Curator of Mycology – New York State Museum

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Curator of Mycology - New York State Museum

Curator of Mycology, Museum Scientist 3, Grade 25 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 3 position in the New York State Museum. Under the general direction of a Museum Scientist 4, the Museum Scientist 3 will serve as the designated curator of the State Museum’s mycology collection, perform and disseminate related research, supervise subordinate collections and research staff, and contribute to exhibition, public, and educational programming. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Curate the Museum’s Mycology (fungus) collection by building and maintaining the intellectual integrity of the collection, while expanding the Museum’s mycology collection holdings according to Museum and discipline standards, and ensuring proper physical care of these collections;
  • Maintain a well-established program of laboratory and field research in mycology;
  • Design specific research strategies and conduct research based on the mycology of New York that meets the highest professional standards and will include utilizing the established Mycology Collection;
  • Develop grant and other funding proposals to extramural sources to solicit support for research, curatorial, and educational programs;
  • Participate in exhibit development and planning, and prepare research findings and research reports for publication as peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, monographs, books, and professional presentations;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of public and educational programs to meet the Museum’s internal and/or community-oriented goals, which includes the Museum’s Evolution and Ecology Workshop for teachers and administrators in K-12 institutions, and the production of educational documents as well as live, in-person and/or pre-recorded lectures and field trips; and
  • Develop methods and carry out means of communicating research to the Museum’s diverse audiences, including outreach to groups not traditionally represented in museums.

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