Zoology Entomology Collections Assistant

Do you love bugs? The Zoology Department is looking for volunteers to provide support to the insect collections, including a vast beetle collection with a focus on learning insect preparation techniques, especially pinning. Tasks also include the identification of specimens to the species level, cataloging and/or databasing of specimens and assisting with outreach activities.


Required Skills

Biology and entomology experiences helpful. Solid attention to detail. Experience handling specimens and steady hands a must! Ability to read and understand taxonomic literature and publications. Basic familiarity of field collection methods.



Zoology staff will train



Shifts available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be able to volunteer for a four hour shift each week with with a minimum of 20 shifts within one year.


Age Requirements

Available to individual applicants 18 or older


How To Apply
To apply please complete the Adult Application. If you have any questions, please call 303.370.6490.

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