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.

Training
On-the-job training will be provided by the zoology collections staff and entomology curator

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

Minimum Age Requirements
Available to individual applicants 18 years of age or older 


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