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Full-Time Openings

Director of Community Science

The Director of Community Science is responsible for the direction and strategic expansion of the department, which facilitates the creation and support of local community-based projects to provide hands-on, accessible activities and opportunities for learning, data collection, and exploration of the natural world.  The Director of Community Science is a member of the Community Learning Division leadership team, working with the Vice President and the other program directors to establish and achieve CLD’s strategic vision. Additionally, The Director is responsible for the onboarding, training, and deployment of the Academy's volunteers, and interns that work directly with community partners to plan, manage, and evaluate community engagement activities.  In collaboration with the Community Learning Leadership team, The Director also conducts and publishes research on the key outcomes and findings of engagements, leads efforts to acquire local and national funding for its programs, and amplifies the work of community science as a signature activity the Academy.

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Database Developer/Programmer

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia seeks a database programmer who can develop desktop and web-based solutions for managing specimen collections in the Center for Systematic Biology & Evolution. The collections contain 20 million species in areas spanning botany (plants and fungi), diatoms, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, malacology (mollusks), mammalogy, ornithology, paleontology.  and general invertebrates. Current databases hold more than 1 million records in various platforms. More information about Academy collections may be found here, and information about research at the Academy can be found here.

The position reports to the Vice President, Collections & Research with a dotted line to the Senior Director, Technology and Infrastructure.

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Reference Librarian

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (the Academy) is seeking a Reference Librarian to serve as the point-of-contact for all reference requests, and to guide guests in their use of one of the finest natural history libraries in the Americas.  

The Academy’s extensive library collection is housed within its Library and Archives and reflects the institution’s role as one of the great natural history museums of the world, and the oldest in the Americas. Its collection tells a story of scientific inquiry beginning in the 16th century and has been shaped by two centuries of Academy research, purchases, subscriptions, and exchanges.

The primary users of the library collection are Academy scientists and staff, as well as Drexel’s faculty and students, with external researchers, visiting scholars, and other libraries regularly accessing its collections also.

Aside from the creation of new knowledge, the library collection also increasingly forms the basis of a robust schedule of public programs (including lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, tours, and exhibitions), student engagement, and professional training.

The Reference Librarian works alongside the Special Collections Librarian, the Cataloging and Serials librarian, the Brook Dolan Archivist, and the Executive Director of the Library and Archives as part of a five-person team responsible for implementing strategies that care for the collections, facilitate and share research, develop programming, foster networking and collaboration among other libraries and archives, build new audiences, and deepen the Academy’s relationship with Drexel University.

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Part-Time Openings

There are no Part-Time opportunities at this time.