Arachnology Collections Assistant

The Department of Zoology is looking for volunteers to work with the arachnology collection. Volunteers will provide support in the preservation of specimens, creating archival data labels, determining latitude and longitude of collecting locales, and identifying specimens to family and down to species.


Skills and Abilities

  • Solid attention to detail
  • Willingness to follow written instructions
  • Basic knowledge of arachnids (spiders and their relatives)



  • Must have completed the Colorado Spider Survey Workshop or a Spider Biology course. Extensive on-the-job training will be provided by the curator.


Upcoming Colorado Spider Survey Workshops
If you are interested in volunteering for the Arachnology Collection Assistant position at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science the Colorado Spider Survey Training Workshop is a prerequisite. Below are dates and times for upcoming workshops and information about how to register.

The workshops are free but registration is required. If you sign up for either of these workshops you must also either have a Colorado State Park pass or you must pay the State Park entrance fee ($7 - $9).

Saturday, July 26
1:00  –  5:00 p.m.
Colorado Spider Survey Training Workshop at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Call 719.576.2016 to register for this workshop

Thursday, August 7
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Plains Conservation Center
E-mail to register for this workshop

Saturday, August 9
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Colorado Spider Training Workshop at Roxborough State Park
4751 Roxborough Dr
Littleton, CO 80125
E-mail to register for this workshop

Saturday, September 13
10:00  a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Morrison Nature Center
E-mail to register for this workshop

Shifts available Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Commitment
Four hours per week

Age Requirement
Available to adult volunteers

To apply please complete the online Adult Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please call 303.370.6419.

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