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Biology: Greenhouse/Animal Care Manager (75%)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Collections Manager III
  • Job ID: #19408
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Biology: Greenhouse/Animal Care Manager (75%)

POSITION: The Department of Biology is searching for a professional academic staff position for the management and operation of the UW-Eau Claire Greenhouses and Bird Museum as well as care of animals for department courses. This is a 75% year-round position with negotiable flexibility in the weekly schedule. Preference is for the position to begin Apr 10th but no later than May 1st, 2023. Candidates must be committed to the operation of a multi-room greenhouse complex, management of a diverse bird museum and care of invertebrate and vertebrate animals as needed. Primary duties include managing the plant and bird collections, working with undergraduate student assistants, and supporting department faculty with plants and animals utilized for teaching. The position description for this job is Greenhouse and Animal Care Manager with a standard job title of Collections Manager III.  The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full UW-System benefits apply. Internal funding is available to support professional development and work-related travel. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience is required from a regionally accredited institution in a relevant field of biology or horticulture; greenhouse work experience is required. Candidates must currently have or acquire a Wisconsin Pesticide Applicators License.  Applicants must also exhibit a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Past work with small live animals (vertebrates and invertebrates) in a research or educational setting is desired. Preferred qualifications also include excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty and staff; ability to supervise and train student-workers; the physical ability to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 50lbs..

THE UNIT: The Department of Biology currently has 17 faculty, 4 instructors, a lab manager, a greenhouse/animal care manager, and approximately 700 Biology majors including 100 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors. Department members are dedicated to teaching and are actively involved in research with undergraduates as demonstrated by co-authored presentations and publications. Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories, field equipment, cell and molecular biology instrumentation, equipment and facilities, a bird museum and a multi-room greenhouse complex on the roof of the current science building.   The campus contains an on-campus arboretum and both native and ornamental landscapes. It is adjacent to Putnam Park State Natural Area.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. UW-Eau Claire's campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire is a vibrant community of over 67,000 located in the Chippewa Valley. It was recently featured in Time Magazine, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a new “it” city for millennials due to its ever expanding entrepreneurial, local food, art and music scenes. The surrounding scenic countryside also offers plentiful access to rivers, public parks, and seasonal outdoor recreational activities. The valley is just 90 miles from the international airport and the cosmopolitan center of MinneapolisSt. Paul, Minnesota.

APPLICATION  PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Biology Collections Manager III/Greenhouse Animal Lab Manager position (Job ID # 19408) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application including statement on of interest and experience
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial school transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Winnifred Bryant, Department Chair

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Friday, March 31, 2023. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).