing preservation of and
access to the organic objects, namely the textiles, in the museum's
collection. This is a grant-funded position.

Position description: The Project Manager will oversee the storage
renovation project ensuring that all projects goals are met on a
timely basis and within budget.  The candidate will be responsible
for developing procedures, supervising all project-related work
activities and staff, and ensuring the care of the collection during
the move.  In addition, the Project Manager will be involved in
fundraising to ensure support for the subsequent phases of the
storage renovation project.

Key responsibilities include:  1) Plan, prioritize, and coordinate
all project activities to achieve goals within established budget
and on a timely basis; 2) Develop project procedures and work-flow
for tracking objects, written and photographic documentation,
handling, conservation, integrated pest management, packing,
transportation and storage; 3) Manage project staff ; 4) Manage
physical move of collections to temporary off-site storage facility;
4) Organize and supervise all project procedures to ensure the care
of the collection throughout the storage renovation; 5) Oversee
staff health and safety throughout the project; and 6) Collaborate
with Museum of Man staff for fundraising and grant writing.

Qualifications and Requirements include: 1) Minimum of Bachelor's
degree; 2) Project management experience; 3) Experience or training
in moving museum collections, as well as a knowledge of collections
management and collections documentation; 4) Computer skills,
familiarity with museum management software; 5) Strong communication
(both oral and written) skills; 6) Strong organizational skills with
attention to detail; and 7) Fundraising and grant-writing experience
a plus.

Qualified and interested candidates should forward their resume and
letter of interest via email to:

    MaryAnn Brooks-Gonyer
    mbrooksgonyer<-a t->museumofman< . >org

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