Mammoth Site Summer Internships Closing Application Date: March 15, 2008. The Mammoth Site is a natural trap of late Pleistocene fauna. Over 10,000 vertebrate and invertebrate fossils have been uncovered at the Mammoth Site through the 2005 field season. About 3,500 of these bones belong to Columbian and Wooly mammoths. Over 2,000 of these bones remain in-situ. The 28 vertebrate species found at the site are stored in the preparation laboratory and bone repository.
Position: There are six seasonal internships available, each starting ineither May or June and lasting through August or September. These are full-time positions (40 hrs/wk), paying $7.25 per hour, with free housing. You will be working between 400 and 640 hours over the course of the summer (10-16 weeks; includes weekends as needed).
Responsibilities: The position will involve conducting educational tours forthe general public (20 hours per week) and preserving and preparing
Pleistocene fossil material in the lab and in the bonebed (20 hours per week). In addition, there will be opportunities to learn molding and casting, and bonebed cartography.
Minimum Qualifications: You must be at least an undergraduate student in biology, geology, anthropology, museum studies, or a related field. You should also have some experience working with natural history collections, knowledge of anatomy, and familiarity with computers, database programs and digital cameras. You needn¹t be an expert in any of those fields, however. Good organizational skills and attention to details are a plus, as is the ability to work independently, and lift 35 lbs. Interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with public are both very important.
Preferred Qualifications: · One year or more of vertebrate paleontology preparation, invertebrate
preparation and/or museum curatorial experience in Pleistocene vertebrate paleontology.
· Experience in education program development and delivery.
· A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, and ArcGIS software.
· Experience with public speaking and guide work.
Application: Contact Don Esker or Olga Potapova for the application and additional information on this position. Submit your Mammoth Site application, resume, and academic references to:
Don Esker, Bonebed Curator/Educator Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc.
P.O. Box 692. 1800 Truck Bypass Route 18. Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin after March 15, 2008 deadline. For
further information about the Mammoth Site, please visit us at www.mammothsite.com