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Employment Opportunities

Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available. We also offer unpaid internship opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

We are currently hiring a Mollusk Collection Assistant (part-time) and Georeferencing Assistant (part-time),  and Education Assistants (part-time).

 

Mollusks Collection Assistant (InverEBase, NSF Grant #EF 14-02697)

Summary:

  • The Mollusks Collection Assistant assists the Mollusk staff with finding specimens in the Collection and updating computer records.

Essential Functions:

  • Locate the physical specimens listed on the inventory
  • Put specimen lots in numerical order
  • Reorganize data slips for each lot of specimens
  • Update inventory records with missing data
  • Perform other grant-related duties as required or requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree or actively taking college courses in pursuit of a degree related to the Life Sciences (Zoology, Botany, Biology)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Interest in natural history collections
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team that includes the Curator of Mollusks and Technology Specialist for the InvertEBase grant
  • Ability to stand for the time required to work in the collection cabinets
  • Ability to lift and move objects on occasion weighing up to 25 lbs.

Schedule:

  • This is a part-time, temporary position.  The schedule is flexible, but not in less than 3-hour blocks, with an exact scheduled determined in collaboration with the Curator of Mollusks.  The period of employment will not exceed 300 hours without prior approval for the Curator of Mollusks.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit cover letters and resumes to treed@delmnh.org or mail to Terri Reed, DMNH, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Salary requirements must be included. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday July 24, 2018.  EOE

Georeferencing Assistant (InverEBase, NSF Grant #EF 14-02697)

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Summary:  Georeference freshwater & terrestrial mollusk localities in support of the InvertEBase goals

Essential Functions:

         Find accurate latitude and longitude for collection records and localities using GeoLocate and/or   BatchGeo software

         Update Specify database records to reflect latitude, longitude and error for each locality record  

        Perform other grant-related duties as required or requested

Minimum Qualifications: 

         College degree or actively taking college courses in pursuit of a degree

         Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suites applications

         Interest in natural history collections conservation and research

         An understanding of basic geography

         Excellent organizational skills

         Ability to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team that  includes the Mollusks Collection Manager and the Technology Specialist for the InvertEBase

         Ability to work at a computer for extended time periods

   

Special Requirement:

       Map reading proficiency

        

Schedule:

         This is a part-time, temporary position.  The schedule is flexible, but not in less than 3 hour-blocks, with an exact schedule determined in collaboration with the Curator of Mollusks. The period of employment will not exceed 300 hours without prior approval from the Curator of Mollusks.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit cover letters and resumes to treed@delmnh.org or mail to Terri Reed, DMNH, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Salary requirements must be included. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday July 24, 2018. EOE

The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Public Programming Department is currently seeking part-time Education Assistants to help lead a variety of educational, science-based programs such as: Scout & Community Overnights, day-time Scout programs, special events, interactive labs, group tours, outreaches and more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, science, communications, or a natural history-related field preferred. College

      juniors and seniors working towards a BA/BS considered

  • Education experience preferred
  • Ability to take science concepts and teach them at an age-appropriate level
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • May require first aid, CPR and defibrillator training

Special Requirements:

  •  Ability and willingness to assist with the responsibility for the care of the Museum’s live animal collection
  • Priority will be given to candidates with availability to work overnights (6pm – 8am), evenings, weekends and holidays.

Schedule:

  • Part-time, based on the programming needs (Annual hours average 300). Includes some overnight, weekend and holiday hours

Compensation:

  • This position is considered entry level.  The hourly rate is $10.00/hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to email their resumes to treed@delmnh.org, fax them to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit them to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  EOE