The Department of Earth Sciences (DES) is an outwardly focused and collegial team of researchers with a strong regional focus and expertise in paleontology and geology. The DES paleontology program is field and lab-based and has active, long-term projects across the Rocky Mountain west. The department currently includes four curators, a chief preparator, a collections manager, an assistant collections manager, an office manager, grant-funded curatorial assistants, and about 300 volunteers who engage in research, collections, preparation, fieldwork, and outreach.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking a Preparator to support and broaden the scope of the Schlessman Family Earth Sciences Laboratory (ES Lab). The ES Lab is inside the museum\'s Prehistoric Journey exhibit, and supports the research, curation and outreach efforts of the Museum and staff in the Department of Earth Sciences. The position requires someone to provide supervisory and technical support to the Schlessman Family Earth Sciences Laboratory (ES Lab) in order to ensure that the lab functions efficiently and that Earth Sciences specimens are prepared at the highest professional standards. Coordinate with the Lab Manager and Chief Preparator to supervise and manage volunteers in the ES Lab. Support Earth Sciences curator driven field activities and provide supervision and leadership of volunteer activities while in the field. Provide molding and casting expertise as leader of this portion of the lab and support the discipline of paleontology to maintain the ! Mu
seum\'s efforts to deliver world-class research, curation, and outreach.
Details are at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=94
Vertebrate Paleontology Curatorial Assistant:
This is a term position, and the term is currently two years, beginning January 2015. The Vertebrate Paleontology Curatorial Assistant will assist in meeting the objectives of the 3-year National Science Foundation funded project: CSBR: Natural History: Uncrowding, rehousing, and digitization of the non-federal fossil vertebrate collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Curatorial Assistant will assist with activities related to inventory/data cleanup, uncrowding, and rehousing of non-federal fossil vertebrate specimens associated with, and following, the move to the new collections facility. The Curatorial Assistant will also assist with the digitization of the non-federal fossil vertebrate collection and associated web-related databasing. The Curatorial Assistant will work closely with departmental staff and train and oversee a large team of volunteers.
Details are at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMNS&cws=1&rid=487