IPM Collection Technician – Job Number: 221032

Posted on 04/27/2022

IPM Collection Technician – Job Number: 221032
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 (hours may vary, flexible work schedule with some work occurring in the evenings and on weekends)
Salary Range: Up to $16.15 based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter 

Job Description
Provides technical assistance for the museum’s 12 collections, including the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, monitoring of museum collections’ environments, and management of the dermestid facility for research-quality skeletal preparations; provides direct support to collection management staff in the management and maintenance of the collections by assisting with digitization, archiving and inventorying, database management, and all other aspects  of collections management.

Supports and assists the museum’s security, special events, exhibits, and other front of the house departments, including but not limited to serving as a dock guard, handling incoming and outgoing deliveries, setting up and tearing down for special events, and assisting with public events and visitor services operations.

Job Requirements
Required Education:
 Bachelor Degree 

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of museum-related work experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree.


  • Operation and maintenance of Isolation and Treatment Facility, including inspecting all incoming material to prevent pest introductions.
  • Operation and management of the Dermestid Facility to produce research-quality skeletal preparations.
  • Monitor and identify museum pests, posting reports, and taking appropriate actions to prevent infestations.
  • Environmental monitoring of museum collections and exhibit areas.
  • Maintenance of department-related records and databases.
  • Assisting collection management staff with digitization, archiving and inventorying, database management, and other collections management related duties.
  • Assisting security department with dock-related guard duties assisting other museum departments as needed, including special events exhibits, education, and visitor service

Certifications: None

Departmental Preferences:

  • MA or Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, art history, culture
  • 12-24 months of Integrated Pest Management, Dermestid Facility, or collection management experience
  • Prior supervisory and photographic/multi-media experience.
  • Demonstration of prior positive outcomes working with indigenous cultures and/or sensitivity to cult

Supervision: Student Group

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.

Diversity Statement
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes

Special Indications: None 

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