The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH or the Museum), a non-profit, educational corporation located in New York City, is seeking a talented attorney for a position within the Museums Office of General Counsel.
The mission of the American Museum of Natural History is to discover, interpret, and disseminate through scientific research and education knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. AMNH is a scientific, educational and cultural institution and its collections are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
Scientific research at AMNH is carried out with a full-time scientific staff of more than 200 who work in paleontology, zoology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth sciences. AMNH scientists conduct more than 100 expeditions each year and also work worldwide to survey and study biological diversity, support educational programs, and mitigate threats to the Earths ecosystems. In total, the Museum employs more than 1,000 full-time staff, 300 part-time staff and has a volunteer team of roughly 1,000.
The Museums Richard Gilder Graduate School is the first and only museum-based graduate school in the United States and offers a PhD in Comparative Biology and a Masters in the Art of Teaching with a specialization in Earth Science.
This Attorney will work with the General Counsel and Associate Counsel to provide legal advice to Museum departments on a wide range of matters including labor and employment issues, litigation, insurance claims, construction and facilities matters, contracts, licenses, intellectual property matters and regulatory compliance. It is critical that the Attorney have an awareness and understanding of the issues that concern the Museum as a tax-exempt educational organization and a high-profile cultural institution, so that such issues are properly managed and appropriate legal and business advice is provided.
American Museum Of Natural History