Baylor University Job Description

Positions within Baylor University exist to support the mission, which is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.



Title:

Collections Assistant
Position Class: 3394
EEO Job Category: 30
Position Number: 403436
FLSA Status: Qualifies for overtime
Department: Mayborn Museum Complex(403)

Reports to:

Collections Manager
Supports the mission of the university by: Handling the care and maintenance of museum collections while adhering to professional standards in order to preserve educational and research opportunities for the public
 Essential FunctionsPct Of Time

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Assist in directing and implementing the care and management of natural and cultural history collections, including acquisitions, deaccessions, cataloging, storage, inventory and preservation 45.00 %

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Handle routine integrated pest management and housekeeping in collections areas 20.00 %

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Assist with developing and implementing short, medium, and long-term plans, policies and procedures for the care and management of the museum’s collections 10.00 %

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Assists in the supervision of student workers and graduate students in the collections staff 10.00 %
 Secondary FunctionsPct Of Time

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Other duties as assigned 10.00 %

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Provides scholarly and professional services to external audiences, including the students, faculty and staff of Baylor University, the museum profession, researchers and the community 5.00 %

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All Mayborn staff are required to work on at least one cross-functional work team. These teams focus on organizational development issues. Staff spend no more than 2 hours each week on this work. 0.00 %

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All Mayborn staff are required to achieve 50 hours of professional development each year. These hours may include any required Baylor training sessions, online trainings required by the Mayborn Museum director, First Tuesday Coffee and FYI presentations, and professional conferences. 0.00 %
Level of Independence: Instructions and guidelines define overall goals and priorities under limited supervision. This position may have the authority to commit the employer in matters that have financial impact. Advanced knowledge is required in planning and completing assignments, resolving conflicts and coordinating work with others. This position has the authority to make decisions without direction from supervisor
Job Requirements:
 Education Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Bachelor's Degree
Field of Study
 Experience Minimum Required 1 year
Preferred 2 years
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations Minimum Required
Preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills or Other Abilities Minimum Required Team player; multi-tasker; flexible; life-time learner; experience working with cultural and natural history collections; computer literate; organized; self-starter; completes tasks with accuracy and efficiency
Preferred
Supervisory Responsibilities
Positions Supervised
TitleFTEDirect
Supervision
Indirect
Supervision
Graduate Assistants (1-2) 0.50
Student Workers (2-4) 0.25
      
Nature of Work Supervised: Orients and trains others; assigns and reviews work. May perform work similar to that of subordinates. Communicates priorities and schedules.
Level of Supervision Provided: Frequently supervises 10 or less staff members and / or student workers.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Physical effort with some handling of light weight such as supplies or materials (0 to 15 lbs). Frequent
Physical efforts including standing, lifting and carrying light to moderately heavy materials or equipment. (15 to 50 lbs). Frequent
Physical effort such as pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, and carrying heavy objects (50 + lbs). Occasional
Demands require close visual attention. Frequent
Demands require prolonged mental concentration. Frequent
Work performed in a normal office environment. Constant
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to weather extremes. Occasional
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors and noise. Occasional
Exposure to hazards that may result in some injury, lost time, or threat to one's personal health. Occasional
Exposure to job hazards that may result in injury, lost time, total disability or death. Never
Software/Computer Skills
Software Required Skill Level
Microsoft Windows Intermediate
Mac OS Novice
Microsoft Excel Intermediate
Microsoft PowerPoint Novice
Microsoft Word Intermediate
FileMaker Pro None
Adobe Photoshop None
Adobe PageMaker None
Microsoft Outlook Intermediate
Web Browser (Internet) Intermediate
Website Maintenance None
Banner None
CBORD CSGold None
Nolij None
Peoplesoft None
Persona None
Past Perfect (Museum Collections Management Software) Intermediate
Last modified: 7/13/2017

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