Thursday, August 1, 2013

AMNH fossil preparator position

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Date:  08/01/2013

Job Title:  Preparator (Paleontology)

Responsibilities & Duties:
The responsibilities and duties of the position include preparation and restoration of vertebrate fossils, especially detailed microscope-based anatomical preparation, using a full range of mechanical and chemical methods; creating molds and casts; assisting in laboratory operations, and other divisional tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (typically at least 4 years of specimen or exhibit preparation) required.  Demonstrated high level of professional skill, innovation, and cooperativeness. Outstanding manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and patience. Knowledge of vertebrate anatomy useful. Good organizational, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in life sciences plus at least one full year of practical experience in preparation, molding and casting.

Interested parties should apply online: 

Applications must be received no later than September 13, 2013

Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail

**Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquires regarding the status of an application**

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since it’s founding in 1869, the
Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and
disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the
universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education
and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present
a panorama of the world's cultures.

The America
 Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates
of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for
vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high
volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose
skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

Ruth O'Leary
Director of Collections, Archives and Preparation
Division of Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York
NY 10024

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