The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks two Curators to lead the research programs and steer the public engagement of its renowned Late Pleistocene Rancho La Brea collections housed at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. The successful candidates will conduct collection-based research in evolutionary biology and paleoecology including systematics, biogeography, climate change, and biodiversity science.
The NHM, the largest natural history museum in the western
United States, has recently finished a dramatic transformation including
new ground-breaking exhibitions and a 3 ½ acre wildlife garden. It
anticipates completing a similar transformation at the La Brea Tar Pits
& Museum during the next decade. The NHM’s mission is to inspire
wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural
worlds. Our strategic intent—“To be the best at communicating how our
planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters”— guides
our priorities over the next decade. The successful candidates will have
a record of outstanding research as well as excellent communication
skills, a talent for collaboration across disciplines, and an innate
ability to engage and enthuse the public and stakeholders through their
More information here: http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/384422/curators-/
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